AECOM Landscape Architect in Coral Gables, Florida

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151192BR

Position Title Landscape Architect

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Architecture

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Florida

City Coral Gables

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

About the Business Line

Architecture

We help shape the world around us — from high-rise buildings to educational, cultural, research and transportation facilities. Our design process is based on energy-efficient building systems, and appropriate selection of materials and form to maximize environmental conditions and long-term performance.

Job Summary

AECOM’s Buildings + Places division is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Landscape Architect for immediate full time employment in the Coral Gables, Florida office. This position may include functioning as the District Landscape Architect (DLA) for the Florida Department of Transportation, District 6 under a General Engineering Consultant contract, whereas AECOM is a consultant to FDOT and may be requested to provide in-house staff for the District 6 office. This position may also provide opportunities for work on resort, leisure, streetscape, and other public realm projects.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • If functioning as a DLA, work under the direct supervision of the Manager of the District’s Highway Beautification Program which may include, but not be limited to: planning (PD&E), design and construction for highway beautification related projects or projects involving aesthetics, bridges, roadways and stormwater management facilities, traffic calming, pedestrian and bicycle safety, complete streets, operations and maintenance facilities, wildflowers, irrigation and water management, permitting, utility coordination, maintenance, vegetation management, tree pruning and removal, relocation and protection, selective clearing and grubbing and maintenance agreements, joint participation agreements (JPA) and local agency programs (LAP) with City and County government agencies

  • Programming Landscape Projects per Florida Statue and in accordance with the FDOT Highway Beautification Policy

  • Provide review of scope of services and staff hour estimates for planning and design projects

  • Prepare cost estimates for construction and work program budgeting

  • Participate in the review and comment cycles of plans review procedures

  • Attend local coordination meetings with public officials and stakeholders

  • Attend public meetings and workshops when Landscape issues are included

  • Assist in aesthetics review and landscape conflict with regard to sound walls

  • Create punch lists for final inspections on landscape portions of FDOT, LAP, JPA and Landscape Permit Projects Conduct Warranty Inspections of FDOT landscape/irrigation projects

  • Develop presentations to assist local communities when developing their grant applications for the Florida Highway Beautification Council Grant

  • Define construction document requirements, schedule, and establishing production budget

  • Plan and organize multiple projects and assign and/or delegate work to junior landscape architects and technicians

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university

  • Licensed in the State of Florida as a Registered Landscape Architect

  • 7+ years of experience under the direct supervision of a licensed landscape architect with 3 of those years of experience in the State of Florida

  • Experience in highway beautification planning, design and construction for projects by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in project management

  • Experience in performing construction administration and inspections

  • Familiar with Florida soils, cold hardiness zones and ecological communities

  • Experience in landscape design in Florida

  • Experience in streetscape and hardscape design

  • Knowledgeable in landscape maintenance planning, practices and methods for Florida

  • Experience in preparing construction cost estimates

  • Experience in irrigation design and construction

  • Experience using computer software programs, including AutoCAD, Microstation, MSOffice Word and Excel

  • Experience in preparing graphics, illustrations and renderings

Preferred Qualifications

  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist is desirable but not required

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residence status is preferred

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

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