Designer – Level 1

Title of Job / Position
Designer – Level 1

Description of Job / Position
Position Priorities
A general understanding of the field of active transportation and placemaking, the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries to support the delivery of solutions which meet client expectations is required in order to successfully meet the requirements of this position.

The essential priorities of this exempt, salaried position are to:
-Contribute to the production of high-quality designs, graphics reports and analyses.
-Participate in public outreach, meetings, charrettes, and field work.
-Assist Project Managers in the development of project deliverables.

Responsibilities + Tasks
Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
-Contributing to or sometimes leading the development of cost estimates and design details for construction documents.
-Creating plant palettes and landscape design recommendations.
-Supporting project objectives such as aligning trails and other design elements to meet appropriate ADA requirements.
-Assisting in or sometimes leading the creation of photo-renderings, concept sketches, and construction drawings as required for project deliverables.
-Contributing to designs that include complete street principles, trails and greenways, urban design.
-Participating in regional design charrettes within the southeast.

To apply, please upload a resume and a cover letter in pdf format telling us why you’re interested in Alta and why you’d be a good fit. Due to the high volume of applicants we will not be able to respond to email or phone inquiries.

Alta Planning + Design is a proud and committed Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability for which reasonable accommodation is available, and any other status protected by law.

Job Requirements
This position requires a combination of skills, experience and education including, but not limited to:
-Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture preferred, or Master’s degree from accredited university.
-Three (3) or more years of experience in a consulting environment or public entity.
Working knowledge, and understanding of, and interest in the field of active transportation and community design.
-Working knowledge, and understanding of, the design process.
-Exhibits initiative and the ability to work with little supervision.
-Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple simultaneous projects, if necessary.
-Ability and willingness to travel.
-Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
-Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
-General understanding of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint or similar products.

Preferred Skills + Certifications
There are a number of additional skills, experience and education that would be beneficial to this position including, but not limited to:
-Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD or Civil 3D, ArcGIS, SketchUp or similar products.

Salary & Benefits
Full-time, exempt salaried position.

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