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Landscape Designer/Technician
Business Line Transportation & Infrastructure
ID # 17532
City Edmonton
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

 


 

EDMONTON

 

WSP is currently seeking a talented and motivated Landscape Designer/Technician to join our Planning Landscape Architecture + Urban Design (PLAUD) studio in Edmonton, Alberta. This opportunity will see you working within a creative, supportive and multi-disciplinary team involved in a wide variety of high-profile landscape architectural projects, including parks and open spaces, streetscapes, urban design, transportation, ecological design and heritage preservation. We are currently working on a diverse portfolio of projects across the province and frequently collaborate with our Calgary, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg PLAUD teams to service all of Western Canada.

Due to the nature of in-person site coordination responsibilities, you must reside, or be willing to relocate to, within the Edmonton commuting area; remote work is not available.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in providing landscape design work including: detail design services; cost estimating; contract document preparation; tender and contract administration services (including inspection and construction management during project life).
  • Preparation of base plans, conceptual designs and construction-level drawings and specifications.
  • Development of planting designs and layouts.
  • Development of visualizations and graphics.
  • Improvement of existing drawing standards and CAD libraries.
  • Supporting a variety of WSP Group disciplines within our Alberta offices (primarily civil engineering, planning and transportation) with landscape architectural scope of work on multi-disciplinary projects. This will also include working on a wide variety of project types across multiple provinces.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Technical Diploma and/or a Degree in Landscape Architecture;
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of work experience (private consulting environment preferred). A variety of landscape architecture projects in Alberta will be considered an asset; A background in public and/or institutional sectors will also be considered.
  • Skills in AutoCAD production, assembly of construction documentation packages, material selection, specifications and cost estimating within a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Solid understanding of project development, design development and contract and proposal preparation is required;
  • Strong experience in contract administration and construction coordination will be considered an asset.
  • Expertise in Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and other standard software packages;
  • Graphic production / 3D rendering capability – Knowledge of SketchUp required, and rendering programs such as Lumion/3DS Max considered an asset;
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle is required, for site/project meetings and inspections.

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Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.

 

Edmonton, AB

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