Landscaping plays a key role in shaping our urban neighbourhoods and is a primary determinant of our city's environmental, financial and social sustainability.
The development industry supports this sustainability by contributing $13 million annually in landscaping infrastructure to the City of Edmonton, through the development process.
To mitigate long term maintenance liabilities, the Landscaping Technician II ensures developer contributed landscaping designs meet City standards and best practices.
The Landscaping Technician II is responsible for drawing review and recommending or not recommending approval of design drawings for developer contributed landscaping and open space improvements.
This position works within a multidisciplinary team of drawing reviewers. It is a highly independent role encompassing a variety of landscaping disciplines and projects of small to large scope.
Duties include :
Review and prepare responses to consultant’s landscaping designs and drawings in conformance with City of Edmonton Landscaping Design and Construction Standards, Subdivision requirements and City policies.
Recommending approval of drawings when City requirements, standards and other regulations have been met
Attend meetings to explain design comments made on For Approval drawings
Provide direction to consultants regarding design standard clauses or details that are unclear as part of the approval process
Provide feedback on design standards that require revisions due to challenges experienced during drawings review
Prepare correspondences and memos to send to consultants and developers
Respond to inquiries from consultants, developers and citizens by assessing city standards, policies and providing further investigations and response as required
Collaborate with internal stakeholders, council and senior management in implementation of city standards, policies, bylaws and supporting other internal agencies by providing input / technical support.
This may include; updating City standards and the Landscape Inspector Manual
Engage stakeholders within other sections and departments
Provide general support in Development Engineering and Drawing Review unit’s business operations
Construction Completion Certificate(CCC) / Final Acceptance Certificate(FAC), Audit Inspections and Quality Assurance Documentation Review for the purpose of CCC / FAC approval
Related duties as required
Completion of a 2-year Technical Diploma in Landscape Technology or a related field from a recognized Institute of Technology
5 years of related experience in the field of land development and landscape design
Demonstrated experience in landscape architecture practice, design and drafting
Detailed knowledge of appropriate plant material with the ability to select plants for specific applications
Knowledge of landscape and construction terminology, techniques and practices
Proven ability and experience interpreting landscape plans, drawings and specifications
Excellent communication, technical writing, organizational and negotiation skills
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build working relationships with development industry stakeholders (consultants, developers, contractors and other internal City of Edmonton staff)
Demonstrated computer skills include CAD, Microsoft Office, digital filing systems, Google Drive, Gmail, SAP and SLIM
Attention to detail with the ability to verify and assess documentation
Ability to be a team player in a multidisciplinary work environment
Ability to prioritise competing tasks and complete work on time
A valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s licence or operator’s licensing equivalent. Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver’s Permit is a requirement of this position
We are an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
Up to 1 permanent full-time position
Hours of Work : 33.75 hours per week
Salary : $38.705 - $48.357 (Hourly); $68,188.53 - $85,192.94 (Annually)
Recruitment Consultant : SH / VVClassification Title : Landscape Technician II