Senior Landscape Architect
- Job Type:
- Full Time
- Posting Date:
- Deadline Date:
- Vaughan, ON
- Company Name:
- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
- Job Details:
SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:
The Senior Landscape Architect will manage the Landscape Design Group of the Project Management Office, providing sound technical advice and creative vision to achieve innovative and sustainable design of urban, rural, and natural environments. Through effective collaboration and utilization of sound project management methodology, this position ensures successful planning, design, and execution of a diverse range of ecological restoration, green infrastructure, trail and park projects. Specifically, this position manages staff resources and provides oversight of projects, to ensure successful outcomes in compliance with corporate policies, procedures and applicable government regulations and laws. Finally this positon mentors and manages staff, by providing a solutions oriented approach using sound judgment, ingenuity, and creativity. Occupational Health and Safety is a major responsibility of this position.
- Landscape Architecture degree from an accredited university;
- Full membership and professional designation with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA), with professional stamp;
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification an asset;
- Minimum 10 years of experience in managing projects, construction implementation and staff resources, while working as a Landscape Architect;
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills supported by sound knowledge of technical landscape design and construction methods and practices;
- Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills;
- Highly developed technical and creative design ability, and graphic skills;
- Computer literate and competency with project management, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite software, hand drawing, 3D modeling and techniques that are applicable to design and analysis;
- Demonstrated ability to lead public consultation, negotiate contentious issues and maintain excellent stakeholder and client relationships;
- Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, with ability to work in a team environment;
- Strong supervisory skills and ability to develop staff and manage performance;
- Ability to work evenings and weekends;
- Valid Ontario Driver’s License (Class G).
SUMMARY OF MAJOR TASKS:
- Direct the development of innovative plans and designs including master plans, and site plans to address project goals and objectives that support watershed restoration and public use initiatives.
- Provide leadership in the design, project management and successful construction execution of several large scale projects, with competing deadlines and completion targets.
- Provide expertise in areas of open space design, ecological restoration and shoreline/riverine landscape conditions where complex or sensitive site interventions are required.
- Establish and lead the multi-disciplinary project teams in the role of project manager, inclusive of ecology, water resources engineer, geo-technical engineering and hydrogeology expertise.
- Communicate project vision, goals and objectives and report on milestone completion, risks, mitigation strategies, schedule and budget.
- Facilitate the creation of Project Plans with consideration for scope, deliverables, resources, schedule, cost, risks, quality, project monitoring, and reporting requirements.
- Plan and direct and field surveys, site inventories, and applicable engineering studies to establish baseline data to inform project development.
- Facilitate meetings, participate in the public consultation process, resolve issues, and conduct negotiations.
- Oversee preparation of contract documents, including: technical working drawings (layout and material plans, grading plans, planting plans and details), construction drawings and specifications.
- Oversee the implementation of landscape designs, including permit acquisition, costing and quantities estimating, scheduling, procurement and contract administration, and deficiency review and sign-off.
- Maintain project compliance with all environmental and engineering standards, codes, specifications, design instructions, corporate policies, and regulatory approvals.
- Liaise with other internal departments and municipal partners on matters related to trail and greenspace planning and asset management. Create business opportunities that result in new projects through partnering.
- Recruit, train, and supervise personnel, including managing workloads, assigning roles and responsibilities, setting priorities, providing guidance and technical assistance.
- Perform additional assignments and responsibilities as assumed or requested.
TRCA is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
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