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Alert: VIKA Maryland, LLC is Responding to the COVID-19 Situation

We remain open and active under the federal critical infrastructure interpretive guidance provided by State of Maryland’s Office of Legal Counsel. Construction support, civil engineering, permitting, entitlement planning, and urban design staff are all maintaining business hours to provide deliverables and meet deadlines.

As a business centered on creating community, we are being vigilant in maintaining a safe environment for our staff, colleagues, and clients. Our protocols include social distancing, teleworking, and handling most meetings virtually. While most staff are teleworking, our office is staffed for deliveries, calls, and coordination. Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding projects, schedules, and agency coordination that we can help with.

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Senior Landscape Architect

VIKA Maryland, LLC is seeking an experienced Landscape Architect (RLA preferred) to join our staff. The successful candidate will have a strong background in urban design and entitlement, as well as an ability to integrate landscape, civil, architectural, utility, and other aspects of site development into a coordinated site development design. We are assuming this will entail a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the production of a wide range of documents including: Concept Plans, Schematic Development Plans, Design Development Plans and Construction Documents in urban design, sustainable planning and design, hardscape design, planting design, layout, fine-grading and detailing. Experience creating Subdivision Plans, Entitlement Site Plans, Natural Resource inventories, and Forest Conservation Plans is also important.

Our office provides planning, design, and engineering services to developers and municipalities in Maryland, focusing on Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and we expect the successful candidate to have experience in those jurisdictions. We strive to integrate the expertise of our various professions and other consultants into a well-conceived design and expect a well-rounded understanding of how the built environment is constructed. Most of our work is infill, TOD, and urban redevelopment. While our foundation is in entitlement work, our design portfolio includes a focus on placemaking, smart growth, and sustainable design principles; a desire to create environments people take ownership of and pride in is essential. To help us continue this growth, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and must have a fundamental understanding of computer programs standard within the industry including AutoCAD, Photoshop, Sketch-up, Excel, and Illustrator. We also expect the qualified candidate to be skilled at designing and coordinating plan preparation and approval on tight deadlines with numerous team members and agencies.

In sum, we are looking specifically for a designer who can prepare design plans in collaboration with multiple team members, identify project challenges and produce solutions to maintain the project schedule while providing excellent quality of design. To encourage the right applicant, VIKA offers a challenging and rewarding work environment, with a competitive benefits package; compensation includes salary and bonus package based on experience and capabilities.

For consideration please submit your resume and cover letter via e-mail to mdemployment@vika.com with “Senior Landscape Architect” in the subject line.

We currently offer great benefits that include medical, dental, 401k plan, generous tuition reimbursement and a professional development program. Our recruitment program brings new leaders into the company, while our professional development commitment encourages them to grow with us. VIKA Maryland, LLC provides a team-oriented environment, where staff members benefit from a comprehensive learning environment and many opportunities for advancement. VIKA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, age, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.