We’re Hiring a

Landscape Designer

JOB DESCRIPTION 

The Columbine design team is known for creating innovation, solutions-orientated landscapes that express a sense of place and create habitat for humans and other members of the ecological web of life to result in more harmony for all.

And we do work as a team, with our Estimator/Project Coordinator taking the lead as the point person for clients, making effective communication integral to the position and smooth running of Columbine’s design system.

Our standard is a two week turn around time on producing beautiful, functional, integrated designs, and one week for estimates not requiring a design. It is the Estimator’s role to break out the designer’s vision to an itemized list of numbers that meet the client’s budget. This requires these two positions to work closely together and for both people go to every client meeting.

SCHEDULE

  • Full time preferred
  • Columbine keeps regular business hours, Monday through Friday
  • Holidays are taken off
  • Time off is to be planned around 3 holiday weekends; exceptions can be made, but since this is seasonal work, we request you plan accordingly and schedule your time off during the winter months
  • Our season goes from mid-late March until Thanksgiving 
  • Outside of our (usually daily) client meetings, this position has a great deal of flexibility

DUTIES

  • Meet with clients to provide design solutions to enhance living and work spaces
  • Ability to draw from a palette of native and adapted perennials, shrubs, and trees
  • Produce attractive and easily-interpreted designs using provided computer software
  • Effectively communicate design vision including planting plan sketches to enable Estimator to easily generate estimates when no design is necessary
  • Track status and progress of design work, client meetings, client payments and other information daily in an organized an efficient manner
  • Employ rainwater harvesting earthworks and other techniques that reduce resource consumption in design vision
  • Collect all data required to accomplish these tasks from a single site visit

SUCCESS BEHAVIORS

  • Desire to collaborate 
  • Desire to evolve the position and improve Columbine for the benefit of all parties 
  • Proactive communicator
  • Self-reflective
  • Loves learning and actively engages in training
  • Invites feedback with an attitude of gratitude
  • Responsive: quick to return calls/emails/texts; when asked to do something, does it promptly
  • Takes initiative; knows when to ask permission and when to ask for help
  • Positive attitude
  • Punctual, reliable, trustworthy, flexible, fun

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • Competitive pay
  • SIMPLE IRA matching plan after first year of employment
  • Aflac supplemental health insurance
  • 4 months off to play in the snow and travel!
  • Personal/professional growth environment
  • 3 day holiday weekends
  • Continuing education opportunities

Reports to Estimator/Project Coordinator and Operations Manager

Please fill out the form below and we will get back with you soon!