AECOM Senior Landscape Architect in Markham, Ontario

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146329BR

Position Title Senior Landscape Architect

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Architecture

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - Ontario

City Markham

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

About the Business Line


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 office in Markham, Ontario has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Landscape Architect. The successful candidate will primarily service clients in the Greater Toronto Area and southern Ontario and provide support to the Buildings + Places team in Ontario. The successful candidate will join an established landscape architectural studio that has a long history of progressive projects and inter-disciplinary collaboration.

AECOM's Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. Our B+P team is leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects such as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA; Liberty Park at the World Trade Center, New York, NY; the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience (Big U), NY; and the LA 2024 Olympic bid.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Perform as lead landscape architect

  • Coordinate with client, municipality and internal staff

  • Develop business, attract new clients and retain current clients

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to junior landscape architecture design and technical staff; provide direction to help others meet objectives

  • Collaborate with management on preparation of project proposals; oversee landscape architectural development proposals and feasibility studies

  • Project Management of a variety of landscape architectural projects including client liason, account management and project finances

  • Project work to focus on transportation corridoors, streetscapes, facilities, urban public realm, and green infrastructure for both private and public clients. Projects could also parks, trails, site plans, waterfronts and support to AECOM`s diverse portfolio

  • Prepare creative and innovative plans and designs for clients including master planning, conceptual and detailed design, tendering and construction services

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Landscape Architecture from a recognized post-secondary institution

  • 8+ years' experience in a progressively challenging and creative Landscape Architecture design role

  • Registration with OALA -Seal and Certificate

  • Design experience in areas of Canadian winter climates

  • Demonstarted knowledge of Ontario and Canadian Standards

  • Understanding of AutoCAD, InDesign, Photoshop, Sketchup, and other artistic methods necessary to convey creative ideas

  • Demonstrated strong creativity in design

  • Experience with producing construction drawings

  • Demonstrated experience and aptitude designing soft and hard landscapes in urban settings, public and private developer initiatives, parks, open space and public area designs

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization, including executives

  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills

  • Excellent time management and project management skills

  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning

  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise necessary cost control measures

  • Effective leadership skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on P3 projects

  • International experience

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.