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Landscape Architecture Project Manager

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Annual Salary

Job Description

We are seeking an energetic and skilled landscape architect to manage projects ranging from private residence garden design to public and urban spaces, parks, and ecological restoration. From our Fremont office, we are in close proximity to beautiful homes, urban centers, and education campuses, and are well-positioned to help our talented engineers with their projects as well. We aren't afraid to delve into unfamiliar terrain with new opportunities and challenges while tailoring our work to the individual visions of our clients and flexing our creative abilities.

Who we are

As a 100% employee-owned company, at SCJ we embrace serving not only our clients but also each other. We routinely and easily cross job description lines in order to be part of getting something done. Our fast-paced, fun, and flexible atmosphere offers the opportunity for meaningful work that challenges you, makes a difference, and improves communities. We specialize in civil engineering, transportation planning & design, environmental & urban planning, landscape architecture & design, and public outreach. With great projects and a fun-loving team, our firm has been named as both one of the nation’s fastest-growing and best places to work multiple times.

SCJ Alliance and our SCJ Studio Landscape Architecture group strive to employ top-quality people who will support the company’s unique culture — a place where we not only serve our clients but also one another. Our fun and flexible atmosphere offers the opportunity to gain experience on a variety of project types. You may manage your own project one day and work on a team the next often with professionals from different SCJ offices, creating a collaborative and dynamic environment. Our landscape architect project managers perform professional-level planning, including site and graphic design tasks in both a management role for their projects and in a support capacity for other project managers and principals throughout SCJ Studio and SCJ Alliance.

What you’ll be doing

  • Valuing relationships both within and outside of SCJ with strong communication.You will interact with and build professional relationships with clients, agencies, colleagues, and the public.
  • Originating and developing design concepts.We’re looking for someone with strong design and graphic skills that can be expressed in a variety of formats and assist in or develop construction specifications and construction details.
  • Following state and licensing standards.You'll meet all standards as outlined by Washington State Statutes (RCW) and Administrative Codes (WAC) specific to the practice of Landscape Architecture as regulated by state licensure and have strong knowledge of local land use regulations and the ability to interpret land use language.
  • Conducting site visits and observations. You'll perform construction on-site supervision, review shop drawings, submittals, and RFI’s as well as participate in client meetings, public consultations, and presentations.
  • Collaborating with and supporting junior staff. You'll provide professional oversight, manage tasks, help coordinate schedules, collaborate on design, redlines, reviews, oversee the technical execution of work products, and assist in the development of programs, schematics, and concepts.
  • Ensuring project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately

What you bring

  • A passion for serving others, communication, creativity, and a commitment to high-quality work.
  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in landscape architecture from a college or university accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).
  • State licensure, or the ability and desire and existing qualifications to secure a landscape architecture license.
  • Willingness to conduct site visits of prospective project locations and sites actively under construction in all types of weather, with varying site conditions.
  • 5+ years of experience in the fields of site planning, site design, and landscape design.
  • 5+ years of experience in a landscape architecture office setting, working on teams.
  • Experience and fluency with AutoCAD, LandFX, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketchup, Lumion or Rhino, and/or Revit.

What we bring

  • An unbeatable culture: An autonomous and collaborative work environment, exceptional operational support, creative and supportive co-workers, and a compassionate leadership team. Plus other fun stuff including firmwide Zoom parties, mugshots, gold-medal virtual baking classes, virtual fitness challenges, Zoom trivia…and a variety of other creative ways we have found to come together and hang out.
  • Quality projects: We pursue work that improves communities, challenges us, and makes a difference.
  • Community involvement opportunities and a charitable matching program.
  • Paid time off: vacation/sick time, holidays, personal floating holiday
  • Retirement benefits: 401(k) plan & employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).
  • Health, disability, and other insurance plan options to fit your needs. Including HSA & FSA.

This is not a remote position. Though there is some flexibility, in-person office time will be necessary.

Employee Ratings SCJ Alliance

  • Based on full-time and part-time employees only, with 10 reviewers

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    Recommend to a friend

    They do business with integrity and rational thinking. Overall, it's an excellent place to work, with products that are winning in the marketplace.


  • Supportive, Friendly, and Collaborative Principal

    2022-06-12 16:09:56.09

    Compared to other firms I've worked for, SCJ is incredibly supportive, values collaboration, and transparent. The company recently transitioned to an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) and has gone to great lengths to recognize everyone as employee-owners. The firm really cares about everyone and went to great lengths to keep everyone engaged even during the pandemic.

    Lots of great people, but they are often spread across multiple locations.