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Public Landscapes Project Manager - Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Under the supervision of the Associate Director, the Project Manager coordinates public landscape management projects for PHS. Delivers horticultural services through on site management of contractors, small scale design and technical assistance.
Oversees projects and contracts for landscape management efforts. Assures contracts are fulfilled within cost and timeframe budgets, quality standards and specifications.
Prepares site analysis, designs, cost estimates, drawings and specifications for landscape renovation projects.
Generates bid documents encompassing all aspects of installation and maintenance.
Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with partners, consultants, contractors and vendors to assure project goals are realized.
Meets or exceeds existing clients’ or partners’ expectations by soliciting and translating their needs into appropriate project results. Surpasses typical landscape management by creating prolific and dynamic installations.
Coordinates project administration and documentation by producing clear, accurate and informative meeting agendas and minutes: findings and reports, follow-up plans, and project evaluations.
Provides technical assistance, related to urban horticulture and landscape design, construction and organic maintenance, to advocate for responsible and successful techniques and approaches.
Oversees volunteer plantings and maintenance workdays at public landscapes project sites
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture or horticulture
Three to five years experience in a design/build landscape architectural firm, or similar experience in the private sector
Basic proficiency in site analysis, design and grading detailing
Advanced knowledge of landscape architectural practices and concepts
Experience with plant orders and specifications
Arboriculture experience or ISA certification
Ability to manage multiple projects while adhering to deadlines and budgets
Landscape design, construction and maintenance supervision skills
Graphic skills and ability to produce small scale design packages
Ability to communicate verbally and graphically to diverse populations
Good team player
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, AutoCAD
Proficient with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Hand rendering and drafting abilities
Valid Driver’s License
Passion for public horticulture
Client relations skills/correspondence experience
Solid decision-making ability
Independent and collaborative work style
Proactive problem solving skills
Attention to Detail
Ability to influence and negotiate
Ability to identify problems, articulate possible solutions and compromise
Excellent written and oral communications
Flexibility to accommodate seasonal work schedule based on demand
• Expanded hours as needed during the Flower Show.
• Occasional work days with longer hours.
• Occasional evenings and weekends.
• Must be able to endure extended periods of walking and/or standing.
• Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
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