We are looking for the following positions:

  • Part-time Project Manager for Landscape Construction
  • Part-time Landscape Architect / Designer

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Project Manager for Landscape Construction

Vancouver, BC

Donohoe Design is seeking an experienced part-time Project Manager to oversee the installation of our custom landscape designs.  You will manage a variety of residential landscape projects where you will work directly with the clients, sub-contractors and our team of designers.

For more than a decade, Donohoe Design has been developing thoughtful, bespoke landscapes for single-family homes throughout British Columbia. Our focus is to develop architecturally strong, multi-sensory spaces that connect people to their family, friends, and nature. We create landscapes that make a difference to our designers and push the boundaries of everyone who experiences them.

At Donohoe Design, we offer a work environment that is unique by offering an autonomous schedule, options to work remotely, competitive hourly wages, and encouragement and support to advance within your career. You will play a key role in the entire process of development in our small but growing company.

Donohoe Design has many exciting upcoming projects in the 2018/2019 year. We are enthusiastic to find the candidate that wants to be part of our progressive, purpose-led team.

Job Description:

You will manage a variety of residential landscape projects where you will work directly with the clients and sub-contractors.

Included but not limited to the following:

  • Be the main point of contact for clients and contractors including the development of project charters and weekly reports to the team.
  • Using our project management software CoConstruct and Microsoft Excel, you will be required to estimate our concept designs, tender the working drawings and manage the budget of our projects before and during construction.
  • Implement and enforce a safety program on site.
  • Conduct and lead site meetings the lifespan of the project. During these meetings, you will inspect the quality of the work completed at specific milestones, keep open communication with the team and help to facilitate a smooth construction process.
  • Monitor and manage the schedules using our project management software.
  • Coordinate and review the construction of softscapes, hardscapes, and large structures such as pools, fencing, stairs, outlooks, and large decks.
  • Use your construction experience to assist the Landscape Architects with material selections when required. This may also include selection of trees, shrubs, and
  • Manage project risks including the creation of contingency plans to ensure deadlines and budgets are met.
  • Create and execute deficiency lists prior to the final walk-through with the clients.
  • Interview landscape maintenance companies and manage them through the first 60 days post construction.
  • Contribution and feedback to the advancement of current processes around project management
  • Create project evaluation reports to learn how to be more efficient during future projects.

Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in a project management role that includes the development of high-end residential properties or larger scale landscape construction;
  • A diploma or degree in horticulture or landscape architecture is an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and personal vehicle (use for the job will be compensated)
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple complex projects
  • Strong communication, a positive attitude, and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills

If you would like to discuss your qualifications with us, please send your C.V. to monica@donohoedesign.com.

Thank you for considering Donohoe Design for the future of your career.

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Landscape Architect / Landscape Designer

Vancouver, BC

Donohoe Design is seeking an experienced Landscape Architect for full-time or contract work. We’re looking for an individual who is resourceful, inquisitive, conscientious, driven and personable. We want someone who is passionate about what they do and who prides themselves on being a creative problem-solver.

For a decade, Donohoe Design has been creating bespoke gardens for high-end, single-family homes throughout the Greater Vancouver area. Our focus is to develop artistic, architectural, multi-sensory landscapes that our clients can connect to in a deep and lasting way. We take the time to build trusting relationships. We find out about who our clients are and how they live their lives to ensure that we design a landscape that meets their needs and reflects their dreams.

Donohoe Design offers a uniquely supportive and flexible work environment—including flexibility in your work day and work week; options to work remotely; competitive hourly wages; significant independence; and encouragement and support to grow within your career. Our office is conveniently located in Gastown and easily accessible by many modes of transit.

We honour an atmosphere where the ‘work/lifestyle balance’ isn’t just a catchphrase, and we all take pride in the work that we accomplish together. Donohoe Design has many exciting upcoming projects, and we look forward to bringing in a fresh perspective to these designs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A university undergraduate or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or an equivalent design field, with full membership registration (or potential for full membership) with the BCSLA. 5-10 Years’ experience is ideal, but if you are under or over, we would still like to hear from you;
  • Excellent computer skills with Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Sketch-Up (or alternative 3D modeling program such as 3D Max), and Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Ability to create complete construction drawing packages, including drainage, grading, and construction details;
  • Excellent local plant and landscape maintenance knowledge;
  • Experience with cost estimating and fee budgeting;
  • Familiarity with municipal permitting practices;
  • Project management experience, and thorough knowledge of materials and landscape construction practices;
  • A communicative, affable personality, and the ability to lead meetings with the client or contractor;
  • A dynamic and adventurous approach to design;
  • Overseas studies or work experience is warmly welcomed.

If you would like to discuss your qualifications with us, please send your C.V. and digital portfolio to monica@donohoedesign.com.   All successful applicants only will be contacted.

Thank you for considering Donohoe Design for the future of your career.