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Landscape Technologist / Designer

About the Opportunity

Here at Urban Systems, we are a community of consultants, brought together by our shared values, and a deep commitment to building vibrant communities. Our landscape architecture team is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our growing professional practice in our Calgary and/or Winnipeg office(s). Our inter-disciplinary design team is invested and committed to delivering high quality work on exciting and challenging public realm projects that create identity and foster resilience in communities.

As a valued member of our practice, you will get to contribute by:

  • Communicating and collaborating with internal and external project teams
  • Reviewing and implementing municipal guidelines and standards
  • Preparing and reviewing detailed design drawings including custom construction details and specifications
  • Supporting the preparation of conceptual design packages and visualizations using hand and computer rendering techniques
  • Performing site inspections, attending construction meetings and support the administration of construction contracts
  • Identifying risks and troubleshooting potential solutions
  • Advocating for the importance of the landscape architecture industry and assisting in raising the profile of the practice

About You

Our preferred candidate will have a minimum of a diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology or university degree in Landscape Architecture who is early in their career (up to three years) and committed to ongoing personal and professional development.

The following attributes would be key to success in this role:

  • Knowledge in design, detailing, grading, construction specifications
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and MS Office software
  • Experience using Civil 3D is an asset
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • A valid Class 5 Drivers License and access to a personal vehicle
  • Strong organizational and effective communication and writing abilities
  • Ability to multi-task and manage workloads of multiple projects while prioritizing deliverable deadlines
  • Enthusiasm and ability to participate in a collaborative approach to design projects
  • Proactive in the achievement and development of personal and professional goals
Urban Systems Ltd.
501-121 5th Avenue
Calgary/Winnipeg, BC v2c 0M1
Heather Dzida
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.