Principal Landscape Architect

RICK Engineering Company
San Diego, CA
Added: March 12, 2024
Award-winning, multi-disciplinary planning, design, and engineering firm with a

68-year history of enriching communities throughout San Diego and the western United States

is in search of an experienced Landscape Architect for a management level position.

With more than 400 employees, this multi-disciplinary engineering firm offers a full range of services from initial planning through concept development, final designs and plans, and implementation. We empower

the careers and personal growth goals of our team members through a collaborative work

environment, access to up-to-date technology tools, continued training and education, and a corporate culture that values the individual and embraces community philanthropy and environmental responsibility.

Join us and thrive!


Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture with fifteen plus (15+) years of relevant professional experience.

  • Demonstrated success in business development
  • Excellent working knowledge of landscape construction documents
  • Proficient experience with CAD, Photoshop, and Sketch-Up
  • Ability to demonstrate strong design and construction administration skills
  • Independent thought and decision-making capability
  • Possess management and supervisory skills
  • Working knowledge of accounting principals
  • Adept in establishing and maintaining strong and positive working relationships with clients and public agencies as well as in-house professional peers
  • Local experience strongly preferred

California registration is required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervision of staff (including daily assignments of work, review of work, quality control)
  • Ability to prepare cost estimates
  • Assist in graphic presentations
  • Understanding of design principles
  • Management of project schedules and budgets
  • Preparation of contracts, fee proposals, and scopes of work
  • Significant client and public-agency interactions
  • Manage large and complex projects

Business Development Responsibilities

  • Increase brand recognition and financial growth
  • Preparation of public proposals including project vision and approach
  • Maximize client contacts throughout the development industry
  • Attend conferences, meetings and industry events
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task
  • Develop goals for business growth and ensure they are met
  • Ability to be proactive and flourish with minimal guidance

What We Offer

  • Excellent salary and generous benefits, including opportunities for signing bonuses (depending on abilities and level of experience)
  • Additional compensation offered with bonus potential.
  • Excellent career opportunities in the San Diego region for motivated candidates
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Profit Sharing, 401K match, Life and Disability Insurance as well as Personal Leave
  • Higher Education Benefits
  • Company Events, Holiday Parties,
  • Team Building Activities

RICK Engineering Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

RICK employees are protected by laws designed to protect employees from discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit-based factor. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs. RICK employees are also protected against retaliation if they engage in a protected activity, whistleblowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law.