Sustainable Landscape Project Manager

LandStudies Inc. is seeking a Sustainable Landscape Project Manager for our Field Operations division in Manheim, PA.

Summary
The Sustainable Landscape Project Manager is responsible for managing natural landscape, ecological restoration, green infrastructure and stormwater management projects. Project types include commercial, residential, public, private, and design/build. Position will manage projects independently, supervise support staff on project related tasks, have budgetary responsibility for assigned projects, provide principle project administration and communication between LSI and clients, sub-consultants, agencies, and the general contract.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Project Management – Responsible for the following administrative and project work, including but not limited to:

  • Contract management and administration.
  • Procurement, coordination, and scheduling of project resources (staff, equipment, materials, subcontractors).
  • Ensure projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the satisfaction of the client and contract.
  • Project budget and performance tracking.
  • Maintain positive client communication and relationships.
  • Facilitation of project meetings.
  • Problem solving and value engineering.
  • Provide inputs on budgets and estimates for proposals and bids.
  • File management and project close out.
  • Assist other Project Managers.

Field/Technical – Assist staff with field work and technical work as follows:

  • Attend pre-construction and pre-bid meetings.
  • Coordination and facilitation of field work.
  • Supervision and completion of field work such as landscaping, site work, and maintenance of plants and native ecosystems.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Skills Required for the Position

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Analyze the project scope, the client’s RFP, and firm’s proposal.
  • Determine project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements.
  • Ability to perform mathematical and interpretive functions necessary to read, interpret, and implement projects as intended by design documentations, drawings, plans, and specifications.
  • Ability to independently complete project management for full service environmental projects including sustainable landscaping, site work, restoration, maintenance and monitoring.
  • Organize the work on the project and set forth the procedures to be employed in accomplishing the project.
  • Knowledge of or ability to recognize and work within national construction/architectural codes and standards such as ASTM, ANSI, AIA, and UCC.
  • Familiarity with the natural sciences, and ability to identify and relate to native, wetland, upland, natural and ornamental landscapes.
  • Understanding of native ecosystems and how they function ecologically.
  • Practical problem solving dealing with a variety of variables including weather, timelines, client demands, and budget constraints.
  • Professionalism and good organizational and communication skills.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other computer software.

Qualifications

  • Five (5) to ten (10) years’ experience in construction project management, engineering, environmental science, landscaping, or similar field.
  • Experience should be in similar field and demonstrate competency in the duties required.

Physical Demands

  • Must endure and withstand full days of physical and manual labor and exposure to natural elements in all seasons.
  • Significant muscular effort may be required; must be able to lift and/or move 50 pounds.
  • Periods of significant physical exertion will not be continuous or long-standing.
  • Frequent required use of body to precisely operate hand tools, power equipment and machinery.
  • Employee must be able to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers which can cause muscle strain.
  • Will have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs and requests of others. Employee may find the environment to be busy and will need excellent organizational and time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks.
  • Employee must be able to manage extended use of the computer, which may cause eyestrain and occasional headaches.
  • Employee must be able to adapt to a busy work environment which may make it difficult to concentrate.
  • Employee must be able to manage stress that may be caused by the need to complete tasks within tight deadlines or manage a number of requests and situations at one time.

Travel
Travel, at times out of state, may be required for specific jobs. Overnight stays should not last longer than five (5) consecutive nights.

Compensation

  • Wages will be commensurate with experience and training
  • Over-time opportunities.
  • Paid travel expenses
  • Permanent Position benefits include:
    • Holiday pay; accrued time off, health, dental & vision insurance and 401K with
      company match

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our creative and dedicated team of professionals. If you meet the qualifications of the position, please submit your resume online, email your resume to andrew@landstudies.com, or apply in person at 315 North Street, Lititz PA 17543.

 

LandStudies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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