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CDM Smith Landscape Architect 4 in Boston, Massachusetts


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The Landscape Architecture group at CDM Smith is embedded within a diverse, multidisciplinary engineering firm. We engage on a weekly basis in a broad range of challenging and exciting site design projects with a scope of work encompassing recreational, institutional, and municipal site design. Weekly workload can vary widely, resulting in a fast-paced and exciting work environment that fosters rapid technical development and varied opportunities and pathways for career growth.

Upon joining the team, you will coordinate, prepare, and assemble site design construction drawings for public bidding, including technical specifications and presentation materials. The ideal candidate will have a strong grasp on the core design principals of site development, such as layout, grading, materials technology and permitting. Specific knowledge pertaining to public open space design, pedestrian oriented streetscape design, and stormwater/green infrastructure design is desirable. Daily workflow will include frequent interactions with Project Managers and internal professional staff to coordinate design production, assist in review of shop drawings/submittals, and attend construction and public/client meetings. CDM Smith places a strong emphasis on internal staff development. Opportunities for formalized mentor/mentee relationships are encouraged and supported.

Additional responsibilities include collaborating with sales staff to develop proposals in response to current and potential client RFP’s, meeting with current and potential future clients to review their current and future design needs, and assisting in sub-consultant management and cost estimate takeoffs. Attending conferences, symposia, etc. to improve the visibility of the firm's services is highly encouraged along with the development of technical papers and designs for publishing to technical journals

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Landscape Architect 4



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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture or related discipline. 5 years of related experience. Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Massachusetts - Boston

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

Solid knowledge in the use and application of computer-aided design (CADD). Good graphic and interpersonal communications skills.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

U.S. Vaccine Employment Mandate:

CDM Smith has taken proactive steps throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of our employees, clients, subcontractors, and visitors. As part of our continuing efforts to combat the pandemic and to comply with the U.S. President’s Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective December 3, 2021, as a condition of employment, all employees will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of such COVID-19 vaccination or alternatively have applied for and received approval for a religious or medical exemption.