Apr 09, 2021

Landscape Architect (entry level) US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Dundee Job ID 2021-1885

  • RES
  • US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Dundee
Full-Time Architecture Defense Engineering Environment Other

Job Description


Landscape Architect (entry level)

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Dundee Job ID 2021-1885 # of Openings 1 Category Hydrology


RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 328 stream miles, 58,024 wetland acres, and rehabilitated, preserved, and/or managed over 15,000 acres of special-status species habitats. RES operations include planting over 17,400,000 restorative trees and reducing over 267 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability through the establishment of mitigation/conservation banks, permittee responsible turnkey mitigation, and corporate social responsibility projects.


Applied Ecological Services (AES) has recently joined RES. For more than 40 years, AES’ mission has been to create ecologically-driven land-use solutions that are practical, economical, and based on the best science and technology. RES shares a very similar mission – a commitment to restore our nation’s land and waters with innovation and ecological integrity, to preserve the environmental balance for future generations. It was this overlap of mission and shared goals that lead us to join together, putting us in the unique position to take ecosystem restoration and mitigation to the next level.

We are looking to grow our team with an entry level Landscape Architect to join our West Dundee, IL office.  The entry level Landscape Architect will be expected to participate in the design process from master planning to concept development and construction drawings.  An ideal candidate would be a highly motivated self-starter and quick learner.  The position requires collaboration among a multidisciplinary team that includes ecologists, engineers, landscape architects, planners and other personnel to develop ecological restoration, native planting, trail, recreation, and stream designs for projects throughout North America.


  • Graphic rendering production;
  • Public meeting participation and facilitation;
  • Report writing and graphic design;
  • Preparation of site plans, construction documents, specifications, and cost estimates;
  • Inspect construction work in progress to ensure compliance with landscape specifications;
  • Coordinate with other design professionals internally and externally;
  • Prepare proposals for new work;
  • Assist in marketing and business development efforts.


  • Proficiency in MS Windows, AudoCAD and the Adobe Creative Suite (required); Civil3D, SketchUp, and ArcGIS (preferred);
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer services skills;
  • Keen attention to detail.


  • Graduate from an accredited landscape architectural program
  • Successfully completed the LARE and/or licensed by a state licensing agency as a licensed landscape architect is a plus.
  • 0-5 years professional experience within their discipline preferred.



VEVRAA Federal Contractor

RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Landscaping, Architecture-Interior Design



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