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WSP Canada

Landscape Architect Kelowna, BC 2022-10-23

Kelowna, BC
Full Time
9 hours ago
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects .

At WSP :

•We value our people and our reputation
•We are locally dedicated with international scale
•We are future focused and challenge the status quo
•We foster collaboration in everything we do
•We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable


The Opportunity:
WSP is seeking a creative Intermediate Landscape Architect with strong project experience, and passion for landscape and urban design. If you are looking to advance your career growth, take on more responsibility and project management tasks with very competitive compensation then this is a great opportunity for you. With highly experienced senior staff and a broad network of support nationally you will be exposed to plenty of mentorship and training opportunities.

Did we mention the position is in Kelowna, where you are minutes away from trails, parks, wineries, beaches, golf courses and of course Lake Okanagan. Although a global company, we are a relationship driven business that focuses on a work life balance - a key factor in our hybrid work environment.

We serve the private, public, and institutional sectors on a wide range of projects across Canada with a focus on environmentally responsible, socially conscious high-quality design. You will be contributing to a wide range of projects, from small to large scales and will be involved from concept through contract administration. Our areas of focus include urban revitalization, master planning, urban and regional parks, public spaces and plazas, complete streets, multi-use trails, transit facilities, infrastructure, commercial, institutional, land development and ecologically based landscapes. You bring a curious mindset and thoughtful, collaborative approach to design.

Why WSP?

•We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
•Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
•Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
•A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
•A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.

#WeAre WSP

A day in the life:

•Working closely with junior and senior Landscape Architects and Urban Designers;
•Collaboration with multidisciplinary teams on a wide range of project types;
•Client liaison and relationship building;
•Effectively develop and communicate different design ideas and provide design and technical critique;
•Report writing, proposal and presentation preparation;
•Preparation of tender/construction drawings and documents; and
•Participate and contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning opportunities.

What you'll bring to WSP ...

•A Degree or Diploma in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or similar relevant education;
•5-7+ years of professional experience working in Landscape Architecture / Urban Design;
•Keen understanding of regulatory frameworks, project development, and implementation;
•Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
•Strong technical skills including proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office;
•Strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently and oversee junior team members on multiple project tasks;
•A collaborative mindset and desire to find creative solutions that are technically sound;
•A valid driver's license to conduct site reviews and attend client meetings.

The following qualifications are strongly desired:

•Membership in the BCSLA (stamp preferred), or reciprocity eligible;
•Project coordination / project management experience;
•Design Build / P3 project experience is an asset;
•Experience in preparing specification is an asset;
•Proficiency in MicroStation, Civil3D, SketchUp, Revit, Rhino and GIS are assets;
•ISA Certification is an asset; and
•Fluency in written and spoken French is an asset.

We request applicants submit a RESUME AND PORTFOLIO (PDF or website link) highlighting relevant work experience. Please limit PDF files to 10MB.

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY .

WSP Canada Inc.

Kelowna, BC

Intermediate (6 - 10 years)

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada/
Construction, Mining and Trades