Project Associate - Landscape Design

Full Time
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Denver

We are seeking an entry- to mid-level Landscape Design project associate to join our diverse team of professionals in our Denver office. This is a local position, with some potential for occasional remote work (depending on start date, employment may begin in a remote capacity due to Covid-19 precautions). 

Responsibilities

  • Collaboration: You will work as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team that creates designs for communities, parks and recreation, streets, as well as programming of community facilities for public and private-sector clients across the U.S. 
  • Project Work: You will support a team of landscape architects, planners and project managers. Responsibilities will vary by project, but will typically include assisting a lead designer or project manager with tasks such as site analysis, site design, problem solving, construction detailing, planting plans, selection and design of site amenities and paving systems, aesthetic detailing and project research. This work will result in the production of conceptual exhibits, illustrative graphics and full construction document sets. Other responsibilities may include providing support in developing cost estimates, responding to construction submittals and questions, providing sub-consultant and client coordination, and attending client meetings.
  • Project Types: The projects you will typically work on include streetscape design, park planning and design, site and landscape design for public and private buildings, campus master plans, children’s play environments and community engagement (including online meetings and tools).

This is a full-time, hourly position. MIG works on projects nationwide; some travel, evening and weekend work will be required for community engagement, site evaluations, or to meet deadlines. MIG encourages a work-life balance and these excess hours can be offset during the week when possible.

 

Qualifications

You must be able to manage competing priorities, think critically and creatively, work as part of a collaborative team in an open environment and maintain a sense of humor and camaraderie. In addition, you must have some combination of the following qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture or a related field (a Master’s degree in a complementary field is a plus)
  • You are local or willing to relocate to work in our Denver office (post-COVID) to attend client meetings and work closely with the team. 
  • Relevant consulting experience working in or with other landscape designers or a closely related field.
  • Ability to produce high-quality work products, including complete construction document drawing sets and illustrative site plan and site detail graphics. 
  • Ability to speak easily and clearly in front of groups and to participate in small and large group discussions.
  • Excellent skills in graphics and document presentation and written and verbal communication. Plant identification and hand-drawn graphic skills are a plus.
  • Be an adaptable teammate who is willing to pitch in and help others. 
  • Software proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in GIS and/or SketchUp and/or Lumion is a plus.