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Gates and Associates is an innovative landscape architecture firm that also specializes in urban design and land planning. We are proud and honored to be one of the top landscape architecture firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, and are always excited to push the boundaries of our designs. From modern landscape architecture, to rustic experiential design, we do it all. We believe that there are no barriers to good design.

Our office currently employs 30+ professionals, including landscape architects, planners, graphic designers, marketing and support staff. We have a broad range of projects including mixed use, urban design and planning, commercial work, residential communities, park master planning, design guideline creation, streetscape, and civic projects. Opportunities abound and growth is encouraged. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, 401-k with employer match and bonus program.

Our current openings are listed below. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit PDF’s of your resume and portfolio to marketing@dgates.com.

Current Job Openings

Gates is growing and looking to add a Job Captain to our Walnut Creek office!
We are actively looking for a landscape architect with 4-8 years of practical experience to join our visionary, collaborative & inclusive team at Gates + Associates. A Job Captain supports Senior Associates with a variety of different responsibilities including day-to-day project operations and management, business development and marketing, and mentorship of junior staff.  An ideal candidate works at an advanced level of a licensed professional employee in this field. They are able to demonstrate knowledge of standard tools and methodology in project documentation and management. They shall manage team members in support of or in the absence of a Senior Associate, and are accountable for meeting deadlines and expectations set by a Senior Associate. Job Captains will also support Senior Associates with client interactions & management, and may participate in project interviews, project presentations and networking events.
Supports Senior Associate in proposal and contract preparation
Backup interaction with clients for Team Projects in absence of Senior Associate
Primary contact for several team projects
Targets 80% billable with exceptions being specialized participation in approved organizations, contract writing, team meetings, office meetings, training and Office projects
Able to provide 3 strong references outside of Gates + Associates
Successfully participates in Interviews if requested by the Marketing Department
Trains Landscape Designers and Junior Landscape Designers in Gates standards and protocols
Advises Senior Associate on skills and deficiencies of Team and assists to find improvements
Begins to cultivate mentorship of team members
Participates in collaborative design of team projects
Demonstrates a minimum of 3 successful projects in design, marketability, graphic communication and buildability
Assists team project close outs
Assists team in field/ site visits
Assists in review of all team project costs, budgets and billings
Assists team in final inspections
Monitors reviews milestones and schedules of projects and team members
Monitors adherence of all team projects with Gates Project Life Cycle

Education Requirements: BLA or MLA from an accredited institution

Skill Requirements: 4 – 8+ years of practical experience with demonstrated success in related projects and project management. Job Captains shall engage in education for specialization and expertise. Professional registration in the Landscape Architect’s discipline is encouraged for this position.

Please send PDF’s of your resume & portfolio to marketing@dgates.com.

We are seeking a pro-active and creative Landscape Architect with 4 to 8+ years’ experience.  Candidates must have experience in project management and be comfortable working in a team format.  Good design and graphic sense (hand and computer), AutoCAD knowledge and computer proficiency are essential.  Individuals will have a chance to participate in project management, design brainstorming, client contact, report preparation, public presentation, and construction document production.
We offer a competitive salary, flexible office hours, a relaxed work environment and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, 401-k with employer match and bonus program.
A Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture or MLA from an accredited institution is preferred.
Gates & Associates is an equal opportunity employer.
Send letter of interest, resume, and work samples by mail, or e-mail to:
Casey Case // President, RLA
Email: casey@dgates.com

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