Job Opportunity at Regenerative Design Studios in San Pedro California

January 30, 2015 in Job Opportunities by Patricia Jennex

RDS is hiring! Take a look at the job listing here:
Landscape Design Assistant Position
Regenerative Design Studios
San Pedro, CA

Expanding Landscape Design & Consulting Firm looking for one very bright and talented individual. Our business model and design style are founded deeply upon regenerative principles, on very large civic projects.

Part-time paid position, with the potential to become full-time. Requires knowledge and experience with regenerative landscape design: the utilization of ornamental California native plants, LID, SUSMP, rainwater catchment, greywater recycling, irrigation design/calculation, WUCOLs, AB-1881, as well as client coordination, project management including construction coordination, vendor relations, and partnering with affiliated industries including select architects, engineers and contractors.

Anticipated Activities:
• Preparation/Review of drawings: site analysis, conceptual, construction
• Preparation/Review of plant, materials and other site amenities and imagery documents
• Site Analysis, including site visits, surveying, photographing
• Submittal prep and presentation assistance to city, design team, clients, etc.
• Preparation of graphical presentation materials
• Assistance in selection and research of plants, construction material and site amenities
• Coordination with vendors & preparation of purchase orders

A successful candidate must possess the following:
• REQUIRED: BSLA, or MLA from an accredited landscape architecture program or UCLA Certificate of Landscape Architecture.
• MASTERY of AutoCAD & Adobe CS6+ Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator (Additional Adobe Suite, SketchUp or other 3D Programs a plus)
• Excellent hand drafting and rendering skills
• Proficiency in using MS Word, Excel & Outlook
• A charming, proactive, bright and POSITIVE personality, able to take direction well – we are 100% driven by honesty, integrity and positive client relations and you must be too!
• Must be hardworking, motivated and flexible to respond to the ebb & flow that is inherent in our industry.
• Able to assist in managing projects technically, financially and on schedule
• Able to track schedules and establish priorities while handling multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management and general administration
• Able to effectively & PROFESSIONALLY communicate both in written format and oral presentation
• Demonstrate good personal control and judgment under normal and stressful conditions
• Comfortable working in a quiet, or sometimes music-filled work environment
• Able to understand the needs of others and to offer viable cost effective solutions to diverse problems when appropriate
• Demonstrated understanding of design aesthetics and design process
• Excellent English and pleasant communicator with clients, architects, engineers, contractors, vendors and other contacts
• Must possess valid CA Driver’s License, maintain a satisfactory CA DMV record and be in possession of automobile insurance policy for your own vehicle

• MINIMUM 1-2 years experience in a professional office, (experience can predate receipt of degree).
• The desire to become a registered Landscape Architect.
• Excellent references.

Additional Duties:
Keep office in good order physically
Phone answering
Social media and internet profiles updating

Location: a beautiful, newly renovated, light & fresh air filled, vaulted-ceiling suite, on the second floor of an historic 1900’s art deco building in downtown San Pedro, CA
Capabilities: comfy workstation, with a monster-sized drafting table, with a view of the tree tops, lightning fast PC, fully loaded software, IT support, fully licensed, bonded, insured.

Please email the following:
1. Subject Line MUST be: Landscape Design Assistant Position-(Your Name)
2. A cover letter detailing why you are the right person for the position.
3. Resume
4. A list of professional references
5. Samples of your portfolio

No telephone calls please.