Careers

Landscape Designer / Technologist

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. Our ideal candidate has a degree or diploma in Landscape Architecture or related discipline, along with at least three (3) years of office or field experience in private/public practice or construction. You should have a strong design sense, excellent technical skills, and a passion for creating functional and beautiful spaces. 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 range from neighbourhood renewals and regional trails and corridors to large public parks, campuses, multi-modal streetscapes, waterfronts, plazas and custom detailed design.

Job Description

Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in Landscape Architecture, Design or Technology. Those with related or transferable educational experience (such as Urban Design, Planning, Architecture, Environmental, Horticulture or GIS) may also be considered.
  • Minimum three (3) 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.
  • Professional registration with AALA, BCSLA or other Canadian landscape architecture association is desirable, but not required.
  • A reliable vehicle and a valid Class 5 driver’s license (project-based mileage is compensated).

Desired Skills and Strengths

  • Passionate about landscape architecture design, drafting and illustration, with the ability to work collaboratively with project teams as well as individually.
  • Strong written, interpersonal and graphic presentation skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with clients, architects, other consultants, contractors, and internal team members. Experience with proposal writing, public engagement, and hand graphics are considered strong assets.
  • Superb time management skills, able to manage multiple projects and deadlines, and possess a high level of attention to detail and quality.
  • High level of proficiency in AutoCAD, including the ability to set up and produce technical drawing sets in a shared network environment and in coordination with allied disciplines. Stormwater management experience (incl. the creation of digital surfaces in Civil 3D) is considered a strong asset.
  • Software proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), 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 considered strong assets.
  • Solid working knowledge of local plant species, soils, ecosystems, drawings, construction standards, and municipal and provincial approval processes is preferred. Relevant experience working with or for the City of Edmonton, City of Calgary, other Alberta municipalities, and Provincial departments are strong assets.
  • Technical experience and expertise, for example in the preparation of conceptual and detailed design drawings (site plans, grading, planting, details, etc.), specifications, cost estimates, and tender/contract documents. A background in ecological restoration and naturalization is considered a strong asset.
  • Construction administration experience, including site progress reviews and the coordination of approvals with contractors and municipal authorities, is considered a strong asset.

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

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.