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Stantec Landscape Designer in OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

Landscape Designer - ( 240000FC )


Strong communities don’t just happen—they’re built. They’re creatively imagined, collaboratively planned, and readied to face tomorrow with optimism. We’re driving the future of Community Development. Our experts lead their fields, collaborating on projects that are as technically challenging as they are impactful, creative, and fulfilling. We’re a place where you can apply your passion—and find endless opportunities to help make communities more equitable, resilient, and livable.

Your Opportunity

Stantec’s landscape architecture practice continues to grow in Kansas City and throughout North America. We are currently looking for a highly motivated Landscape Architect for our Downtown Overland Park, KS office location who is passionate about design and has expertise in master planning and landscape architecture with interest in developing new skills with a multidisciplinary team. Top candidates will have excellent graphic communications skills, project technical experience, be highly organized, and work collaboratively and independently on projects through all phases.

You will have the opportunity to plan and design public and private projects locally, nationally, and internationally across a range of scales and uses including civic spaces, streetscapes, outdoor recreation venues, parks, residential, and institutional developments, and more. You will build new relationships with some of our more than 250 landscape architects’ firm wide, be mentored under experienced landscape architects, and work in a casual environment with clients and teams through all phases of design.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with project partners, and clients to enhance our group’s production on all things related to landscape architecture.

  • Develop preliminary designs, support plan production, and develop design renderings, utilizing a range of tools from AutoCAD to Photoshop to Lumion and other software.

  • Effectively communicate with Project Managers and team collaborators to meet project deadlines.

  • Assist the project team in site analysis, site planning, conceptual design, final design, and preparation of construction plans for a variety of landscape architecture project types, as well as participate in creation of 3D graphics and technical documents.

  • Use knowledge of the general concepts of landscape design including site analysis, project theming, schematic design, and design development.

  • Assist the project team with the preparation of project documentation during all phases of design, such as project graphics and exhibits, site grading, paving designs, walls, structures, site lighting, planting design, and construction observation.

  • Develop technical skills and assists the project team with drawings and drafting in the creative design process.

  • Support construction administration on projects by attending site visits and/or construction meetings and assisting in preparing sketches or drawing revisions and photography.

  • Assist in the development of a design through hand graphic sketches, electronic models, diagrams, video flythroughs, and other visual formats.

  • Perform due diligence and research on projects as required to provide the background information to start new projects.

  • Develop software skills utilizing relevant programs to assist with preparation of simple exhibits to complex working drawings.

  • Perform other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • The successful candidate will have experience working in SketchUp, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, digital modeling software, ArcGIS and other related programs, as projects require.

  • Familiarity with Lumion, Enscape, Rhino, Revit, Unreal Engine, a bonus. Excellent hand graphics are preferred but not required.

  • Excellent communication skills-written and verbal.

  • Good multi-discipline team member with experience collaborating with planers, urban designers, landscape architects, engineers, and architects.

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited landscape architecture program is required.

  • Must have at least 3-5 years of landscape architecture experience (may include internship experience) working within a professional design firm.

  • Landscape Architecture license preferred.

Typical casual office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for periods of time. Our Studio is located in the heart of downtown Overland, Park, Kansas. A neighborhood with small-town flavor that has grown into a modern and vast array of nearly 300 locally owned and operated businesses. The area is known as a strong, safe community, focused on great food, the arts, and friendly local businesses lining the walkable streets and close-knit buildings with a variety of living options.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Kansas-Overland Park

Organization : BC-1938 CommDev-US North Central

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 6, 2024, 9:09:22 AM

Req ID: 240000FC

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans