Senior Landscape Project Architect/Designer

Scot Eckley, Inc.

Job Description

See your designs get built!

Scot Eckley, Inc. is an award-winning, talented Seattle residential Landscape Design-Build studio in Seattle specializing in outdoor living spaces and urban gardens. We are looking for an equally talented Senior Project Landscape Architect/Designer to lead our projects from design through construction. We are a high-energy group and working with us is very rewarding and exciting. We are deeply committed to great design and great relationships with our employees and clients. We help our employees grow and develop professionally and personally. We describe our culture as fast-paced, hard-working, caring and giving. We want our employees to have a great work/life balance and we provide the flexibility to achieve this. To succeed in this role, you must be a leader who cares for others, is action-oriented and is a self-starter. You must be precise, thorough and exhaustive in your work. You must possess the design and technical knowledge and skills to perform the job at a high level, no matter the simplicity or complexity.

If these qualities resonate, we would love to hear from you.


  • Client, Co-worker and Vendor Relationships
  • Client Development & Onboarding Administration
  • Schematic Design through Presentation
  • Site Analysis
  • Schematic Design and Management
  • Construction Budget and Contract
  • Design Development, Construction Drawing, Contract Documentation
  • Construction Administration and Project Management 

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture, or relevant experience or education
  • 8+ years of Design/ Build experience


  • Proven record of completing landscape Design/ Build Projects on budget
  • Excellent creative skills and ability to translate customer requirements into design
  • Commitment to providing the highest quality customer service
  • Ability to manage simultaneous Design/Build Projects from initial client contact through all phases of the project, including generating contracts, schematic design, managing initial budget, CD set, construction administration and completion of project
  • Be knowledgeable of and have experience with detailed concrete, masonry, stone and wood construction methodologies and implementation.
  • Be knowledgeable of drainage design, soil types, Puget Sound plants and horticultural best practices.
  • Be capable of working with design teams and consultants through all design stages from concept through construction
  • Highly proficient in AutoCAD
  • Highly proficient in Sketch-up
  • Proficient in Abode Creative Suite Products
  • Proficient in MS Office, Google docs and cloud based storage products
  • Have outstanding design graphic skills (hand drawing as well as computer graphics)
  • Be a team player with a positive “can-do” attitude, who is fun, friendly, and professional
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and have excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to self-direct/self-manage
  • Punctual
  • Maintain a professional appearance, that is in line with company culture
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus
  • Valid WA State driver’s license
  • Clean driving record
  • Current auto insurance with full coverage


Those who possess these qualities will be the most successful in this position:

  • People person
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Takes ownership
  • Good listener
  • Trustworthy
  • Resourceful
  • Thrives on energy of fast-paced projects and split-second decisions
  • Able to shift gears quickly and seamlessly
  • Collaborative
  • Highly competent and confident
  • Shows maturity
  • Comfortable being transparent
  • Humble
  • Focused
  • Demonstrates integrity

Terms of Employment


  • Highly competitive salary
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical and Dental
  • 401K
Scot Eckley Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Scot Eckley Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

How to Apply

PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION: Please send in a current resume, cover letter and portfolio of relevant completed project to [email protected]. Along with your submission, please answer the following question in your cover letter. 1. Please choose one of the Ideal Qualities listed above that you possess and give an example of how you have applied that quality in a previous position. In the event you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly. Thank you and we look forward to learning more about you!

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