Landscape Designer

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WGM Group is seeking a Landscape Designer to join our dynamic planning and design firm in either Missoula or Kalispell, MT. We are a comprehensive multi-disciplinary engineering firm including, planning & design, survey, environmental and natural resource management with office locations in Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula, and Hamilton. This role will work closely with senior landscape architecture and planning staff to deliver design in accordance with project goals for a range of project types such as parks and recreational facilities, residential and mixed-use developments, commercial centers, transportation corridors, waterfront developments, and nature areas.

Please provide portfolio examples(s) along with your resume.

Role & Responsibilities:

As an integral player in our firm, you will:

  • Prepare drawings, design layouts, graphics, and features for a variety of small landscape architecture projects or selected segments of larger projects.
  • Assist in preparation of submittal sets including schematic design, design development, and construction documentations, prepare site plans, develop construction details, and write specifications in coordination with senior staff while exhibiting increased ability to produce drawings independently.
  • Perform analyses of design and planning studies including conceptual plan studies, design development, presentation graphics, freehand sketches, and base map preparation.
  • Assist senior landscape architecture staff with field investigations to evaluate existing conditions.
  • Assist in the public involvement process including preparation of public outreach materials as well as attending public outreach events.
  • Select materials for supervisor review based on client desire, budget, and climate parameters, integrating sustainable design features and materials when feasible.
  • Under supervision, conduct on-site inspections to assure adherence to final plans and observe construction techniques.
  • Assist higher level personnel with tasks including but not limited to the preparation of written reports, meeting minutes, memoranda and correspondence.
  • May prepare scope of work for small projects and determine the required fees.


As a valued member of our team, at a minimum you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited LAAB program.
  • 1-5 years of Landscape Design experience.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of landscape architecture; drafting procedures and practices; planting and construction materials, construction detailing and appropriate usage in the design and implementation of landscape and planning projects.
  • Proficiency in both 2D and 3D software programs, which include AutoCAD, Land FX, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Sketchup, and Lumion.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to analyze problems in terms of design, physical, and social form.
  • Ability to create freehand sketches and/or color renderings for presentations.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and work collaboratively on a team.
  • Ability to multitask on a diverse range of projects and manage time according to task, budget, and PM needs to meet fast-paced project timelines.
  • Preferred: Ability to prepare scope for small projects.

Compensation & Benefits Package:

WGM Group promotes a healthy work-life balance, offering both flexible and hybrid work schedules. In addition, WGM provides hourly pay to all employees with all hours worked over 40/week being eligible for overtime compensation.

WGM offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, flex spending accounts, retirement savings plan (401K) with matching contributions, generous PTO, holiday pay, and a bonus and profit-sharing incentive.

WGM Group supports the professional development of employees by helping to offset professional licensing and offering Education Cost Assistance for training and continuing education programs.

About WGM Group:

For over 50 years, WGM Group has helped create healthy communities, improved the natural environment, and enhanced regional infrastructure by working with our trusted partners in both the government and private sectors. WGM Group is a great place to work thanks to the commitment to service demonstrated by the people we hire and the spirit of teamwork that is so much a part of the work environment.

WGM Group is committed to the communities in which we do business. We contribute a portion of our profits to making our communities a better place to live. The company is founded on the principles of hard work and professional competence, while striving to create a fun and enjoyable workplace.

WGM Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. WGM Group complies with all state and federal non-discrimination laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 as amended and the new Americans with Disabilities Act. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the U.S.

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