About the Opportunity
Our Vancouver branch is seeking an enthusiastic, professional and motivated Landscape Technologist or Landscape Designer to join our growing professional practice. Our inter-disciplinary design team is committed to delivering high quality work on exciting and challenging projects that make a visible difference in communities throughout British Columbia and beyond. Specifically, our landscape architecture practice focuses on improving the quality of open spaces in urban and remote community settings. We have some landmark park and urban design projects on our roster that will transform the communities they are within.
The Landscape Technologist/Designer we are seeking will assist in preparing detailed drawings, design packages, specifications, cost estimates, and concept plans. You can also expect to be involved in:
- Carrying out graphic production, design tasks, and AutoCAD assignments with minimal supervision
- 3D visualizations and site services during construction, depending on your skills and experience
- Determining project timelines and managing your workflow
- Collaborating with project teams internally and externally
Our preferred candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years of related experience in a landscape technology/design role and have a diploma in Landscape Technology or a university degree in Landscape Architecture. Experience in private practice is mandatory. In addition, we are looking for the following skills, strengths, and interests:
- Proficiency in the following software
- AutoCAD (Land FX would be an asset)
- Microsoft Office for PC (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
- Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop for PC
- Knowledge and experience in technical detailing, grading, drafting, and construction specifications and administration
- Graphic skills including experience using 3D modeling software; hand drawing skills would be an asset
- A Class 5 BC Drivers license (required)
- 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
- Proactive in the achievement and development of personal and professional goals
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.
Our Commitment to You
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 and flexible 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.
About the Opportunity
Our thriving Surrey office is looking to hire an Intermediate Transportation Engineer to enhance our current professional practice. Our teams work closely with our clients to solve complex, multi-stakeholder transportation issues through the delivery of high-quality functional engineering, detailed design, and implementation of transportation infrastructure. Our work includes all types of transportation infrastructure to support the movement of people and goods, including highways, urban roads, and active transportation corridors. We are known for our ability to solve complex technical challenges, for clear communication, and for the ability to integrate all modes of transportation in response to local needs. We have extensive in-house capabilities to take transportation projects through the various planning, design, and implementation phases.
Continuing demand for innovative solutions in transportation design and engineering has prompted our search for a talented and motivated individual. In this role, you will have the opportunity to support and lead a variety of projects for clients throughout Western Canada. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
- Lead preliminary and detailed transportation engineering design assignments;
- Support, coordinate, and expedite activities of a transportation design team to achieve project objectives;
- Contribute to the production of engineering designs, including highways, urban streets, and active transportation connections;
- Prepare detailed engineering designs, cost estimates, risk registers, plans, reports, construction schedules, and supporting documentation;
- Coordinate the efforts of multi-disciplinary design teams through the development of concepts, detailed designs, and preparation of tender documents and contracts;
- Contribute technical leadership to the design and delivery of transportation infrastructure within our Design-Build practice, focusing on projects across Western Canada;
- Assign junior personnel to various projects and monitors their progress;
- Guide and mentor junior engineers and designers;
- Prepare and manage work plans, schedules, and budgets; and
- Strengthen on our relationships with local, regional, and provincial government agencies by providing exceptional, technically sound service that provides deliverables unique to each assignment, tailored to suit the specific needs of each client and stakeholder.
Given the variety of project needs, we will consider candidates who have at least 5 years of experience and are registered as an EIT or Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Western Canada with a range of experience, education, and backgrounds in transportation. Typical qualifications would include an undergraduate or graduate degree in Civil Engineering, with prior experience designing, coordinating, and delivering transportation infrastructure via traditional Design-Bid-Build or Design-Build arrangements. In addition, the following attributes would be considered of great benefit to this role:
- Experience in highway and/or urban road design and project delivery for the BC Ministry of Transportation or with a Design-Build contractor;
- Hands-on experience developing geometric designs for highways, urban roads, or active transportation facilities;
- Proficient at using Autodesk Civil 3D to develop transportation designs and familiar with drawing production in an AutoCAD environment, to the extent that input, guidance, and support of junior staff would be possible;
- Experience working on large, multi-disciplinary transportation infrastructure projects and using engineering project collaboration software (ex. Bentley ProjectWise);
- Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to synthesize, distill, document, effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences;
- The preference of a fast-paced, self-directed work environment where initiative is encouraged, and the continual delivery of consistent, high-quality work is expected;
- Experience working with and managing sub-consultants;
- A practical and collaborative approach to problem-solving, with a keen eye for detail;
- The ability to listen to others to develop and nurture positive interpersonal relationships with people from varying backgrounds, including colleagues and clients; and
- Experience working in a consulting environment, including a demonstrated ability to deliver on multiple assignments in a dynamic environment.
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 over four decades of experience working with a variety of clients including all levels of government, First Nations, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector. Our team of over 450 people, across multiple branch offices, is committed to helping build vibrant communities of all sizes.
Our Commitment to You
At Urban Systems, we make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire 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 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; and
- 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 and covering letter along with a completed Candidate Questionnaire.