• Designer - Landscape Management

    Job Locations US-MD-Laytonsville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/3/2019 10:18 AM)
    # of Openings
    Landscape Maintenance
  • Overview

    The Designer is responsible for developing high quality enhancement designs for our existing and potential, commercial landscaping customers.  This includes working with the Branch team in order to prioritize the design needs and deciding which projects require the value added by a professional design.  The position is responsible for site visits to capture existing conditions and a thorough understanding of the client’s needs in order to produce final visual designs.  The position is also responsible for presenting concepts and designs to customers as needed.


    Essential Requirements:

    • Develop a clear understanding of the philosophies by which the company operates, the goals and the financial position of the company.
    • Develop good working relationships with branch team.
    • Ability to develop creative designs that are functional and aesthetically pleasing.
    • Ability to hand draft, hand render, and use related design software, such as PRO Landscape and DynaSCAPE.
    • Extensive understanding of landscape installation and construction methods.
    • Thorough knowledge of plant material and best horticultural practices.
    • Ability to read and understand plans and specifications.
    • Ability to build strong relationships with subcontractors and customers.
    • Ability to project a professional image and a positive attitude in all situations.



    Other Responsibilities:

    • Manage design workflow to provide complete proposals before bid deadlines.
    • Communicate with internal team members and external subcontractors regarding pricing and availability of plants, site furnishings and hard materials in order to estimate costs and timing of projects.
    • Prepare, log and distribute proposal packages to Area Managers or directly to clients.
    • Follow up with clients regarding acceptance or rejection of proposals.
    • Track, change and possibly re-submit proposals within expected time frame.
    • Participate in regular branch meetings.
    • Complete additional duties or assignments as directed by the Branch Manager.



    • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to use PC and widely used business software packages, e.g., spreadsheets (Excel), word processing (MS Word), and presentations (PowerPoint).
    • Basic understanding of math related to estimating, such as volume, spacing, and factor pricing.


    Educational and/or Work Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree in design, architecture or a related degree and/or four years of experience in landscape design and sales. Professional certification a plus.




    • English


    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand walk; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste and or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment:

    Work takes place in a clean, pleasant, and comfortable office setting or on a commercial or construction site. The noise level in the work environment can range from quiet to loud. Generally a 40- hour week, but could require long hours, including evenings and weekends. Fast paced and working under pressure is unavoidable. Position requires travel local to the branch location.


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