We are looking for the following positions:

  • Horticulturist
  • Senior Landscape Architect / Designer

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Horticulturist

Vancouver, BC

Donohoe Design is seeking an experienced Horticulturist to collaborate on the development of our designs and play a key role with the installation of our softscapes. You will be contributing to a variety of residential landscape projects working directly with our clients, sub-contractors, operations manager and our team of designers.

The selected candidate will be deeply passionate about horticulture, travel, and have an ecologically sound approach to planting design and installation practices. We’re looking for someone that has a very high standard for finish and has the foresight and creative vision to “see” a garden years into the future on the day of installation. You will be confident to explore new trends, yet have the experience and understanding of the subtleties and restraint required to build an award-winning garden.

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 this year. We are enthusiastic to find the candidate that wants to be part of our progressive, purpose-led team.

Job Description:

You will collaborate on the design and oversee the installation of the softscapes for our custom residential projects.

Included but not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate with our Landscape Architects, landscape designers and clients over the development of our planting plans;
  • Source and tag trees, shrubs and perennials for specific projects at nurseries throughout the Pacific Northwest;
  • Conduct site visits during all phases of a landscapes development;
  • Assist the installation teams with the laying out of the softscape;
  • Provide guidance to the landscape installation team to ensure a successful softscape installation;
  • Interview landscape maintenance companies and manage them through the first 2 months post construction;

Experience:

  • 5+ years of field experience working as a Horticulturist for a high-end residential landscape design firm or landscape architecture firm;
  • A diploma or degree in Horticulture, Botany, Landscape Design or Landscape Architecture;
  • A communicative, affable personality, and the ability to confidently lead meetings with the client or contractor;
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple complex projects at the same time;
  • Strong communication, a positive attitude, and leadership skills;
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills;
  • A strong ability to read design plans;
  • Skilled at operating a computer and an understanding of how to use AutoCAD and Vectorworks.

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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Senior Landscape Architect / Landscape Designer

Vancouver, BC

Donohoe Design is seeking an experienced Senior Landscape Architect. 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.