Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $45,000 - $60,000
Organization's Mission: To connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment.
Position Summary: Red Butte Garden is seeking a Landscape Architect to coordinate the planning, design, and construction of Red Butte Garden (RBG) grounds and facilities, and to ensure that all projects comply with university standards, local and national building codes, and RBG departmental requirements.

An excellent benefits package is included (see for a full description of the benefits package):
14.2% retirement matching
Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA)
13 paid holidays per year plus vacation accruals each month
Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow for access to care through the University of Utah health system
Tuition benefits
Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available.
Primary Responsibilities: 1. Coordinates with RBG staff to identify, define, and prioritize projects, preparing written project descriptions, project programs and design templates, graphic conceptual ideas, and preliminary cost estimates.
2. Assists Project Manager and Red Butte Garden personnel as directed in developing and executing planning, design and construction project requirements.
3. Prepares visual simulations and graphic presentations of proposed improvements and construction.
4. Prepares draft and final graphic art documents for production of signs and plaques.
5. Provides research of construction methods, materials and cost estimating.
6. Performs material takeoffs, makes quote requests and prepares labor and material estimates.
7. Assists in organization and maintenance of project files.
8. Integrates data from multiple drawing/graphic formats (pdf, dwg, jpg) to create plans and maps of Garden infrastructure.
9. Develops construction plans and details for contractor estimates and implementation on small landscape projects throughout Red Butte Garden.
10. Assists in review of plans and specifications for construction projects.
11. Assists with construction observation and inspections.
Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or a related area, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Demonstrated strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills required. Current Utah licensure as an Architect preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Department-Specific Qualifications
Demonstrated proficiency and ability to create and modify documents with AutoCAD, LandFX, Sketchup, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Office. GIS experience preferred.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate competency in site design, space planning, project development, and construction management, and have a basic knowledge of building structure, HVAC, plumbing, electrical design, and building codes.

Preference will be given to individuals with a current licensure with the State of Utah as a Landscape Architect, plus 2-3 years of professional design and construction administration experience. Demonstrated ability to read blueprints and building diagrams.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: As a preeminent research and teaching university with national and global reach, the University of Utah provides a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional growth in educational, research, and clinical environments.
How to Apply:
Location: Salt Lake City


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Contact: Sam Gluck
Phone: 801-587-5836