Careers

Landscape Architect / Project Manager

Job Summary

Are you passionate about creating spaces that create synergy with nature and enrich the lives of those who use them? Al-Terra is looking for a talented and self-motivated landscape design professional to join our dynamic growing multi-disciplinary team. The Landscape Architect / Project Manager will take a leadership role in the evolution of our professional practice. Our ideal candidate has a degree in Landscape Architecture or related discipline, along with at least seven years of office or field experience in private, public or construction sectors. You should have a strong design sense, excellent technical skills, proven leadership qualities, and a desire to mentor junior staff. A passion for creating functional and beautiful spaces along with strong project management and communication skills, especially on multi-disciplinary projects are essential. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of open space projects at all stages and scales in Alberta and British Columbia. Projects include neighbourhood renewals, regional trails, corridors, large public parks, campuses, multi-modal streetscapes, waterfronts, plazas and custom detailed designs.

Job Description

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s and (or) Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or Environmental Design. Candidates with related or transferable educational experience (such as Urban Design, Planning, Architecture, Environmental, Horticulture or GIS) may also be considered.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of professional office or field experience in a comparable consulting role, with preference given to candidates with more experience. Previous public, institutional or land-based work experience (such as site construction, land surveying, landscape maintenance) will also be considered.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with professional registration with the AALA or actively pursuing registration. Project management education, experience and credentials (e.g. PMP) is also desirable.
  • A reliable vehicle and a valid Class 5 driver’s license (project-based mileage is compensated).

Desired Skills and Strengths

  • Consider yourself a “full spectrum practitioner,” with experience and expertise in Proposal and report writing.
  • Project management experience including all phases of design, cost estimating, scheduling, procurement, contracts, and construction administration.
  • Strong written, interpersonal and graphic presentation skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with clients, architects, consultants, contractors, and internal team members. Experience with hand graphics is desired.
  • Significant experience with public and stakeholder engagement approaches and processes.
  • Time management skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Possess a high level of attention to detail and quality.
  • Demonstrate high fluency in AutoCAD, Office365, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and PDF editing software. Additional skills and experience in Sketchup, Lumion, Land F/X, ArcGIS or QGIS are also strong assets.
  • Solid working knowledge of local plant species, soils, ecosystems, drawings, construction standards, and municipal and provincial approval processes is preferred.  A background in ecological restoration and naturalization is desired.
  • Relevant experience working with or for the City of Edmonton, City of Calgary, other Alberta municipalities, and Provincial departments.
  • Technical experience and expertise, for example in the preparation of conceptual and detailed design drawings (site plans, grading, stormwater management, planting, details, etc.), specifications, cost estimates, and tender/contract documents.
  • Experience with construction administration, including site progress reviews and the coordination of approvals with contractors and municipal authorities.
  • An established network of contacts and clients in Alberta is desirable.

What We Offer

At Al-Terra, we know our people are our most valuable asset and do our best to provide a supportive and inclusive work environment and foster a culture of collaboration, growth, and innovation.

Benefits

  • Competitive salaries, annual vacation, flexible hours, paid overtime and the opportunity to bank hours, bonus structure, profit sharing, and corporate cell phone plan.
  • Comprehensive benefit package including vision, dental, life insurance, a health care spending account and access to an Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • Professional Development with sustained support for continuing education and career development is available and encouraged for all team members. This program includes professional leave days for training purposes.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment with extra-curricular activities, an active social committee, company and professional events, and a wellness program.
  • A beautiful modern office building, including free on-site parking and gym facility, 2 well-equipped staff kitchens, gym, recreation room, and rooftop patio.

Working Conditions

  • Full-time (40 hours per week), however part-time candidates may also be considered.
  • This is an in-office position. However, we prioritize employee satisfaction and work-life balance. When possible, we can offer remote working options and flexible hours. These options are subject to workload, departmental needs, and impact on the team.
  • Occasional travel and overtime, including weekends, may be required.
  • This position reports to the Manager, Landscape Architecture (Edmonton).
  • Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Location

This position is based out of our Edmonton office; however, we may consider candidates who prefer to be based in our Calgary office.  Learn more about the benefits of living in Edmonton: https://edmontonglobal.ca/.

Additional Comments

  • Background checks and other assessments are conditions of employment.
  • This position is eligible for our co-worker Referral Program.

About Al-Terra

Al-Terra is an Alberta-based engineering, landscape architecture, and geomatics firm that specializes in getting people where they need to go, and creating places where they want to be. Our 100+ staff provide comprehensive engineering and consulting services to a diverse range of clients including municipalities, government agencies and private developers. Since 1976, we have provided highly trained, engaged staff who act as trusted partners in our clients’ projects while cultivating strong relationships with the people and communities we serve.

In 2024, Al-Terra Engineering, EDA Planning + Urban Design, and Kellam Berg Engineering & Surveys unified as Al-Terra.

https://al-terra.com/


Our Core Values

  • We are a core values driven company and we are proud to live these out with our co-workers, clients, and partners:
  • We build on what has made us great.
  • We cultivate exceptional professionals.
  • We are authentic, we are intentional, we are fun.
  • We provide superior service to build clients for life.
  • We are compassionate citizens of our community.

How to Apply

Email your resume, cover letter and design portfolio or work samples to careers2404@al-terra.com.
In the subject line of your email, please include:

  1. The title of the position for which you are applying, and
  2. If you were referred to this position, the name of the team member who referred you.
    In your cover letter, please include where you saw this position advertised.
  • Only applicants eligible to work in Canada will be considered.
  • We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.