Landscape Architect

Company name
The City of Calgary
Job Location
Calgary, Alberta

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.

As a Landscape Architect, you will work as part of a team on the implementation and expenditure of the Calgary Parks capital budget program. Working in collaboration with consulting teams, stakeholder groups and the public, you will be the approving authority for the design and construction implementation of public open space. You will be responsible for project development, budgeting, financial management, and ultimate project management of the park delivery. You will directly influence the design and function of open space in neighbourhoods, community and regional parks, streetscapes and the preservation and enhancement of environmental reserves. Primary duties include:

  • Develop and manage all stages of the design process for successful construction and restoration; identify key stakeholders and project risks.

  • Ensure compliance with local, provincial and federal regulations and adherence to the legislative, technical and professional standards upheld by the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects (AALA).

  • Compose and evaluate Request for Proposals (RFP) for consultant and construction procurement services; review, evaluate and recommend award of technical proposal submissions on behalf of The City.

  • Direct capital construction processes including project delivery based on The City’s Corporate Project Management Framework.

  • Manage consulting teams, project stakeholders and the process to deliver timely park developments for complex and politically sensitive sites on larger projects.

  • Participate in site analysis, the development of concept plans, construction detail drawings and the assembly of construction procurement packages as well as follow through with construction administration on smaller projects.

  • Prepare and deliver expert and knowledgeable presentations and communications.

  • Ensure environmental compliance with all legislative and technical requirements through permitting and approvals process.

  • Draft reports for project approvals and reports to Council.

  • Respond to inquiries and engagements with the public and senior City officials.

  • Evaluate and approve costs estimates for all aspects of consulting and construction project budgeting.

  • Represent Calgary Parks on corporate committees, citizen advisory boards, and special interest groups.


  • A degree in Landscape Architecture and at least 1 year of experience in the field of Landscape Architecture and eligibility for membership with the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects (AALA).

  • Knowledge of procurement processes and Calgary Parks’ standard specifications is considered to be an asset.

  • Good practice and a working knowledge of project management is considered to be an asset, as well as the ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and effectively.

  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to participate in technical discussions with Engineers, Architects, City Planners and Councillors, as well as the general public.

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Union: CUPE Local 38

Business Unit: Calgary Parks

Position Type:  Temporary (up to 18 months)

Location: 201 8 Avenue SE

Compensation: Pay Grade 12 $42.06 - 56.23 per hour

Days of Work: This position works a 5 day

work week with 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.

Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week from

November 1 to May 2 and non-standard work week from May 3 to October 31.

Audience: Internal/External

Apply By: July 28, 2021

Amendment: Apply By date

Job ID #: 304254

We value diversity of expertise, talent and opinion which creates an innovative and collaborative environment. 

We are committed to a respectful and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all qualified individuals. 

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