Our client is seeking a creative and established Landscape Architect/Land Planner -Practice Leader for their growing Cornelius, NC office. This position will be responsible for Departmental Management level responsibilities which include overall staffing, supervision and management of various residential, multi-family, commercial and municipal land development projects. While contributing to both employee development and management of departmental activity, the experienced professional will be responsible for managing clients and undertaking business development activities related to the preparation of proposals/ contracts, production of high quality site plans, rezoning plans and related public meeting processes along with the preparation of illustrative materials, rendered graphics, landscape planting plans and other related technical construction documents within a multi-disciplinary team setting.
Management of design development, preparation and/or administration of the contract documents, costs estimates, agency correspondence, client relations, staff supervision and mentoring. Exciting projects include large-scale master planned developments, residential, commercial sites, and various mixed-use projects along with various amenities and other recreational project components.
Work directly with clients to advance master plans/ small area/corridor plans, develop site plans, manage the entitlement processes, and implement improvements
Provide design, project, and task management leadership to various production teams
Business development and marketing of clients including networking, active participation in professional development forums, presenting work to professional organizations, writing proposals, and maintaining budgets and backlog reporting for projected work.
Ability to liaise with public and private sector clients, maintain client relationships, manage projects and mentor staff
A strong background in the land development design industry, Site and Master Planning along with oversight of landscape architectural construction documents (CD) and (CA) including related technical layouts, grading plans, planting plans, details and hardscape design.
Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills that will allow you to effectively and professionally interact with clients, approval authorities, governmental officials and the public.
A degree in Landscape Architecture or Planning from an accredited program
Professional registration as a Landscape Architect or Certified Planner
A minimum of 10 or more years of professional land planning / Landscape Architecture experience with a diverse and dynamic portfolio
Ability to effectively communicate with strong freehand illustrations and rendering skills
Knowledge of AutoCAD
Excellent financial management skills
Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment with tight deadlines and ability to adjust to project priorities and demands of multiple clients
Experience working with local codes, ordinances and public agency standards related to land development design and related entitlement processes
Experience with developing and following a formalized QA/QC program
Demonstrated graphics skills that are expressive in both sketch and finished formats
Strong business development skills along with knowledge of the local land development market
Strong collaborator and presenter in front of boards and Councils for multiple project types