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Junior Landscape Designer

Job Type:
Full Time
Posting Date:
2018-12-06
Deadline Date:
2019-01-31
Location:
Calgary, AB
Company Name:
O2 Planning + Design
Job Details:

Do you want to make a real difference and help deliver healthy, resilient, and inclusive places?

O2 Planning + Design (O2) is seeking a highly motivated junior landscape designer who aspires to create high quality places as part of our talented design studio. We require designers who demonstrate a strong understanding of urbanism, placemaking and landscape design. The right candidate will be focused on design excellence and innovative solutions.

About us

Our commitment to quality, in everything we do, ensures that we create extraordinary places.

O2 is a multidisciplinary firm comprised of landscape architects, urban designers, planners, environmental scientists, and information designers. We emphasize a hybrid approach to design and planning, one in which infrastructure, landscape, economy, and culture inform each other and enrich the city. We firmly believe in the strength of collaboration and seek to harness the passion and imagination that each individual brings to the practice. We have built a reputation for design quality and innovation in urban design – resulting in the focused delivery of crafted projects. We are privileged to be working on a wide range of internationally recognised projects. More information about our firm can be found here: www.o2design.com.

The Role

The junior landscape architect will work alongside a range of professionals on a variety of exciting projects. Our work is varied and includes regional, city-wide, downtown, campus, and regeneration planning, and the detailed design of parks, plazas and streetscapes. We undertake projects for public and private sector clients across Canada and selectively worldwide.

As an enthusiastic team player, you will enjoy working in a collaborative team environment and demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels, including project teams, clients, local communities and external consultants.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with a multidisciplinary team in developing concept designs, presentations, written reports, contract documents, construction documentation drawings and construction detailing
  • Prepare high quality renderings in SketchUp, Rhino and other 3D modeling software

Education

  • A University Degree in Landscape Architecture or related study area

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • 1+ years of relevant experience
  • Exceptional graphic communication skills and proven technical expertise in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Rhino and other 3D modeling software
  • Experience in technical detailing, drafting and construction practices an asset
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English
  • Eligible for Associate level membership in the Alberta Association of Landscape Architecture (AALA)

Why Calgary?

The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Calgary as one of the top 5 cities to live in every year since 2009. Calgary is surrounded by natural beauty, with world-class hiking and ski resorts just a 60-minute drive away. The dramatic Rocky Mountains provide the backdrop to the city’s stunning vistas. Calgary has nearly 1,100 kilometres of bike paths and has 333 days of sunshine each year, the most of any major city in North America. The city is emerging as a design center with recent projects by Calatrava, BIG, Foster, Snohetta and Allied Works. With an average age of 36, Calgary has a youthful and energetic populace that makes it a vibrant city.  Popular festivals include the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Beakerhead and of course the Calgary Stampede.

How to apply:

Individuals wishing to apply should email a cover letter, resume with references, and a current portfolio in PDF format (no larger than 5 MB) to the attention of the Hiring Committee at info@o2design.com with “Junior Landscape Designer” in the subject field.

Salary is commensurate with education level, professional experience, and demonstrated knowledge. Due to the volume of interested applicants, we are not able to respond to telephone inquiries.

O2 is an equal-opportunity employer.

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