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Landscape Architecture Project Lead – Transportation Planning Specialist 3

 What to Expect
Work occurs in office settings and in construction/field offices/construction sites where specific safety training and requirements may apply. Field work includes observation, information gathering, documentation and occasional light physical activities including walking/standing outdoors on highway roadsides and construction sites for extended periods of time and during inclement weather
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Landscape Architecture Project Lead will:
  • Evaluate, guide and oversee work by consultants, design-build contractors, citizens, civic organizations and other governmental agencies for adherence to departmental policies and standards Provide guidance to implement and manage roadside, site, and mitigation work.
  • Provide landscape architecture functional analysis, contract plans, specifications, and estimates using Microstation and other supporting computer software. Act as a technical expert and prepare studies for roadside issues.
  • Act as the primary project/team contact and technical expert in relation to roadside, site and mitigation development policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Work collaboratively to facilitate low-maintenance solutions in all phases of work.
  • Lead small team of landscape designers to meet assigned project deadlines.
  • Represent landscape architecture expertise on multi-disciplinary teams to develop and recommend solutions on highly complex projects.
  • Represent region Landscape Architect, department policies, standards, and guidelines to a variety of audiences.
  • Lead weekly team meetings and track team deadlines to ensure product delivery. 
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or a Bachelor of Science Degree with major in Landscape Architecture.
  • Two years’ experience as a Transportation Planning Specialist 2, Landscape Designer 2 or equivalent experience. 
  • Knowledge of mitigation requirements for successful design and construction.
  • Ability to manage complex project utilizing standardized project management methodology and strategies.
  • Ability to perform on-site inspections and make professional recommendations for roadside preservation, restoration, mitigation and plant establishment work on construction sites.
  • Able to work in a variety of terrain and weather conditions, and at times outside of normal work hours when the situation calls for it.
  • Valid Driver’s License

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have: 
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • Certified in Site Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Experience in construction contract administration 
  • Experience with native plant material and environmental restoration