Mid Level Landscape Architect / Mitigation Designer

Company: Talasaea Consultants, Inc.

Talasaea has staff with well-rounded expertise in wetland and stream ecology, mitigation design, low impact development (LID), landscape architecture, environmental planning, fisheries and wildlife biology, coastal zone management, aquatic resource management, erosion control and water quality compliance.

Talasaea specializes in wetland and stream delineation, regulatory analysis, permitting, mitigation, wildlife studies, site planning, and many other related services to ensure the success of development projects.

Talasaea has a thorough understanding of current environmental and land use regulations associated with wetlands, streams, shorelines, endangered species, wildlife, and other critical areas. Talasaea routinely works with local, State, and Federal regulatory jurisdictions, property owners, developers, and other stakeholders to obtain development entitlements.

Talasaea participates on projects that require multidisciplinary communication, coordination, and cooperation; adherence to confidentiality agreements; and compliance with public agency procedures. Our team approach involves the client; civil, structural and geotechnical engineers; architects; planners; agency staff; and other public and private stakeholders. Talasaea is experienced in interacting and working with both technical and non-technical professionals and the general public.

Job Description: 

Talasaea Consultants, Inc. is seeking an experienced Landscape Architect / Mitigation Designer to join our team of landscape architects and ecologists. The successful candidate will have experience in mitigation design of critical areas, an interest in ecology, native landscapes, and their integration with the urban fabric, and will enjoy equally the satisfaction of restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat and creating meaningful and beautiful spaces.

Our projects range in size and complexity for residential communities, retail, commercial, and industrial developments. In addition to providing creativity to site design, exercising technical skills, preparing permit application materials and construction documents, this designer will have the opportunity to work closely with and learn from our ecologists in assisting with the preparation of critical area mitigation design reports and permitting documents.

Our small office is situated in a beautiful natural setting in Woodinville, Washington.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture preferred, or
  • Certificate, Associates degree, or higher education and/or 2 years of experience in a field related to Landscape Architecture / Mitigation Design.
  • Landscape Architecture license or in progress.
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience in:
    • Site landscape and open space design
    • Site planning / mitigation design
  • Knowledge of native plants of the Pacific Northwest, construction materials, irrigation, construction principles, grading, drainage, and technical aspects of landscape architecture.
  • Experience using AutoCAD 2012 or newer versions, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Suite, and hand drawing.
  • Working knowledge of Federal, State, and local codes and ordinances applicable to both critical areas and landscape requirements.
  • Excellent written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to perform all functions of the job accurately and in a timely and cost-effective manner under pressure/time constraints.

This is a full-time position (M-F, 8am-5pm) with an excellent salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance, paid vacations and holidays, and 401(k).  Equal Opportunity Employer.

In response to COVID-19, Talasaea has measures in place to protect employees that meet all Federal and State guidelines.  This position is fully in-person at our office in Woodinville

How to Apply: 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and work samples in PDF format which highlight applicable experience in landscape design and AutoCAD. Include three (3) professional references. Submit materials via email to: [email protected].

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