The City of San José’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department (PRNS) is proud to be “Building Community Through Fun,” with a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Team that strives to deliver beautiful community spaces that delight residents of all ages and function by design. The CIP Team is seeking to fill one Senior Landscape Architect (Parks Design Manager) positions that will lead the Project Delivery Team, consisting of engineers and landscape architects charged with the delivery of projects to include new park design and rehabilitation of existing parks. The position will manage that team of professionals and have oversight of up to 160 projects in various stages of design and construction at any given time.
The ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge of a wide range of urban design such as parks, plazas, neighborhood parks, to help shape and develop the character of San José. The candidate should also have experience working with varied communities with distinct priorities and needs and able to build relationships with their co-workers, consultants, and client groups to include Park Maintenance Staff and Community Center Operations Staff. With an estimated $60M per year in funded new projects, the preferred candidate will oversee the Project Delivery Team’s role during master planning and design development, prioritize and distribute work load, implement public outreach strategy, manage design approaches, and provide quality assurance and quality control.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in landscape architecture, civil engineering, or related field of study; five (5) years of professional landscape architectural experience; and possession of valid certificate as a licensed Architect or Landscape Architect in the State of California.