<p>This position reports to the Campus Landscape Architect. Work is limited to the Twin Cities campus.<br /><br />Primary responsibilities:<br />Landcare is an operations unit within Facilities Management, responsible for campus design and maintenance. This position designs landscaping projects; manages landscape project installations; coordinates campus mitigation and restoration activities related to construction; manages campus assets; directs daily activities of student assistants.<br /><br />Designs landscaping projects – 35%:</p><ul><li>Collaborates with customers and stakeholders to establish scope, schedule and budget expectations</li><li>Creates and presents conceptual designs, drawings and illustrations</li><li>Develops detailed landscape and irrigation system designs from conceptual design documents</li><li>Prepares plans, specifications, materials schedules and quantity take-offs for project installations</li><li>Generates detailed cost estimates and project budgets</li><li>Negotiates with customers regarding budget and design intent when appropriate</li><li>Designs and coordinates seasonal and event-related planting initiatives for Eastcliff</li></ul><p><br />Manages landscape project installations – 25%:</p><ul><li>Schedules labor and equipment resources and vendors activities to achieve project deadlines</li><li>Solicits price quotes and competitive bids from vendors</li><li>Purchases materials and coordinates delivery for project installations</li><li>Provides direction in the field when necessary</li><li>Inspects work to ensure compliance with design intent and University standards</li><li>Manages project budgets</li></ul><p><br />Coordinates campus mitigation and restoration activities related to construction – 20%:</p><ul><li>Collaborates with project teams to establish campus protection expectations and procedures</li><li>Oversees inspection of project sites to enforce campus protection procedures</li><li>Negotiates w/ project managers, contractors, customers regarding restoration fees</li><li>Coordinates site restoration services including scheduling and directing staff and vendor activities</li><li>Inspects site restoration work to ensure compliance with University standards</li><li>Coordinates invoicing for services and ensures application of departmental accounting procedures</li></ul><p><br />Manages campus assets – 10%:</p><ul><li>Collects and processes field data for landscape layers in campus GIS</li><li>Directs mapping activities necessary for maintenance operations</li><li>Coordinates scheduling and space utilization of Como nursery area</li><li>Coordinates yearly plant replacement initiative</li><li>Manages outdoor furniture maintenance program</li></ul><p><br />Directs daily activities of student assistants – 10%:</p><ul><li>Implements student training</li><li>Prioritizes and schedules student tasks</li><li>Oversees student work</li></ul><p> </p>
<p>Minimum Qualifications:</p><ul><li>Accredited Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and four years of experience in project design and implementation (or equivalent combination of education and experience); proficiency with AutoCAD, ArcMap, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office software</li></ul><p>Preferred:</p><ul><li>Six years of experience in site/landscape project design and implementation and professional registration as a landscape architect.</li></ul><p> </p>
Internal Number: 323704
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