Landscape Architect

Company name
City of Vaughan
Job Location
Vaughan, ON


We have an exciting Full-time Non-Unionized opportunity in the Parks Infrastructure Planning & Development Department for an experienced and motivated individual

Landscape Architect

2 Positions

JOB # J0321-0909

Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a state-of-the-art hospital opening its doors in 2021 – the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, and a bustling subway, exciting projects are transforming the community. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, we are an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, we continuously employ workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.

Responsible for the planning, design, budget preparation, report writing, tender documents, contract inspections, and contract administration for park development, streetscaping, open space lands, and trail system; liaises with staff, developers, government agencies, sports user groups, and the community at large; coordinates, trains, and oversees the work of Landscape Technician(s); coordinates, trains, and oversees clerical staff; responsible for the management and administration of consultants, contractors, and agencies; reviews and provides commentary on secondary plans, development charges, subdivision agreements, parkland dedication calculations, environmental assessments and official plan amendments as it relates to parkland and open space designation.

Qualifications and experience:

  • University Degree (B.L.Arch.) in Landscape Architecture, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of four (4) years related experience in the field of Landscape Architecture, and urban design, or active transportation planning preferably in a municipal environment.
  • Full membership in the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (O.A.L.A.)
  • Knowledgeable in park design and implementation projects within greenfield and urban intensification areas as well as re-development of existing parks and open space amenities.
  • Demonstrated ability and understanding of the review and commendatory on secondary plans, development charges, parkland dedication, subdivision development process, guaranteed maintenance and assumption process, policy and design guidelines.
  • Strong Interpersonal, organizational, report writing, problem solving, and presentation skills, and the ability to work in a team environment are essential.
  • The ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public, staff, City Departments, Senior Management, community groups, developers, consultants / contractors, external agencies, and other levels of government.
  • Highly developed technical, analytical, design, graphic, and computer skills; working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office software; working knowledge of computer software and techniques that are applicable to design, analysis, coordination, and construction contract administration is essential.
  • Experience interpreting landscape, mechanical, electrical, and structural drawings and specifications; familiarity with the requirements for site grading and drainage plans; ability to prepare and administer construction contracts.
  • Extensive project management experience in landscape construction and on site experience including landscape construction techniques, methods, materials, and project scheduling.
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act.
  • A valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license, in good standing, with access to a reliable vehicle for corporate use.
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required, and in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please visit our website to apply online by Wednesday April 14, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be advised, the City of Vaughan uses email to communicate with applicants for open job competitions.

The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Contact Email

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