Landscape Designer / Architect

Firm: WRA Inc.
2169-G East Francisco Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901

Payment: Paid
Category: Community Development
Contact: Recruiting Manager
Posted: Jul 6, 2017

WRA, Inc. is looking for energetic, career-minded landscape designers/architects with 1 to 5 years of experience to join us in our San Rafael office. We currently have one opening in our landscape architecture department and are looking for someone with experience in wetland and riparian habitat restoration and mitigation projects, public parks and trail systems, interpretive panels and signage, and green infrastructure projects. California native plant knowledge is preferred. The work is varied and may also include assisting in planning and designing residential and commercial developments that utilize low impact development and sustainable design methods. Experience in these areas is preferred, but not required.

Required Qualifications:
• Master of Landscape Architecture degree with undergraduate degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or other applicable disciplines
• Proficiency in AutoCAD and drafting
• Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
• Knowledge of ecology and native plant propagation and establishment
• Demonstrated skills in graphic design and layout
• Strong writing and communication abilities

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience with interpretive planning, interpretive programming, interpretive writing, and/or environmental education
• Experience with 3-D modeling and rendering (AutoDesk 3ds Max or SketchUp Pro)
• Demonstrated ability to create effective and evocative plans, sections, perspectives and birds-eye renderings, as well as drawings and illustrations, in a variety of hand and digital media
• Experience preparing and/or monitoring SWPPPs; QSD qualification

Depending on experience, work may include assisting senior staff or leading projects with the following:
• Prepare schematic plans for wetland, riparian, and other habitat restoration projects
• Plan and design residential and commercial developments utilizing sustainable, green infrastructure for stormwater management and habitat protection and restoration
• Prepare wetland water budgets using NRCS TR-55 methodologies
• Prepare grading, planting, and irrigation plans for wetland, riparian, and other habitat restoration projects
• Utilize AutoCAD to produce construction drawings and details
• Adapt and develop construction specifications for habitat restoration and public park projects
• Provide construction administration services, including field observation of grading and planting
• Develop schematic landscape plans for public parks and multi-use recreational trails
• Prepare illustrative concept drawings using AutoCAD, Adobe CS, freehand drawing, and color rendering
• Prepare graphics for interpretive panels and signage

WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in Emeryville, San Diego, Fort Bragg, and Denver. For over 30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA and landscape architecture. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and 401K with generous match. More information about WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at

Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your application (found on our website), cover letter, resume, portfolio, unofficial transcripts, and three references to and reference “Landscape Designer/Architect.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please, no calls.