Landscape Architect/Project Manager – Northern California

CA - Placer County, CA - Sacramento County, Northern California

HELIX is seeking a mid-level Landscape Architect / Project Manager to join the team in one of our northern California office locations (Folsom or Roseville). HELIX provides landscape architecture, environmental planning, biological resources, regulatory compliance, habitat restoration, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sector clients. Our landscape architecture group works on a range of environmentally focused design and planning projects including parks and recreation, housing, streetscapes, infrastructure, civil and institutional work.

We are looking for a creative, organized, and motivated Landscape Architect / Project Manager to work as part of our team on our full suite of planning and design services including conceptual plans, visual simulations, construction documents, construction administration, master plans, and management plans for a wide range and scale of projects. The position will involve project management, staff management, conceptual design, construction documents, site evaluation, construction observation, research, report writing, and public outreach events. Additionally, the position will include preparation of scopes, proposals, and other marketing materials.

Our team culture is rooted in collaboration and communication, so this position is best suited for a candidate with a positive attitude, strong verbal, graphic, and written communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. This individual must have the ability to coordinate effectively with other project managers, and to prioritize and complete high-quality work within specified deadlines. The applicant must be an organized and a creative problem solver with strong analytical skills and attention to detail. A test of practical skills may be required of final candidates.

Please submit a cover letter and work sample in addition to your resume. Work samples shall be a maximum of 10 pages 8.5×11 pages in PDF format not exceeding 10 Mb and include a minimum of 5 work samples.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in landscape architecture
  • California licensure or the successful completion of one or more LARE Sections
  • At least two (2) years of project management experience as the person responsible for project or task budget, schedule, deliverables, client contact and staff management
  • Competence in the preparation of all aspects of construction documents, including layout, grading, irrigation, planting, details, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, LandFX, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Competency in irrigation design including layout, water-use calculations, scheduling, and an understanding of MWELO requirements
  • Knowledge of California native plants

Additional Qualifications Considered a Plus

  • Experience with ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, or Rhino
  • Experience or coursework in ecology, biology, land use planning, environmental engineering, and related topics
  • ReScape (Bay Friendly or River Friendly) qualification or similar
  • SITES and/or LEED AP certification
  • California irrigation auditor certification (CLIA)
  • ISA Certified Arborist or ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist


Salary will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $75,000 to $95,000.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates must apply online through Paylocity. Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

Please submit a cover letter and work sample in addition to your resume. Work samples shall be a maximum of 10 pages, size 8.5×11 in PDF format not exceeding 10 Mb and include a minimum of 5 work samples.

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HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs. HELIX strongly encourages vaccination against COVID-19 for our employees, and we will request your vaccination status and a copy of your vaccination card, if vaccinated, at the start of your employment. If you are unvaccinated, you will need to wear a mask and practice social distancing when in a HELIX office or vehicle. Additionally, HELIX follows state, local, federal, and other client requirements and, therefore, if their vaccine requirements change, ours will adjust accordingly.

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