Landscape Architect

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Landscape Architect

  • Full Time
  • Lakewood, CO
  • $70,782.40 – $91,998.40 Annually USD / Year
  • Submitter Email (not used publicly):
  • Submitter Name (not used publicly): Luisa Kimmey
  • Salary: $70,782.40 – $91,998.40 Annually

Website City of Lakewood, CO

You’ll love working for the city that loves you back. All full-time employees enjoy competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package to include a robust wellness program.

This position offers the perfect mix of design and oversight for both park and building capital projects; a fun combination of work indoors and out! City of Lakewood’s Statement of Excellence

The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.

Provides landscape architectural planning, design, and construction oversight for the Department of Community Resources, including site development related to capital projects, review of plans and specifications, and making recommendations related to landscape construction to private developers.

Plans, designs, and oversees new construction and renovation r projects for City parks, athletic fields, open space, streetscapes, playgrounds, and other public facilities.
Provides detailed cost estimates, drawings, and specifications for construction projects.
Provides site plan and engineering review drawing packages for review and approval by City Planning and Engineering Departments.
Defines and evaluates the scope of project work and facilitates the planning and design of capital projects.
Provides technical review of design, construction specifications, and construction documents.
Develops a thorough knowledge of developed and undeveloped parks/open space land using site surveys, maps, and site visit information.
Prepares facility designs and master plans based on site information, City design standards, public input, and staff input.
Utilizes facility designs and master plans to prepare construction documents that specify materials and methodology to construct site improvements.
RIs responsible for all aspects of project bids including developing scope, writing requests for proposals, and evaluating and selecting consultants and contractors.
Oversees  project work in progress to assure compliance with plan specifications and City regulations.

Supervision Received
Receives general supervision from Facilities Planner

Supervision Exercised


Essential Qualifications

Education and Experience
Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in landscape architecture, park planning, environmental design, or closely related field.
Experience:  Five or more years’ experience in landscape architectural design with design experience in public park planning and design and project management
Certification/Licenses/Specialized Training

Colorado Landscape Architecture license preferred.

Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•    Ability to develop complete sets of construction documents for site and landscape projects.

•    Ability to work with diverse groups in the development of design programs.

•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other City staff, and other public agencies.

•    Ability to meet deadlines on a regular basis.

•    Skillful in written and verbal communications.

•    Knowledge and skill in graphic communications to enhance the interpretation of site plans and designs.

•    Knowledge of ecology, local climate, landscape materials, and park design elements.

•    Working knowledge of codes and regulations regarding construction of park facilities.

•    Working knowledge of the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) and ADA accessibility guidelines.

•    Knowledge of standard construction methods and means, and some experience in site construction inspections.

Technology Skills

Personal computer

AutoCAD, MS Word, MS Excel, ARCMap, and other graphic computer programs.

All Lakewood employees are expected to work and complete all tasks in a safe manner consistent with training, standard operating procedures, City or Department policies, and common sense. Working in a safe manner includes the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and complying with all City and/or Department safety rules. Horseplay on-the-job is strictly forbidden. The failure to work in a safe manner, use PPE, follow standard operating procedure or comply with a safety rule will result adverse employment consequences ranging from verbal discipline to termination from employment, including any applicable reduction in benefits under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act. Employees are also expected to encourage safe work practices by all co-employees, and to report any unsafe work practices immediately to a supervisor.

LIGHT WORK:  Exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work

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