Current Job Openings

Landscape Designer – Project Captain

The Position

Our work as Landscape Architects is both creative and collaborative – meaning, we need each other to be our best and make great things happen. Project Captains play both a supporting and leading role in this pursuit. In this position, you develop and move information – from idea conception all the way through to realizing it within the built environment. Practicing and sharpening your design, management, and technical chops, you approach work with curiosity – intelligently developing and guiding processes for both colleagues and clients towards a shared goal. Utilizing excellent communication and organizational skills, you are energized by finding creative solutions to challenging problems. Equally attentive to big picture project planning as you are to the details, you celebrate the input of others and know dialogue is critical to constructive review. You will gain knowledge and grow in a supported way while helping CMG to build our depth of expertise in realizing complex, high-quality landscapes. You are motivated to get better at what you know already, as well as to practice learning your weaknesses and what you have yet to discover.

Experience + Skills

You are at an exciting point in your career – having been through a few cycles of design and documentation (and perhaps construction!), your eyes are wide open. You are hungry for what comes next – taking things in and starting to glean what it means to make an idea happen. You bring the following skills and experience with you:

  • A degree in landscape architecture or a related field.
  • Approximately 4+ years professional experience practicing landscape architecture.
  • Participation in complex projects across all phases – ideally aligned with the project typologies CMG works within: Parks/Public Space, Resilience, Campus, Cultural, and Engagement.
  • Exposure to and participation in project planning (including fee management, work plans, and teaming strategies).
  • Developing and coordinating project documentation, with a rounded approach encompassing code, constructability, and cost analysis.
  • Working with regulatory agencies to help support the planning and permitting of projects.
  • Supporting project goals while gracefully negotiating relationships – client, internal, consultant, contractor – with excellent communication skills.
  • Competency of contemporary landscape design, including a strong understanding of landscape systems (ideally California ecology and climate).
  • Self-direction – you enjoy taking on independent initiatives and diving into design studies and/or technical documentation.
  • Some knowledge about how to carry an idea forward and make it real, accessible, implementable.
  • Exposure to field construction.
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Project Manager – Technical Leader

The Position

Our work as Landscape Architects is both creative and collaborative – meaning, we need each other to be our best and make great things happen. Project managers play a critical role in steering this endeavor as the central axis of our teams! In this position, you orchestrate the flow of information – from idea conception all the way through to realizing it within the built environment. Fluent in design, management, and technical development, you approach work with curiosity – intelligently developing and guiding processes for both colleagues and clients towards a shared goal. Utilizing excellent communication and organizational skills, you are energized by finding creative solutions to challenging problems. Equally attentive to big picture project planning as you are to the details, you celebrate the input of others and know dialogue is critical to constructive review. With your experience in guiding projects through all phases, you will help us build our depth of expertise in realizing complex, high-quality landscapes. Above all, you are motivated to continue learning while mentoring others.

Experience + Skills

You love design and figuring out how to make things. Constructability drives your approach to project work. You bring the following experience and skills with you:

  • A degree in landscape architecture or a related field.
  • Licensure in landscape architecture is strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • Approximately 10+ years professional experience practicing landscape architecture.
  • Leadership of complex projects across all phases – ideally aligned with the project typologies CMG works within: Parks/Public Space, Resilience, Campus, Cultural, and Engagement.
  • Overall project planning including fee management, work plans, and teaming strategies.
  • Leading and coordinating project documentation, with a rounded approach encompassing code, constructability, and cost analysis.
  • Working with regulatory agencies to plan and permit projects.
  • Realizing project goals while gracefully negotiating relationships – client, internal, consultant, contractor – with excellent communication skills.
  • Adept understanding of QA/QC processes including regulatory code, site systems, and cost analysis.
  • Leading and teaching teams to integrate constructability issues and best practices into workflow.
  • Procurement process – especially for soils, plants, and trees.
  • Extensive in-field construction observation.

 

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