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NAK Design Strategies is an acclaimed international landscape architecture and urban design firm, with a large portfolio of award-winning built work, and an exciting and growing roster of innovative projects. Our team of dynamic and creative professionals work on a diverse array of complex and multi-phased projects. We have offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Orlando, and plan to continuously grow in a well-planned and executed manner.. Our company mission is to provide our clients with an ‘integrated’ approach to design and planning – one that involves sensitive and responsive design solutions balanced with innovative and progressive implementation practices. Our vision for our employees is to provide a depth and breadth of work experience that is unparalleled elsewhere – an opportunity to fully utilize and hone their skills within a friendly, supportive, team-oriented environment.

We are seeking highly motivated, experienced Landscape Architect / Project Managers with exceptional design, communication and organizational skills to join our Toronto and Ottawa offices. At this level, you will be part of an integrated team assisting with the completion of design, planning and construction administration services for a variety of landscape architectural projects. NAK offers a competitive Total Rewards package that includes market-competitive pay, ample mental and physical health benefits, workplace flexibility, Lunch and Learns which qualify for professional credits, tuition and other professional development support, on-the job mentoring, and more!

Your Responsibilities

  • Interpret and develop design approaches in collaboration with senior project staff
  • Manage the preparation of schematic and conceptual design drawings, working drawings, construction contracts, tenders and contract administration documents
  • Manage several complex projects within a tight delivery schedule
  • Manage client relationships
  • Delegate, manage, mentor and train staff
  • Represent firm at public meetings
  • Prepare fee proposals/terms of reference for potential projects
  • Manage project within the fee scope
  • Review and confirm all construction documentation

Your Qualifications

  • Very strong technical drawing skills: able to prepare high-quality design work and design presentations using hand graphics and relevant computer software (AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Minimum 6 years of professional design experience
  • BLA, MLA degree or College Diploma in Landscape Design
  • Exceptional design and technical knowledge
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer relationship skills
  • Previous experience working with municipalities and private developers would be an asset
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with aggressive delivery schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare high-quality design work and design presentations using hand graphics and relevant computer software (AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Degree or College Diploma in Urban Design and/or Planning considered an asset
  • Previous experience in urban design and/or planning services considered an asset
  • OALA and / or LEED Accreditation considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of Revit and BIM considered an asset

Your Required Application Documents

  • Cover letter / letter of introduction and interest (please include specific region of interest - eg Toronto or Ottawa)
  • Resumé
  • Portfolio of work or link to online portfolio

NAK welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. Please email your application to [email protected], and place the Job Title and Region in the subject line of your email. Thank you.