Salt Lake City

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT III

Requisition ID
2021-5352
Department
PUBLIC SERVICES
Minimum Salary
USD $29.27/Hr.
Maximum Salary
USD $39.96/Hr.
Location
US-UT-Salt Lake City

Overview

This position is open until filled and subject to close without notice

In collaboration with the City Architect and Senior Landscape Architect, a Landscape Architect III will oversee the design and construction process for both new and revised City-funded landscape architecture projects.  These projects can vary in size from small, maintenance-related improvements to new Park or Public Land projects with millions of dollars in construction.  This position requires the ability to effectively communicate with End Users, Managers (typically City-staff) Landscape Architects, Engineers, General Contractors and Subcontractors to achieve desired outcomes.  Most projects within the Engineering Division are designed using consultant Landscape Architect teams, though the Landscape Architect III may design smaller projects within the Division.  Successful candidates will have a thorough knowledge of the design and construction industry, being able to guide the implementation of industry best practices into each project.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable understanding, implementing, and managing contracts for both consultants and contractors.  This is a professional position which requires the ability to manage multiple projects at once while managing and tracking each project budget independently.  As the Engineering Division’s Project Representative, Landscape Architect III’s are essential in the pre-design, design, bidding, construction and close-out of City-funded landscape architecture projects and have a high degree of influence on a successful project.  Within the Engineering Division, the Landscape Architect III position has growth potential to transition to Senior Landscape Architect.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares, supervises and manages the design and construction of landscape architectural projects utilizing general design principles and Salt Lake City Standards and codes, and construction principles. Reviews  plans submitted by consultants or subordinate landscape architects and assures complete designs follow standards as set by Salt Lake City, various codes or standard construction principles.  Assists in developing policies and procedures to manage landscape architectural planning, design and construction projects.
  • Assists in managing, reviewing and performing long range planning for major projects and may assign work to subordinate landscape architects. Participates in consultant selection and approval of their assignments, parameters and work.
  • Develops project budgets, time scheduling and phasing to interface with fiscal abilities and municipal needs. Initiates extra work orders for departmental approval.
  • Approves reports of work done and project status. Approves and prepares project documents, monitors and complies with bidding procedures and meets periodically with departmental staff to review project status.
  • May represent Salt Lake City Corporation on various ad hoc committees or statutory boards as landscape architectural designee. Coordinates with city department officials and other government management personnel.
  • Develops and supervises projects such as capital improvements program for public facilities from needs assessment through project selection; serves as advisor on facility expansions in parks and recreation, street improvements and related projects.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Possession of a four‑year degree in landscape architecture from a fully accredited college or university and five years' paid work experience performing planning, design and construction management of landscape architectural projects.  Experience must include one year of supervisory experience.
  • Possession of a professional landscape architecture license from the State of Utah. Applicants licensed out of state must obtain a State of Utah license within one year of employment.
  • Ability to visit various construction and work site locations. Personal and city vehicle use will require a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

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