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We are seeking a licensed Landscape Architect with at least 6-10 years of related work experience and an academic background in landscape architecture to join our team in the Pacific Northwest. This opportunity places a high value on collaboration, delivery, and the desire to learn and grow.

Who We Are...

We are a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm who values diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that our variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions, which fosters our continued success for our employee-owners and clients.

Who You Are

You are a self-directed person who is organized and comfortable leading multiple projects and task deliverables concurrently. You are an enthusiastic, articulate, effective team member who has at least 6 years of experience planning and designing parks, trails, public access, habitat restoration, and other types of public infrastructure projects in a professional setting. You have proven success managing projects and coordinating with consultant teams, clients, and public agencies. You use AutoCAD/Civil3D, Adobe Creative Suite, modeling software and other design software to effectively prepare a range of design products including concept plans, perspective renderings, graphic presentations, and bid-ready construction packages.

You are able to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams to integrate data and analyses to plan and design native habitat restoration/enhancement, natural open space, recreation and public access improvements. Specific experience with renderings and visualizations, planning and design of large-scale public projects, working with engineers and biologists, and climate change adaptation approaches are desirable.

You hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in landscape architecture and are licensed in Oregon or Washington.

You are comfortable producing design plans, specifications, and cost estimates, and translating these deliverables to construction administration tasks. You have an interest in and familiarity with native ecosystems and plants, and are looking for an opportunity to apply, share and expand your knowledge base and skills. You are adept and comfortable contributing to and participating in client meetings and public outreach efforts including presentations to community groups, regulatory agencies, and multi-disciplinary team settings.

You are available to work in a hybrid fashion from either of our offices in Portland (preferred) or Seattle.

You are comfortable working in diverse environments, including remote, rural, and urban areas. This position involves outdoor physical activities under different weather conditions, moving across uneven and possibly steep terrains, and carrying loads of at least 25 pounds over extended distances.

Additionally, your role may require proximity to heavy machinery. You hold a valid driver's license and are experienced in operating 4WD vehicles off-road.

What You Will Do For ESA

As part of the Landscape Architecture Team, you will: make yourself invaluable to multiple multi-disciplinary project teams focused on recreational/public access projects in open space, urban, suburban, and rural settings, habitat restoration, climate adaptation, and community engagement. Lead and manage a range of public park, waterfront, and trail projects of high complexity and visibility, including developing master plans and conceptual designs; participating in and/or leading client and community engagement meetings; integrating and translating science and field-based analyses; producing construction documents; and providing construction support services. Coordinate staff assignments and workloads for one or more landscape architects/designers. Review project accounting and prepare invoices.

Support marketing efforts and contribute to the development of scopes, fee estimates, and other narrative components of task orders and proposals. Lead proposals for large, complex projects as a Project Manager. Participate in project presentations and proposal interviews.

Serve as a technical specialist and mentor for grading, layout, irrigation, ornamental planting and native revegetation, ADA/ABA accessibility, site furnishings, design reports, and construction cost estimating.

You will provide mentorship and support for junior staff, including reviewing their work for accuracy and clarity and providing constructive feedback and career development guidance while working on projects together.

You will thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment and be able to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines while working on a team or independently.
• Please provide a cover letter stating your interest, as well as a design portfolio. These can both be uploaded in the cover letter portion of the application.

ESA has established multiple pay ranges tailored to the economic factors in the geographies in which ESA staff reside. For this position the range is $72,938 – $109,407 or $81,042 – $121,563 annually based on our anticipated hiring locations as noted in the above job details. Actual compensation is determined by a number of factors including but not limited to an individual’s related experience, education, skills, and the city in which the applicant lives.

What’s Special About ESA

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals who contribute to outstanding projects, improve environmental stewardship, and advance a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

At ESA, we provide benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), annual allocations of company shares through our ESOP, a 401(k) plan with company match, annual performance based bonuses, and paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, to name a few.

We also provide specific programs whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners. We want to support you in reaching your career goals through tuition reimbursement, professional development bonuses, and attendance at conferences.

What’s Special About Our Landscape Architecture Team

Our Landscape Architecture team is growing and works side by side with our multi-disciplinary team of biologists, civil and water resources engineers, and permitting specialists to resolve complex and often conflicting objectives, thoughtfully balancing public access and natural resource protection. Much of our work is often sited in environmentally sensitive settings. As a highly integrated team, we value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration.

We value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration. To read about our landscape architecture work, check out this link:

In accordance with ESA’s duty and responsibility to provide and maintain a safe workplace that is free of known hazards and to minimize the exposure to potential hazards, any employee who works from an ESA office or conducts any other in-person ESA work-related activity is required to submit their proof of vaccination status or have received an approved exemption and accommodation.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D
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