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Senior Landscape Architect or Landscape Designer

For more than a decade, Donohoe Living Landscapes has been developing thoughtful, bespoke designs for high-end residences throughout British Columbia. 

We are looking for our next Senior Landscape Designer/Landscape Architect to execute our custom residential designs with precision. You will contribute to a variety of high-end, one-of-a-kind projects throughout the province, and work directly with our clients, sub-contractors, and our passionate team. Not only do we offer unique projects for you to put your signature design touch on, but we regularly take on special projects that benefit and involve our team in the community. You will play a key, hands-on role in the entire process of design to development, and be part of a quickly growing company. You will bring a strong technical skill set paired with exceptional design capabilities with a desire to deliver projects to a high standard. We are focused on finding the right calibre of candidate to join Donohoe who will propel complex projects forward.

A typical week:

  • Collaborate with our landscape architects and designers on concepts and working drawings, with the intention to lead the development of our complex landscape designs in the near future;
  • Work with our horticulturalist to produce our stunning planting plans;
  • Join our project manager in ensuring the construction of our projects are properly executed;
  • Collaborate directly with clients, contractors, and subcontractors to properly communicate design intent;
  • Contribute to our ‘Pro Bono’ projects, currently a Covid-19 memorial garden for a local extended care facility;
  • Collaborate with the team to create show gardens and extraordinary installations;
  • Bring your enthusiasm for landscape designs that push the boundary of what is expected.

What you’ll bring:

  • 7+ years working as a designer with a focus on custom, high-end landscape design - residential experience a benefit;
  • A diploma or degree in Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design;
  • A tenacious attitude, with the desire to constantly bring unique and new ideas to the forefront; 
  • A results-oriented mindset to meet and exceed client expectations and go the extra mile;
  • Skilled understanding of AutoCad (bonus for Vectorworks) and Adobe Design Suite;
  • Demonstrated experience with seeing a project through from permitting to final stages, 
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.

What we offer:

  • Attractive compensation reflective of the level of skill and value you bring. We are committed to providing a wage that will be encouraging for all suitable applicants. In addition we offer an employer-paid extended benefits package;
  • A supportive environment with plenty of opportunities to advance your career;
  • Work-life balance with flexible hours;
  • A beautiful, centrally located office and convivial work environment where you are empowered to manage your work as you see fit.  

We welcome everyone to apply!

If you're excited about this role, but do not meet all of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply anyway. We review all applications and still may consider you the right person for the role or have another open position where you’re the perfect fit. For more information, please see our website at: 

Donohoe Living Landscapes is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other basis forbidden under federal, provincial, or local law. Please let us know if you require any accommodations by emailing: j[email protected]

Donohoe Living Landscapes
#310-321 Water Street
Vancouver, BC, BC V6T1B8
Jessica Oakes
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.