An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer – AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
Job Title: Landscape Designer
At TruGreen LandCare, we do so much more than care for commercial landscaping. With integrity and a culturally diverse workforce, we help create and maintain beautiful natural environments for our customers. Through our high level of integrity and respect, we also help provide our customers something you can’t put a price tag on – confidence. That’s how we’ve become the nation’s largest and most respected provider of commercial lawn and landscape services.
Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, we operate more than 60 branches throughout the country. Our highly trained professionals are committed to providing the highest quality service to each and every customer we do business with.
At TruGreen LandCare, we maintain a working culture that fosters the highest standards of integrity, respect and professionalism. We seek those whose character is exemplary and provide them with a unique combination of independence, support, encouragement and opportunities for ongoing development and growth.
Summary Plans and designs development of landscape areas for projects on client properties by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Collaborates with internal and external clients on the design and installation of comprehensive landscape design packages ranging from small upgrades to major installations.
Assists in the development of a landscaping sales enhancement and/or installation proposals by acting as a consulting resource to the field operating teams including meeting at job sites to do cost estimates, develop sales plans, and gather information to incorporate into the final customer proposal.
Confers with clients or Area Managers, client engineering personnel if needed, and Architects, if needed, on overall program.
Compiles and analyzes data on such site conditions as geographic location; soil, vegetation, and rock features; drainage; and location of structures for preparation of environmental impact report and development of landscaping plans.
Develops creative and attractive landscape plans catered toward customer expectations and goals.
Prepares site plans, working drawings, specifications, and sometimes cost estimates for land development, showing ground contours, vegetation, locations of structures, and other facilities, coordinating arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures.
Works closely with Area Managers to ensure design is in line with customer expectations and cost requirements.
Supports Area Manager's creation of landscape plans where Area Manager is the landscape designer.
Uses computer software to prepare before and after simulations.
Creates blue prints as required for complex projects.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Design software.
Other Skills and Abilities
Interpersonal skills Horticulture knowledge Creativity Strong computer literacy Strong customer focus Detail oriented
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.