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Project Manager

  • Company Earthscape Play
  • Location Waterloo, ON
  • Published Jan 27, 2023
  • Closing Mar 31, 2023

At Earthscape, we create beautiful, innovative custom playground sculptures and structures that inspire children and adults to creatively play.  By partnering with some of the most prestigious Landscape Architecture firms in North America, we bring brilliant playground concepts to life. Our award-winning design-build firm is located just outside of Elmira, Ontario in Waterloo Region.

Together, our ambitious team designs, engineers, builds, and installs state-of-the-art timber playgrounds that become iconic and well-loved destination spaces. The work environment we’ve created is positive, productive, fun, and rewarding. To see our one-of-a-kind projects, visit www.earthscapeplay.com.

Currently, we are looking for a Project Manager to join our growing team.  The role of this team member is best suited to someone who has experience with design-build projects, consulting,  including custom manufacturing or landscape design, but also someone who is comfortable working outside of the box; our playgrounds don’t fit within regular building code categories. 

The role:

  • Assist project coordination and client/site meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, clients, contractors, and sub-contractors;
  • Manage the preparation of schematic and conceptual design drawings, working drawings, construction contracts, tender,  and contract administration documents;
  • Work collaboratively across internal departments to review and validate the intended approach to the project tasks;
  • Manage and track change orders, applications for payment by contractors and other contractual modifications impacting budget and schedule;
  • Accurately, efficiently, and profitably manage projects to exceed the clients’ expectations;
  • Plan, organize, and direct the work throughout the life of the project to successfully deliver the project to the client.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Degree in Landscape Architecture, or Diploma in Landscape Design;
  • 5-10 years of experience within the Landscape Architecture, Design-Build, and/or Custom Construction or Manufacturing field.
  • Proven experience in a wide range of landscape architecture projects, from conceptual design to contract administration;
  • Strong organizational and time management experience with keen attention to detail;
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, & Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Experience reviewing Rhino models;
  • Ability to read blueprints and understand elevations/grading;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, email etiquette, grammar and networking;
  • Thrive in a collaborative work environment with a multidisciplinary team, but also work effectively with little supervision;
  • A growth mindset, and an eagerness to learn from your mistakes.

What’s in it for you?

Compensation: $80,000-90,000 commensurate with experience

This job will offer you the opportunity to work on some of North America’s most innovative playground projects.  The pace, challenges and problem-solving opportunities will mean you are never bored.  You will have the chance to develop and refine a wide variety of skills in our rapidly growing business.  Your colleagues are dynamic, and highly skilled.  They have an impressive range of backgrounds, skills and expertise. 

We believe in great compensation for great employees, and we reward our staff with a combination of:

  • profit sharing and performance bonuses;
  • employee share ownership options after one year of employment;
  • extended health and dental benefits;
  • work vehicle;
  • social events such as summer bbqs, annual golf tournament;
  • tuition reimbursement.

Accommodations: We are committed to treating all people in a way that respects their dignity and independence. Should you require any accommodation during the recruitment process or otherwise, please notify us of this when you apply and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

Pre-employment checks: As part of our selection process, successful candidates may be required to consent to background checks relevant to the role, prior to receiving a job offer. These could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, identity check, criminal offense and driver’s license record. 

At Earthscape Play, we are committed to building an environment where everyone feels included, valued, and heard. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging are an important part of our everyday work, and it is our belief that they enable us to reach our goal of bringing incredible play spaces to life. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.