Landscape Architect

Michael Baker International Santa Ana, CA
WHO WE ARE
Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.

ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING ENGINEERING PRACTICE
Michael Baker International seamlessly integrates all our service offerings – architecture, planning, landscape architecture, engineering and management – to solve client challenges from multiple vantage points, providing unsurpassed holistic, sustainable, and innovative solutions. From high-profile, high-image landmarks to low-cost, utilitarian solutions, our professionals know how to balance image and cost appropriately for each unique situation. At Michael Baker International, we believe that the beauty of a project resides both in performance and aesthetics – “success” to us is measured by functionality, value, and exceeding clients’ expectations to “Make a Difference.”

DESCRIPTION
Working in a team as a member of an Aesthetics and Landscape Design group for a large iconic highway project for San Bernardino County in Southern California. This is a Design Build project that requires ongoing inter- and intra- group communication within Michael Baker, with our joint venture partners, as well as our end clients and subconsultants. This role at times will require site visits and be client facing in addition to extensive office based team production work.

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Coordinate with other relevant disciplines such as Civil Engineers (Roadway, Traffic, Drainage, Utilities), Mechanical, Structural, Lighting and Electrical Engineers, Architects and design consultants
•Conduct landscape architectural studies, develop, design and present high-quality landscape concept drawings and design concepts
•Prepare related reports and cost estimates
•Compile and analyze data of site conditions regarding land use, site context, soil, vegetation, drainage, and location of structures for design preparation
•Prepare technical design document packages complete through to acceptance for construction, on time and within budget, while meeting client expectations for quality and maintainability
•Coordinate work with engineering and construction units at project site
•Perform ongoing quality assurance throughout the development of the drawings

QUALIFICATIONS
•Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture is required (Licensed Landscape Architect strongly preferred)
•5 or more years of experience with large landscape design projects with a civil component is required
•Department of Transportation projects experience is strongly preferred
•Proficiency in CAD (MicroStation and AutoCAD) and other software packages typically associated with landscape architectural design is required
•Ability to work with other technical interdisciplinary teams and clearly communicate ideas and corrections is required
•Ability to take directions well and implement changes as necessary is required

 

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