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WSP Canada

Senior Landscape Architect Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects .

At WSP :

•We value our people and our reputation
•We are locally dedicated with international scale
•We are future focused and challenge the status quo
•We foster collaboration in everything we do
•We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

The Opportunity:

WSP is seeking an experienced Landscape Architect to join our Vancouver Planning, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design team. We are looking for a creative, collaborative designer with experience taking projects from concept to completion. We are an agile team and are currently working under a hybrid model combining in-person team collaboration days at our Howe Street office, while continuing to support work-from-home options.

As a member of our design team, you will be contributing to a wide range of projects and be involved in all aspects of project delivery. Our team has a broad range of projects in our portfolio including local and regional parks, urban spaces and plazas, complete streets, multi-use trails, social and multi-family housing, transit and transportation facilities and infrastructure, master planning, and ecologically based landscapes. We work collaboratively across our western team (Victoria/Vancouver/Kelowna/Edmonton/Calgary/Winnipeg) and across disciplines and are looking for someone with a curious and accountable mindset, and thoughtful approach to design.

Why WSP?

•We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
•Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives
•A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer
Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada
Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things
•A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.

#WeAre WSP

A day in the life:

•Work collaboratively with senior Landscape Architects and Urban Designers in project leadership, and help mentor junior team members;
•Collaboration in an interdisciplinary environment on a wide range of project types at a range of scales;
•Participation in business development activities and thought leadership initiatives;
•Coordinating projects from planning and concept development through implementation;
•Report writing, proposal, and presentation preparation;
•Preparation of tender/construction drawings and documents;
•Participate and contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning opportunities.
•Delegation of assignments to design support staff, both in BC and to the broader team.

What you'll bring to WSP ...

•A Degree or Diploma in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or Landscape Technology;
•7+ years of professional experience working in Landscape Architecture / Urban Design with demonstrated experience in the Lower Mainland;
•Keen understanding of project development, design development and construction documentation including, site design, planting design, site grading and construction detailing;
•Excellent written and verbal communications skills including the ability to quickly develop and articulate different design ideas and project concepts;
•Excellent time management skills;
•Strong technical skills including a working knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office;
•Ability to work independently, show initiative, and contribute positively to a multidisciplinary team;
•A collaborative mindset and desire to find creative solutions that are environmentally responsible and technically sound;

The following qualifications are strongly desired:

•Full Membership (with Stamp) in the BCSLA, or eligible for membership within 6-months of hiring;
•Project coordination experience;
•Contract administration experience;
•A valid driver's license to conduct site reviews and attend client meetings.

The following qualifications are considered an asset, but are not required:

•Proficiency in Civil3D, SketchUp, Lumion, Revit, BIM and GIS.
•Design Build / P3 project experience;
•Experience in preparing specifications;
•PMP Certification.

We request applicants submit a RESUME AND PORTFOLIO (PDF or website link) highlighting relevant work experience. Please limit PDF files to 10MB.

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY .

WSP Canada Inc.

Vancouver, BC

Senior (> 10 years)

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