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Stantec Senior Landscape Architect-Community Development in Waterloo, Ontario

Through design, we empower communities and help realize their potential. Our landscape architects create inspired spaces that reflect context and user needs along with our commitment to sustainability. We take a collaborative approach to design and believe that the best solutions are the product of diverse perspectives.

Your Opportunity

Stantec Landscape Architecture is an award-winning practice with over 250 talented designers and technicians collaborating globally. Our landscape architecture practice leads rewarding and transformational assignments within our 23,000-person interdisciplinary design firm. Our local and global presence provides extraordinary project opportunities for our staff and offers a collaborative work environment that encourages research and development and creativity and innovation in the performance of our work. Stantec Landscape Architecture is firmly committed to design excellence in our core sectors: parks and plazas, waterfronts, streetscapes, master-planned communities, naturalized habitats, greenways, cultural facilities, sports, resiliency, and transportation.

Stantec’s Waterloo studio is seeking a Senior Landscape Architect to join our team. The successful candidate will assist our team with design development, presentations, project documentations, specifications, deliveries and implementations. If successful, you will have the opportunity to lead and manage multiple assignments, interact with existing and prospective clients and professionals across many disciplines. Candidate must demonstrate exemplary written and digital communication skills and a strategic and design-oriented perspective.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • A leader with the position andresponsibility for design excellence, project management, clientdevelopment and maintenance and staff mentoring and development;

  • Take responsibility for leadingproject teams to deliver to meet and exceed our client’s expectations.

  • Execute and manage complexlandscape architectural designs and collaborate allied professionalsthrough design development and construction document phases to executebuilt work;

  • Serve as a technical designexpert for projects and supervise and manage work through junior staff todevelop and execute design;

  • Site analysis and designconcept development including digital and hand-illustrated deliverablessuitable to communicate design intent to clients and staff;

  • Project scoping, scheduling andconcept design through construction phase project management;

  • Oversight and leadership onanalysis, design reports and master plan level graphics and narrative;

  • Interface directly with clientsand able to provide clear, well-articulated and solution-orientedrecommendations;

  • Maintain and strengthen clientrelationships and play a key role in client management and satisfaction;

  • Client interaction andrepresentation of our practice for projects, project pursuits, strategicinitiatives, promotional events and business development in collaborationwith our practice leadership;

  • Project development throughrelationships, vision, and leveraging in-house expertise and clientposition;

  • Identify opportunities forgrowth and strengthen the existing client base and service offerings ofour Landscape Architecture team;

  • Demonstrate high levels ofself-awareness and emotional intelligence;

  • Plan and manage projects andtasks to complete projects on time and within budget;

  • Demonstrated ability toprioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment; and,

  • Excellent design, graphic,computer, written and verbal communication skills with a comfort inmanaging complex projects and providing design leadership on a widevariety of projects.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Experience in a consulting role with both private and public sector clients/projects and an established network of clients; existing relationships in South Western Ontario is an asset;

  • Demonstrate success on interdisciplinary and complex assignment

  • Strong knowledge of landscape architecture best practices and ability lead multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative and integrated landscape architecture solutions;

  • Excellent creative thinking and design abilities, with an ability to integrate sustainable design in urban and suburban context, and a familiarity with contemporary landscape architecture – peers, trends, research, and transformational projects;

  • Design and thought leadership pertaining to a wide variety of project types and locations – from rural to urban;

  • Ability to mentor, coach, teach, empower, inspire and motivate co-workers, working to engage and retain talent;

  • Experience with business development, securing new clients/work, and developing strategic plans for professional practice in landscape architecture;

  • Sound knowledge of industry practice and demonstrated commitment to excellence in customer service;

  • Well-versed in local, regional, national and global trends in landscape architecture, urban design and planning;

  • Excellent written and graphic communication skills, including hand drawing, sketching and visualization techniques, computer literacy in word processing and other standard office software, a depth of knowledge in the Adobe creative suite, In-Design, Sketch-Up and general knowledge of ACAD systems is an asset or similar platforms at a supervisory level of effectiveness is an asset;

  • Strong communication, negotiation, interpersonal and time management skills with the ability to function in a high volume, challenging environment;

  • Experience managing staff, consultants, project teams, client relationships and complex projects;

  • Superior research, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills;

  • Willingness to travel as project opportunities arise (typically 1 to 3-day duration, approximately 1 to 2 times per month); and,

  • Excellent professional references from client and professional design consultants.

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or completion of an accredited landscape architecture education program from a recognized educational institution. 10 years of professional related experience after diploma/degree. Registration as a Landscape Architect in Canadian province(s) and/or the US and full member of CSLA or ASLA is required. Ability to be licensed in Ontario is required.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Landscape Architect

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Waterloo

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190001VO