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Landscape Architect Parks & Recreation Project Manager

Office Location: USA - NC-Charlotte, USA - NC-Raleigh
Job Code: 608
# of openings: 1

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Description

Alfred Benesch & Co., a multi-disciplined planning and engineering firm has an immediate opportunity for a Landscape Architect with experience in the planning and design of parks and recreation projects. This is a management level position in either our Charlotte or Raleigh, NC offices. Benesch is a nationally recognized professional services firm that offers Planning and Landscape Architecture services and is consistently ranked among the top 500 consulting firms in the country by Engineering News Record.

 

Benesch is recognized as a leading provider of Planning and Landscape Architecture services for both park and recreation facilities as well as land development projects throughout NC and the Southeast. The successful candidate will produce site development documents with an emphasis on parks and recreation projects. 

 

Job Position:

This is an experienced position involving exciting, challenging and complex assignments with outstanding growth opportunities. The ideal Candidate will have a proven track record for being a seller/doer with strong connections and relationships with other similar professionals, clients, and organizations. Strong management and design skills are required with a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in the design of parks and recreation facilities. They will work with other professionals to develop design concepts which are incorporated into the final project. The individual will produce the majority of their own work and will be required to produce other's designs periodically. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and motivated.

 

Qualifications Include:

  • B.S. Degree in Landscape Architecture required.
  • Minimum 8 years previous experience.
  • Minimum 5 years experience specific to Parks and Recreation design.
  • Must be a Registered Landscape Architect.
  • Excellent communication, strong written, oral and client relation skills, experience interacting with clients, agencies, and other project stakeholders.
  • Experience in making presentations before elected officials and advisory boards
  • Ability to attend conferences, networking and going to interviews
  • Must be proficient in the use of current versions of AutoCAD / Civil 3-D, Sketch-Up.
  • Understanding and knowledge of applicable codes.
  • Current on the “State of the Art” in their design specialty through continuing education.
  • Strong 2D and 3D design and graphics skills.
  • Experienced in Project Management, including design cost control, project budget control and quality assurance/quality control.
  • Able to successfully manage staff both individually and as teams.
  • Ability to work independently and develop task deliverables in a complete and reviewable manner.
  • Experienced in public bidding process.
  • Familiar with Design subcontract management.
  • Experience with preparation of comprehensive park master plans is a plus.

 

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate all activities with Sr. Project Manager and Division Manager.
  • Business Development and Marketing, including networking, preparation of SOQs, proposals and contracts.
  • Manage Design Consultants.
  • Direct the production of high-quality presentation renderings and graphic communications materials, ensuring the Client’s needs are being met and properly communicated.
  • Develop Concepts or schematic designs, including layout, grading, hydrology, and utilities.
  • Research local/ State regulations as they pertain to site planning.
  • Research non-routine code issues and obtain interpretations from code officials.
  • Incorporate design concepts from schematic design into design development and work with the project team to produce construction documents.
  • Assist in preparing engineering drawings.  Applicant should have a good understanding of all aspects of site design, be able to produce and direct the production of final documents.
  • Edit specification sections, prepare Project Manuals and Bidding Documents.
  • As part of the role in construction administration, the applicant may conduct construction meetings and produce site observation reports when required. Applicant must also be knowledgeable of all Construction Administration procedures and processes.
  • Prepare addendum and change orders. 
  • Initiate additional service requests and submit to the client.
  • Prepare opinion of probable cost for site development and review contractor cost estimates.
  • Review drawings and documents to assure compliance with Benesch design and production standards.
  • Coordinate staff activities to assure achieving goals of project budget, schedule, and quality.

 

 

Alfred Benesch & Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Disability/ Protected Veteran Employer. Qualified applicants are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the below documents: 

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Alfred Benesch & Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Disability/ Protected Veteran Employer. Qualified applicants are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the below documents:

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Supplement

EEO Information


For more information about pay transparency, please download the below document:

Pay Transparency Policy Statement


Benesch is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with a physical disability or other impairment.

If you are limited in your ability or are unable to access Benesch's Careers website due to a physical disability or other impairment, you may request a reasonable accommodation by emailing jmelidis@benesch.com. This option is only available to those in need of an accommodation due to a disability or other impairment. Please do not use this as an alternative method for general inquiries or status on applications as you will not receive a response. Reasonable requests will be responded to as soon as possible on a case-by-case basis.