Landscape Architect

Pesce & Associates
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: September 29, 2022

The Town of New Tecumseth is looking for a full-time Landscape Architect to join their rapidly growing team!

Why work with us?

Interested in a job with the Town of New Tecumseth? Our growing community, identified as one of the fastest growing municipalities by Statistics Canada, located about an hour north of Toronto, offers beautiful rural and urban landscapes and diverse opportunities to work in a technologically progressive, public environment.

The Town offers the following perquisites:

  • Annual salary of $75,266.05 - $94,091.87, plus full benefits and pension plan
  • flexibility to work from home up to two (2) days per week
  • employer paid health and dental benefit packages
  • competitive salaries
  • OMERS pension plan
  • flexible work arrangements
  • gym memberships at Town recreation centres
  • professional development opportunities

Reporting to the Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, the Landscape Architect assumes accountability and responsibility for the review and comments associated with development application submissions, the development of long-range park planning and masterplan documents, and the development of park design standards, and ensure compliance with all applicable codes and legislation relative to parkland development. The Landscape Architect also manages and/or provides oversight in the development of small to large scale capital projects related to parkland construction and trail development.


  • Responsible for development of Town’s Master Plan for Parks and growth planning for the foreseeable future.
  • Manage Park and Trail planning projects including studies, research projects, policy and guideline development and updates in accordance with applicable legislation and policies. 
  • Leads and manages all aspects of parkland and trail construction projects through the project lifecycle, which involves overseeing and administering the project planning, design, tender, construction, and warranty period to final release.
  • Ensures the Business Unit performs within the budget targets.  Ensures the effective care of all material, financial and human resources of the Business Unit.  Makes financial and procurement decisions in accordance with the Corporate Purchasing Policy.
  • Oversees, coordinates, and reviews the work of contractors retained to undertake construction services such as park construction including servicing, renewals and removals, and trail development.  
  • Attends evening meetings, such as public meetings, resident meetings, Committee of the Whole, and Council, as required.
  • Performs on-site inspections related to various capital projects.
  • Receives and addresses complaints and maintains a complaint tracking and follow-up system.  


  • Requires a Professional Degree in Landscape Architecture from an Accredited Program (BLA or MLA).
  • Requires a minimum of 5 years work experience in landscape architecture, development urban design, land use planning and parkland development in a municipal setting.
  • Full membership in the OALA and/or Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) Designation would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of landscape architecture, project management, park and trail programming and design, urban design, municipal zoning and development by-laws, land-use planning process, master planning, budgeting, and contract management.
  • Knowledge of Ontario Planning Act regulation and procedures and urban and regional planning principles. 
  • A valid driver’s license in good standing and a reliable mode of transportation for use on corporate business.
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, consultative, conflict resolution, negotiation, problem-solving and analytical skills. 

The successful candidate must have the ability to align with established goals and objectives and is able to create/follow plans and processes accordingly to deliver task and goal completion to a high standard. The Town of New Tecumseth values progressive ideas and actions; the successful candidate will have proven ability to embrace change, be resourceful and to seek new ideas and creativity to maximize effectiveness to provide high quality citizen-centered services to our community.

Hours: Permanent Full-Time, 35 hours/week
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and copies of the required credentials (degree, training, certifications, etc.,) by September 29, 2022.

We thank you for your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please note: The Town of New Tecumseth has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated. Any questions regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination can be sent to Human Resources.  
Information collected will be used solely for the purpose of candidate selection, in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act. 
The Town of New Tecumseth is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an interview, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

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