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Landscape Designer

  • Job reference: NA-001448
  • Sector: Urban Development
  • Location: Atlanta

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Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

At Atkins, we offer our employees more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to shape the world for generations to come through innovative and sound design. Whether it’s the concept for a new skyscraper, the upgrade of a rail network, the modeling of a flood defense system or the improvement of a management process, we plan, design and enable solutions.

Atkins is seeking an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starters to join our Atlanta team as a Landscape Designer with 3-5 years of experience. Under supervision, performs routine assignments in landscape architecture while developing professional proficiency.


Job Duties:

Performs work which involves conventional design and plans requiring the use of analysis, interpretation, and deductive reasoning to carry out diversified projects or phases of a single project.

Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations.

Produces schematic and working drawings of residential, recreational, commercial or industrial site projects for in-house review.

Researches feasibility of alternative design approaches, based upon client's specifications, site conditions, government specifications or regulations, for incorporation into layout.

Determines existing site conditions and prepares site analysis studies.

Designs and draws conceptual plans for site layout, planting and grading, for review by senior landscape architect.

Prepares preliminary construction cost estimates.

Assists in the coordination of design plans with other disciplines.

Observes construction projects to determine if landscape work is followed according to plans and specifications.

Consults vendors for updating research library or obtaining material samples and/or technical literature.

Performs such other duties as supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


Qualifications:

3-5 years of experience, preferably in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Experience with AutoCAD, Sketch-Up and Photoshop skills required.

Strong freehand illustration and rendering skills.

Experienced and proficient designer with expertise in master planned communities, urban design, and construction documentation including grading and construction detailing.

Technical writing and communications skills desired. 

Strong collaborator and design and critical thinking abilities.


Education:

Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture. Minimal experience is required of incumbents with a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture; no experience required with MLA. No license is required.


Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.

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