Project Landscape Architect

at Farnsworth Group in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position: Project Landscape Architect

Location: Chicago, IL Job Id: 2238
  1. of Openings: 1

Join us and grow your career with a certified Great Place to Work for the last eight years running. We are a team of Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Scientists committed to making meaningful contributions to the world around us. Our quest for excellence goes beyond the ordinary; we seek extraordinary people who want to showcase their talents and join us in making a difference for our clients and communities. You will be part of a collaborative group that champions your career and passions, embraces challenges, understands the importance of work-life balance, and shares our commitment in making a positive impact through your work.

Farnsworth Group is seeking a Project Landscape Architect in either our Tinley Park, Lisle, or Chicago, IL office. In this role, you will have the responsibility for executing the design concept of a project through construction documents. The PLA must understand and keep an eye on the big picture, while simultaneously being entrenched in the details. The success of a project relies on the clarity, completeness, accuracy, and overall quality of our project documents.

Job Activities:

+ Assist with the planning, design and permitting of landscape architecture, civil engineering, land development and planning projects

+ Prepare site work cost estimates and zoning analyses

+ Determine the feasibility of projects based on the analysis of collected data

+ Write and review draft reports, including feasibility studies, proposals and technical specifications

+ Plan, schedule and develop task and project budgets

+ Prepare progress reports and draft change orders

+ Perform and manage multiple projects and tasks within specific budgets, schedules, and deadlines; minimize write-offs by keeping projects on budget

Specific Requirements include:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program

+ Professional Landscape Architect (PLA)

+ 8+ years of related professional experience

+ LEED AP or similar sustainable accreditation preferred

+ Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment

+ Capability to self-motivate and work productively without supervision required

+ Strong analytical, conceptual, and organizational skills required

+ Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit all levels of personnel and management

+ Desire to work in a collaborative team environment

About Farnsworth Group

Farnsworth Group is an award winning, employee-owned engineering, architecture, and surveying firm with more than 500 employees located in nearly 30 offices nationwide. We are ranked among the nation’s top design firms with clients ranging from small communities to some of the world’s largest brands. Our success is the direct result of our talented people, unwavering passion, and exceptional performance. Together, we collaborate with clients to define what matters most to them and strive to move them forward with proven solutions. We do this by focusing on our mission that centers on championing our clients’ successes, advancing our communities, and embracing the challenges of a changing world.

A Great Place to Work Certified

For eight consecutive years, Farnsworth Group has earned the esteemed certification as a Great Place to Work; our employees are the reason why! Annually, our staff engages in a survey administered by the Great Place to Work organization that delves into employee perceptions about credibility, respect, pride, fairness, and camaraderie. Those results are benchmarked against the nation’s leading companies, and only those top performers gain the Great Place to Work certification. The invaluable insights from the survey have played a pivotal role in further shaping our work environment and fostering a culture to make Farnsworth Group an even greater place to work.

Featured benefits and perks include:

+ 401(k) with 100% Company Match up to 5%

+ Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Plans

+ Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts

+ Short & Long-Term Disability

+ Maternity and Paternity Leave

+ Professional Development and Training

+ Mentoring Program

+ Paid Time Off

+ Wellness/Fitness Reimbursements

+ Hybrid Work Program

Farnsworth Group appreciates that flexibility and work-life balance are an important aspect in the careers and lives of our employees. Our Hybrid Work Program offers employees a flexible work arrangement while contributing to the culture and success of the Company.

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:

Farnsworth Group is a collection of employees with unique backgrounds and perspectives that all come together to make us a better Company. It is our goal to recruit, hire, develop, retain, and promote a diverse group of people. Join us…and let’s make a difference, together.

Farnsworth Group, Inc. is proud to be a M/F Disabled and Veteran EEO/AA employer.

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Job Posting: JC259962191

Posted On: May 17, 2024

Updated On: Jun 21, 2024

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