Stantec System

Lead Landscape Architect

3 months ago(9/22/2017 8:52 AM)
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Community Development

Your Opportunity

Our Calgary office has an opportunity for a Lead Landscape Architect to join our Planning & Landscape Architecture team within our Community Development practice. Working within a multi-disciplined practice, you will be working side-by-side with a great team of Landscape Architects, Planners, Urban Designers, Wetland Specialist, Civil Engineers, Transportation Engineers, Mixed-Mobility Experts, Architects, River Specialist, Arborist, Wildlife Specialist and Visualization Artists.  


This is a leadership position with responsibility for design excellence, overseeing projects, client development, staff oversight, mentoring, and growing the practice. The successful candidate will lead a group of highly talented designers, urban planner, and Landscape Architects in a variety of high profile projects.  This position requires a dynamic professional that is a creative and enthusiastic leader that will assist with the overall growth of our Planning & Landscape Architecture practice within Calgary and Western Canada.


The Planning & Landscape Architecture practice in Calgary is involved in projects throughout North America and includes exciting and unique design opportunities in both the public and private sector.


This position will provide the opportunity to participate in and be an important part of a north American practice with over 250 Landscape Architects across the globe.

Your Duties


  • Lead design, assist with detailing. And oversee production of working drawings for both internal and external clients;
  • Integrate sustainable practices in design;
  • Manage complex projects and provide design leadership on public and private projects;
  • Steward creative thinking and resilient design practices balanced with a solid business approach;
  • Lead and assist with a variety of proposals and market outreach;
  • Identify opportunities for growth and strengthen the existing client base;
  • Play a key role in maintaining and growing the design reputation of the Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Team; and
  • Perform other duties as may be required to best lead our design practice forward within the Calgary region.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

Your capabilities and credentials:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited Landscape Architectural program is required;
  • 12+ years of fulltime experience in a professional office setting focused within the fields of landscape architecture and/or urban design;
  • Should be licensed, or have the ability to be licensed in Alberta for the practice of Landscape Architecture;
  • Local experience in working with surrounding municipalities and private developers not a must, but would be considered a benefit;
  • While not required, a working knowledge of design software such as AutoCAD, Land F/X, Adobe Suite, etc. is considered a bonus;
  • Proven design and technical knowledge of built environments as shown within a personal portfolio of completed projects;
  • Must be strong with both clients and staff with excellent soft skills in regard to leadership, mentorship, business development and communication;
  • Should possess a desire for quality design and the ability to detail and document their ideas;
  • Experience managing staff, client relations and complex projects;
  • Excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills. Ability to present ideas and lead strategic discussions is a must; and
  • Proven ability to turn design into working drawing and execute their implementation onsite.


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