Living Earth Design
Design for Life, Design for Lifestyle

Designer Project Manager

 
 

Designer/Project Manager

Design / Project Manager Role:

A design and project manager will have days that vary in tasks that are project dependent. Working with the design and build teams, this individual will communicate clearly and effectively with clients throughout the design/build process from initial designer contact through completion of installation. They will act as a brand ambassador for Living Earth Designs and apply design principles that define the Living Earth Designs brand. Additionally, they will meet and exceed client expectations through creatively approaching each project to fulfill client needs and wants while using creativity and natural beauty to create designs that are harmonious, aesthetically pleasing and functional.

Primary responsibilities include: planning projects with scale drawings that may include plans, renderings, sections, elevations, specifications and details and/or additional drawings as client needs and fee allow. Performing site analysis that includes as-built measurements, general site assessment including but not limited to soil conditions, plants, hardscapes, lighting, utilities, view-scapes and architectural styling. Designers should expect to do design research with topics such as appropriate plantings, detailing, guidelines and codes. Keep and maintain records including everything from correspondence to reports as specified by the employee handbook. Managing resources, timeline, scope and customer expectations as well as coordinating with Principle and Operations Manager to review projects and budgets.

This role will also center around supervision and coordination with the construction foreman and sub-contractors along with their crews on project budget, schedules, manpower, materials, equipment. Manage change requests, determine impact, and negotiate changes to project scope. Work with clients, Principle, Installation Crews and Sub-contractors to resolve job challenges that may arise. Communicates with Principal regarding field production rates. Coordinates with Principle, Install Crew, and Sub-contractors on extra work and change order proposals to modify budgets and schedules. Monitor construction progress and manage labor daily. Know and understand when change orders are necessary. Ability to analyze job progress at any time during construction.

 

Typical profile of a Design / Project Manager:

●      Independent Self-starter and problem solver

●      Sense of urgency and initiative

●      Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, time management, and organizational skills

●      Basic reasoning and time management abilities to coordinate effective and efficient completion of tasks

●      Very good presentation and negotiating skills

●      Exceptional visual, written, and verbal communication skills, as well as exemplary interpersonal skills

●      Personable brand ambassador

●      Will hold themselves accountable, dependable

●      Good work ethic, won’t cut corners to get the job done

●      Dedicated to learning new skills and self-growth and improvement

●      Team collaborator

●      A strong leader, open to and able to provide constructive feedback and direction

●      Demonstrated history of meeting multiple deadlines

●      Flexible

 

Requirements:

●      Full time

●      Entry Level

●      Salary/Benefits/Flexible PTO/Bonus Program

●      Bachelor’s degree - Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture (Required)

●      AutoCad, Adobe Suite and Sketchup

●      Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License within three months of hire and clean MVR

●      Bilingual communication a plus

 

To apply please email your CV/Resume and design portfolio to serena@livingearthdesigns.com