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Landscape Architectural Technologist (LAT) Contract Term

About the Opportunity

Our Calgary branch is seeking an enthusiastic, professional and motivated Landscape Architectural Technologist (LAT) to join our integrated design team for a one (1) year contract term with potential to evolve into a permanent full-time position. Our landscape architects focus on improving the quality of open spaces and communities in urban and remote settings.  We are engaged in projects ranging from parks and open space master planning and design to site planning for Local Government, Indigenous communities, new community development, infrastructure projects and stormwater management.  As part of the Calgary team, you will be contributing your skills to our existing clients in Alberta and beyond.   

The large majority of your work will be focused on production and construction-related tasks, specifically detailed design packages, contract documents, cost estimates, specifications, and construction administration including field inspections and on-site construction meetings. In addition to these core responsibilities, you can also expect to be involved in:

•    Determining project timelines and managing your workflow 
•    Communicating with project leaders
•    Carrying out graphic production, design tasks, and AutoCAD assignments with minimal supervision
•    Advising the team on technical problems and troubleshooting
•    Managing information related to municipal standards as well as graphic tools and assets
•    Collaborating with project teams both internally and externally
•    Advocating for the importance of the landscape architecture industry and assisting in raising the profile of the team

About You

Our preferred candidate will have 1 - 5 years of related experience in a LAT role and have a university degree in Landscape Architecture or a diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology. Experience in private practice is preferred, but not mandatory. In addition, we are looking for the following skills, strengths and interests:

•    High level of proficiency in the following software
    AutoCAD
    Sketchup
    Microsoft Office for PC (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
•    Knowledge and experience in technical detailing, drafting and construction specifications
•    Demonstrated experience with Revit is preferred
•    A Class 5 Alberta Drivers license (required)
•    Access to your own vehicle (required)
•    Understanding of irrigation systems design is advantageous
•    Strong organizational and communication skills
•    Written and verbal fluency in English 
•    Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects while prioritizing deliverable deadlines
•    Ability to work collaboratively with project teams as well as individually
•    Enthusiasm to participate in a collaborative approach to design projects 
•    Passionate about the landscape architecture practice, design, drafting and illustration
•    Commitment to expanding knowledge and skills 
•    Proactive in the achievement and development of personal and professional goals

About Us

Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers, Urban Systems is an employee-owned inter-disciplinary consulting firm based in Western Canada.  In business since 1975, we have four decades of experience working with a variety of clients including all levels of government, Indigenous communities, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector. Our team of over 450 people, across 13 offices, is committed to helping build vibrant communities of all sizes, both large and small. 

The Calgary branch office, located in the historic Victoria Park neighbourhood on the east side of downtown, offers a dynamic working environment. Our open concept design promotes collaboration with our diverse team of local consultants.

At Urban Systems, we feel our people are our most important asset.  We make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire only those who we believe will thrive in Urban Systems over the long term.  We’ve become recognized as a workplace of choice by nurturing a unique corporate culture that sets us apart from the rest and provides: 

•    Challenging and interesting project opportunities
•    A fun workplace, where hard work accomplishes great things 
•    The opportunity to work with industry leading professionals in a collaborative environment
•    Ongoing career development and learning
•    Meaningful rewards and recognition

How to Apply 

If this describes your background, your skills and your natural talents, please check out our website for more information and submit your resume, covering letter and samples of your work, along with a completed Candidate Questionnaire (available for download on our site).

Deadline for applications: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Urban Systems Ltd.
200 - 286 St. Paul Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 6G4
Sarah Hayes
(250) 374-8311
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.