Halifax, Nova Scotia is an ideal place to work, live, learn and play (http://www.destinationhalifax.com). It’s also home to Ekistics Plan + Design (www.ekistics.net), one of the Canada’s leading multidisciplinary firms, comprising landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, and architects. Our company is known for a wide range of project types, dedication to design excellence, and our integrated approach with other in-house design professions.
If you love the idea of waterfront living, you’re going to love Halifax--home to breathtaking oceanfront scenery and a relaxed ‘east coast’ style of living. Halifax also has five universities and a young, dynamic population, with more pubs per capita than any other city in Canada.
Our work takes us around the globe designing cities, waterfronts, downtowns, parks, resorts and golf courses. Our sister firm, Form:Media (www.form-media.ca) is a trailblazer in environmental graphic design, interpretive planning and new media. Together, we are leaders in the planning and design of the built environment, using the latest software and hardware technologies.
If you’re looking for a lifestyle change and are passionate about landscape architecture, then take a moment and check out this great opportunity.
The intermediate landscape architecture position will involve work across numerous planning and design projects, with an emphasis on spatial concepts, design visualization, planning studies and working drawings/specifications. Applicants must have a recognized bachelors or masters degree in landscape architecture with six or more years of professional experience after graduating.
A high level of competence with design production software is expected, including Civil 3D/AutoCAD, SketchUp, and graphic programs such as Adobe Creative Cloud. Applicants must be able to effectively express their ideas with drawings as well as in writing. They must have proven ability with 3D design development and preparation of construction drawings, details and specifications. It is also important that the candidate has extensive experience getting their ideas detailed and built. We need someone that can take a project from concept to reality.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to be proactive and self-motivated as part of a multi-disciplinary creative. They must have proven experience with project management and/or coordination on jobs that involve client meetings, group presentations, and the resolution of typical issues/challenges that involve high quality design products. Most importantly, you must have a passion for your profession, love of learning and design, dedication to excellence, a sense of humour and the ability to take deadlines in stride. Candidates should be eligible for CSLA component stamp registration.
The position is full-time and the candidate must be committed to at least a 3 year contract (hopefully much longer). Applicants must possess the ability and willingness to travel and hold a valid drivers license. A comprehensive health care package and professional development incentives are offered. Salary is commensurate with experience.
No phone calls please. Only applicants who fulfill the position details will be contacted for interviews.