PERMACULTURE LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

JOB DESCRIPTION
Ecological landscape design firm seeks experienced designer to join our design team for all phases of projects—client intake, conceptual hand drawings, CAD drafting, 3D modeling, construction details, and potentially project management/construction administration. Together with Community Soil Team, the Designer will manage multiple projects simultaneously as well as maintain the workflow of the design office.
This is a diversified position. You will learn a lot!

START DATE: Immediately

Essential Job Functions: Ecological Landscape Design & Research
⦁ Admin: keep a shared google calendar & tasks lists up-to-date, respond to client requests via email & phone, coordinate with appropriate CS Team members to schedule client appointments & other business meetings
⦁ Business Development: assist in refining a profitable greywater system installation strategy, design packages, client interaction process, client educational materials
⦁ Ecosystems Design for Landscapes at all scales: research any necessary specifics to achieve quality custom designs and applying knowledge of ecology including soil biology and hydrology when assisting in client consultations and design interviews, creating accurate base maps, conceptual plans, and final design maps with supporting materials in a timely manner using Land F/X and SketchUp Pro
⦁ Onsite Assessment and/or Installation: collect accurate samples for soil and water tests, install weather data logger and collect data in a timely manner, assist with initial layouts, take photos of projects before, during and after installation
⦁ Tech Support, Website, & Graphic Design: assist in keeping the business website up-to-date and accurate including Client Design Booklets, complete any updates for software, maintain file library and backups, assist in writing, maintaining and publishing monthly newsletter

Ideal Skills:
• Thorough understanding of ecological landscape design process, site analysis, etc.
• Ability to create high-quality conceptual landscape plans/master plans, digital and hand-drawn
• Creativity in use of plant and materials form, color, texture
• Rock-star researcher with high commitment to accuracy of information
• Proficiency in LandFX(CAD), SketchUp, Google Suite, Wordpress, Photoshop/Gimp, & Inkscape/Illustrator
• Production of presentation-quality drawings and design documents
• Maintain organization of paper and digital project files
• Systematic approach to timely completion of project deliverables
• Regular use of PC platform and Microsoft Office Communication
• Healthy and effective communication skills
• Ability to receive and give construction criticism in a non-confrontational manner

Ideal Experience:

• Ecological landscape architecture/design with a emphasis on Permaculture
• Hands-on landscape maintenance or agriculture or construction in the field

This job requires the ability to:
• Work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
• Adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate
• Work independently and manage time effectively
• Work is performed mostly in an office environment. May include extended periods of standing and or sitting.

Salary: commensurate with experience

To Apply: email resume and brief message introducing yourself to Attn: Designer Application to [email protected]