Job Captain

Website C2 Collaborative

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C2 Collaborative is an award-winning Landscape Architectural firm that thrives on pushing the envelope in landscape design, urban development, and land planning. With projects spanning the globe, we’re at the forefront of innovation.

C2 is looking for exceptional individuals to join our San Clemente office as a Job Captain. We’re seeking candidates who not only bring a passion for outstanding design but also possess a creative vision, impeccable organizational skills, and the ability to seamlessly collaborate on a diverse range of complex projects. Elevate your career with us at C2 Collaborative!

The Job Captain plays a vital role in the successful execution of projects working closely with the Project Manager, Associate, or Principal in charge. Your responsibilities will encompass various phases of project development, with a focus on coordinating project tasks, collaborating with consultants, and ensuring adherence to project requirements set by governing agencies. Your dedication to refining technical and management skills will be instrumental in driving project success.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Project Coordination: Collaborate with the Project Manager, Associate, or Principal to facilitate seamless project coordination across all stages, from initial design to construction completion.
  2. Consultant Collaboration: Work closely with external consultants to integrate their expertise effectively into the project design.
  3. Research and Compliance: Conduct thorough research on project requirements, zoning regulations, and other relevant codes to ensure compliance with city and governing agencies’ guidelines.
  4. Technical Proficiency: Demonstrate proficiency in technical skills, including AutoCAD and other relevant software, to create accurate and detailed project documentation.
  5. Mentorship and Training: Support the growth of junior team members by providing mentorship and training in various project tasks.
  6. Construction Document Preparation: Contribute to the preparation of comprehensive construction document packages, ensuring all necessary details are included.
  7. Client and Consultant Interaction: Act as a point of contact for clients and consultants, facilitating effective communication and resolving project-related queries.
  8. Quality Control: Ensure the quality and accuracy of project deliverables, adhering to the firm’s standards and best practices.
  9. Project Ownership: Take ownership of assigned projects, working under the guidance of the Project Manager or higher-ups to meet project milestones and deadlines.
  10. Construction Observation: Participate in construction observation activities, gaining valuable insights into project implementation and addressing on-site challenges.



  • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, graphic design, architecture, or a related field.
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign), AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, and Microsoft Office.
  • 2+ years of experience in producing conceptual/schematic design presentations and documentation sets.
  • Strong verbal and visual communication skills.
  • High capacity to learn new tools and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to be creative and technical with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Applicant needs to have initiative and be self-directed.
  • Experience in producing concept presentations and documentation sets​.



The annual salary for this position is $65,000 per year. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan that includes medical, dental, prescription, life insurance, long‐term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Account, and both a Traditional and Roth 401(k) account. We also provide a generous vacation plan, paid holidays, and half-day Fridays.


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Paul Haden has over 35 years of experience as a landscape architect and planner for a variety of public and private sector projects. During this period, Mr. Haden has planned and designed numerous institutional, residential and commercial projects in California, the nation and overseas. This work has included neighborhood, regional and local park planning; streetscape and trail design; commercial, residential and civic design guidelines; single and multi-family housing; shopping centers; office and industrial buildings; and recreation facilities. As founder and CCO of The Collaborative West, Inc., and the re-branded C2 Collaborative, Mr. Haden directs the schematic, preliminary and final design functions of the office. C2 Collaborative is focused on a team-oriented, service intensive approach to project design and management.

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