Senior Landscape Architect

Location

San Francisco, CA
Experience Required
12 years minimum experience required, 15+ preferred with a landscape architectural firm or division within a firm offering a range of design services that Hart Howerton respects, with at least 2 years in a leadership/management role. Experienced and knowledgeable in types of work HH pursues; Experience with all stages of work, from concept through construction documents and construction administration; Ability maintain an appropriate average billable percentage.
Educational Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture; MLA preferred. More than one degree/background such as architecture (preferred, not required) and/or interdisciplinary exposure/background. License to practice Landscape Architecture in the US.
Qualifications
Description

We are looking for an ambitious, talented, and self-motivated individual to join the Hart Howerton team. This position is currently available in our San Francisco or New York office. Forward-thinking candidates who demonstrate and apply their experience leading collaborative design of next-generation hospitality and mixed-use developments will immediately influence our work, in creating solutions at a range of scales across the US and internationally. This position provides the opportunity for growth and career advancement.

Design/Technical/Documentation Leadership

  • Strong creative designer: ability to think conceptually, focusing on the technical solutions that make concepts buildable.
  • Proven ability to make presentations and facilitate discussions.
  • Produce successful, profitable projects, and lead teams required to execute exemplary projects, including:
    • Oversee relationships with project consultants for assigned projects in the design phase.
    • Assist in preparing fee and workload projections for assigned projects.
    • Document projects and research for reference files.
    • Supervise the production and/or produce documents that convey and interpret design intent.
    • Provide quality control on all projects.
    • Conduct project technical and design reviews when appropriate.
    • Proficiency in all the basic technical skills of landscape architecture including grading, stormwater management strategies, site planning, planting plans, construction documentation, irrigation coordination, graphics, computer skill, etc.

Client Relations

  • Think like your clients: focus on their goals and objectives.
  • Evidence of strong working relationships with clients and team members, including consultants and contractors.
  • Establish client confidence early in the project through careful listening, interactive dialogue, demonstration of expertise, and experience. Ensure that relations with clients throughout any project are well-managed, proactive, responsive, and enjoyable.  Continue to reinforce clients’ perception of HH as “people who work hard and are also fun to be with”.
  • Engage clients in explorations that respectfully challenge their understanding of appropriate design solutions.
  • Communicate design solutions in a clear and compelling way.

Staff Relations

  • Ensure that all staff have a high level of satisfaction with their role in teams you lead.
  • Act as a mentor, coaching and motivating design teams and ambitious individuals while encouraging their curiosity and sharing knowledge of the technical aspects of HH project types.
  • Prepare and present employee performance evaluations where appropriate.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and supervise the work of others in order to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients.
  • Ability to work effectively with a range of personalities with diplomacy and efficiency.
  • Strong management and communication skills.

The salary range for this position is $150,000-$225,000.

 Company and Our Mission:
Our firm’s practice is interdisciplinary.  We think in terms of designing complete environments that respond to market, environmental, and client objectives.  We are committed to the professional growth of our staff and promote collaboration, a team environment, and sharing knowledge firm-wide and with our clients.

For consideration in the SF office, please submit your resume and portfolio directly by email to Human Resources, Miranda Duggan at mduggan@harthowerton.com.

**Please note, work samples should be provided in PDF format and include hand graphic skills. Please do not to exceed 5 MB. In the subject line of your email, please have it read, “Senior Landscape Architect”.

Benefits

  • Our Benefits
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan: 401(k)
  • Discretionary Year-End Staff Bonus
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Annual Holidays
  • Professional Development Program/Funds
  • Commuter/Transit Benefits
  • Healthy Living Wellness Stipend
  • “Entourage” – Team-Member Travel Program
  • Summer Hours

Contact

Miranda Duggan
415.439.2200