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Technical Design Leader

The Position

Technical Design Leaders play a critical role in orchestrating the realization of CMG’s mission and design ideas within the built environment. We are seeking a versatile leader with a passion for technical design and construction observation.

Project Roles: This position will include leadership of technical design, documentation, and QA/QC of complex projects at a range of scales. You will also lead construction observation, from bid review to final completion.

Leadership: You will help expand project documentation standards and provide high-level guidance of technical project development across the practice by collaborating with others in CMG’s internal Construction Resource team. The split between technical design leadership, QA/QC, and construction observation will vary over time based on practice and project needs.

Experience + Skills

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

  • A degree in landscape architecture, architecture, construction management or a related field.
  • Licensure in landscape architecture is strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • Approximately 8+ years professional experience practicing landscape architecture.
  • Technical design leadership of complex projects similar in scope and scale to CMG’s portfolio.
  • Leading and coordinating project documentation, QA/QC, and construction observation, with a rounded approach encompassing landscape systems, code, constructability, and cost analysis.
  • Leading and teaching teams to integrate constructability issues and best practices into workflows.
  • Working with regulatory agencies to plan and permit projects.
  • Overall project planning including fee management, work plans, and team leadership preferred.
  • Located in the San Francisco Bay Area region with ability to travel as required to oversee projects.

Personal Approach

  • You take initiative and responsibility for your work, manage yourself with humility, and are willing to ask for help when needed.
  • You are 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 design rigor both in the studio and the field.
  • You have excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • You recognize the importance of learning and mentorship and are inspired to share your experience and knowledge.
  • You are nimble at realizing project goals while gracefully negotiating relationships.


The annual salary range for this position is  $98,000 – $140,000.

How to Apply

To be considered for a position, please upload the following materials in one single PDF at application link below.

  • Cover letter – no more than 500 words.
  • Resume.
  • Portfolio of design work – include clear descriptions of your role and responsibilities on each project.
  • References – at least two.
  • Submit a single PDF combining all the materials above. 15MB maximum.
  • Links will not be considered.
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