Landscape Project Manager – Ventura, CA 93003

Wildscape Restoration, Inc. is currently looking to hire a self-motivated, energetic professional who enjoys working to better the environment and likes to learn along the way. Wildscape is located in Ventura, California. We are a small, locally-owned, environmental consulting and contracting firm. Our work focuses on habitat restoration and biological consulting. Wildscape also has a newly formed landscaping division called Urban Greening. We are hiring for a Landscape Project Manager/ Superintendent to develop Urban Greening from the ground up.

The role of a Landscape Project Manager requires a wide variety of job duties. Duties can range from office work, including client coordination, project scheduling, working on new project proposals and budgets, to supervising the crew in the field. Job responsibilities for the Landscape Project Manager are further described below.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Pre-Installation/Service – review contracts, write up new job information, draw plans for landscaping and irrigation projects, coordinate utility locates, obtain and determine placement of plant material on job site, write subcontracts and change orders, secure performance and payment bonds when necessary.
  • Expertise with installation of Landscaping Plan – grading/contouring, drainage, irrigation, and planting/seeding
  • Installation/Service – attend on-site job meetings, monitor quality of plant material, and document activities in order to complete installation in a satisfactory manner.
  • Post Installation – arrange inspections, submit warranty reports, coordinate efforts to obtain landscape management and/or seasonal color agreements with customer, monitor payment and/or collection needs, perform landscape and irrigation walk-throughs, and perform periodic visual inspections of property to ensure appropriate customer maintenance occurs.
  • Perform a variety of landscaping and maintenance duties to assist the crews when needed, or as directed by the supervisor.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients, regulatory agencies, and consultants to achieve project goals.
  • Recommends and orders materials, supplies, and equipment in accordance with company purchase policy.
  • Working alongside and coordinate with Project Managers, Foreman, and staff/crew.
  • Understanding and demonstration of all landscape (softscape, hardscape, and irrigation) trade skills, knowledge, and equipment use.
  • Assists in coordinating work projects with other staff, contractors and other specialty divisions.
  • Prepares cost estimates and scopes of work for installation and maintenance contracts.
  • Manage project budgets, from creation to implementation to change orders.
  • Manages all project schedules, productivity and quality.
  • Understands the contractual obligations as outlined in the Scope of Work for each job site and directs the work of the crew accordingly.
  • Maintains project tasks at or under project budget.
  • Manage existing Wildscape projects (as appropriate) and manage new projects from proposal to completion.
  • Inspects work in progress and upon completion for compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Reviews service request and resolves client complaints, concerns and technical problems in a timely manner.
  • Checks and verifies crew timecards for correct work orders, project/site numbers, and task numbers, and hours worked each day for each job.
  • Completes a site inspection before the crew service day, noting all needed maintenance items and follow up to ensure all items are done in a timely manner. Reviews job site before leaving to ensure quality control.
  • Responds to all email and voice mail request within one day.
  • Reviews Daily Field Note and takes action on improvement items required.
  • Prepare project specific training materials and hold project tailgate meeting as it relates to project initiation and safety.
  • Collects crews’ material use reporting (chemical, fertilizer, irrigation) and water meter readings
  • Educating crew, biologists, and subcontractors for projects as needed.
  • Recommends solutions to operational and technical problems to the managing staff.
  • Analyze awarded bids for estimating accuracy
  • Compliance with Regulatory Permits and CEQA/NEPA Documents
  • Participates in various industry associations to increase knowledge of marketplace, sales opportunities, the competition, selling techniques and best practices.
  • Maintains current vendor files with contact information, manuals, pricing and product catalogues.
  • Continuously source for new products and/or vendors capable of advancing company goals. Ensures new products or vendors are qualified, tested and/or approved to be reliable before utilizing.
  • Responsible for enforcing safety procedures at the job site, and supervising employees’ safety on site.
  • Work with the Office Safety Manager as needed to implement new safety protocols, as needed.
  • Reports any injury or illness immediately to the supervisor and the Human Resources Department
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or in Construction Management (or equivalent experience).
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a clean driving record
  • 3-5 years of experience in project management and landscaping
  • Extensive knowledge of landscape construction and groundskeeping practices (softscape, hardscape, and irrigation), tools, and equipment
  • Extensive knowledge of southern California flora (both native and invasive) and habitats or drought-tolerant landscaping species
  • Knowledge of tree work including but not limited to tree maintenance and/or tree removal (tree trimming, felling, chipping, stump grinding, etc.)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Herbicide application methods – experience with backpack sprayers/spray rigs, mixing and loading, and/or general herbicide knowledge.
  • QAL/QAC highly desired. Must currently possess or will need to obtain QAL.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Experience with drought tolerant landscaping and/or habitat restoration.
  • Ability to work in an open office setting as well as to conduct field work in strenuous conditions including hot, cold, wet, windy weather and/or steep terrain.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks to completion and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment or independently as assigned.
  • Experience with CAD
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word – create tables, understand formatting/style techniques, and word-process correspondence/reports, macros a plus.
  • Proficiency in Excel – design spreadsheets and knowledge of basic formulas and formatting; charts and graphs a plus.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat – document production and forms (or similar PDF software).

Desired Attributes:

  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Strong focus on efficiency and development of new procedures to increase efficiency
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Great time management
  • Flexible availability
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability, patience and willingness to train crews

We offer flexible hours, but no telecommuting – must work in the office on consistent schedule. Work will be in the office on a regular basis and scheduled field days will be intermixed. If you have other experience or qualities you think would be useful to Wildscape, include it when you apply!

Benefits:
Monthly stipend for medical benefits and paid time off are provided. Roth IRA account available for retirement savings. Compensation for out of town work or personal vehicle mileage (if applicable).

Please submit your resume and cover letter with your desired salary range, current circumstances and long-term career goals.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
Wildscape has implemented social distancing measures in the office by spacing desks apart, requiring face masks while in the office, and disinfecting procedures for office spaces, vehicles, and equipment.

Experience:

  • management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • landscaping: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

License:

  • C-27 (Preferred)
  • QSP or QSD (Preferred)
  • QAL or QAC (Preferred)

Language:

Required travel:

Work Location:

Company’s website:

  • www.wildscaperestoration.com

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

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