Viox & Viox is a family-owned consulting firm specializing in civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, and planning. For 75 years, Viox & Viox has provided design services for commercial, residential, industrial, and municipal projects all around the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region. Our clients include public entities such as cities, counties, townships, and utility companies, as well as private developers such as home builders and large commercial/industrial development companies. Viox & Viox is seeking a talented and motivated landscape architect who is ready to dive into a variety of projects. This position promises that no two days will be alike! For a deeper understanding of our portfolio of projects, please take a look at our website: www.vioxinc.com.
Viox & Viox has a current team of approximately 30 staff members who travel between our two local offices; one in
Northern Kentucky and one right across the Ohio River in Milford, Ohio. Our team of professionals include engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, planners, CAD designers, and administrative staff.
As a staff landscape architect, you will be involved with detailed outdoor space design for residential, commercial, industrial, and public institutional projects. This can include, but not be limited to, the treatment of a site as art, the balance of hard and soft surfaces, the selection of construction and plant materials, infrastructure such as irrigation, and the preparation of detailed construction plans and documents.
As a part of the Landscape Architecture and Planning Department, you will be making an immediate impact by taking part in a menagerie of projects. You will work closely with the head of the department, as well as other mentors within the engineering and surveying departments who will guide and assist your progress. After an initial period of counsel and instruction, the expectation is that you will meet with clients and lead projects on your own or with a multi-disciplinary team. You will be part of a well-respected family of professionals who have successfully completed some of the most exciting projects in the region.
At Viox & Viox, we have worked hard to develop our own special culture. We believe that happiness is not necessarily measured by your career success. We stress a work-life balance that our team members appreciate and ultimately enhances their productivity. As a 75-year-old, third generation, family-owned firm, we know that families come first. We expect much from our staff, but we also understand that with hard work, should also come time to let off steam. We encourage impromptu lunch outings and we love to host monthly lunch parties. (We hope to continue
to do this after COVID is gone!). And, finally, we want all our staff to be involved in their community and with their profession. We encourage all team members join an organization outside of the office. Whether it is a professional or a community outreach group, we know that volunteering is an important part of the human experience and makes for a well-rounded individual. Here’s a round-up of our job benefits:
- Dress: We aren’t fussy. No need for high heels or suit and tie here (unless you will be presenting at a conference or speaking at a public hearing which our employees frequently do!)
- Flexibility: We keep official office hours, but you will find team members who come in early so they can leave early to pick up their kids from school or come in late and stay late so they can drop the kiddos off at school in the morning! As long as deadlines are met, we don’t worry about punching a timecard.
- Food: Here at Viox & Viox, we love to eat! We frequently bring in lunch and sometimes we add in some fun raffles and games. (Again, COVID – BOO)!
- Community Outreach: Get involved! We pay for your professional license fees and your professional organization fees. We send several team members to professional conferences each year. And, we encourage community volunteerism. Our team members are on food pantry boards, school PTA’s, church councils, and city/county government committees.
- Family Atmosphere: We treat each other like family because we ARE a family. We know each other well.
We come together in good times and bad. Our low staff turnover rate is evidence of the family culture that we have created.
- Room to Grow as a Professional: We are a small firm. You will never be stuck doing one type of project here. We expect everyone to pitch in on all types of projects. You will broaden your expertise and design experience and become comfortable talking to clients and running meetings.
- A Competitive Compensation & Benefits Package: Notice that we didn’t list this first? Obviously, your salary, insurance, and retirement plan are important to you. It’s important to us too and we take it very seriously. We do an annual review of our compensation packages and we feel like we are competitive within our industry and within the Greater Cincinnati region. But if you don’t fit our culture, then no amount of money will make this the job for you.
Not everyone is a fit for our firm. To be seriously considered for this role, please have the following regarding:
- Experience: Entry to Mid-Level
- Education: Bachelor’s degree from an Accredited Landscape Architecture program.
- Licensing: Possession of a Professional Landscape Architecture license (PLA) or prepared to be on the path to licensure.
- Skills: In this position, you must have the capability to work well on a multi-disciplinary team. You should possess good problem-solving skills. Drafting skills and experience with AutoCAD is required. Software
Experience with SketchUp or other similar 3D modeling software, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign is encouraged. Hand graphic skills are a plus. You should possess the ability, with some oversight and support, to manage a design project from conception through implementation. Regional plant species knowledge is preferred. You should have the ability and enthusiasm to present project material to clients, government officials, and planning commissions.
- Characteristics: You should be self-sufficient and self-motivated; however, it is essential that you can work well on a team. You will be mentored for a period of time, so you should be able to gracefully receive criticism and feedback about your work.
As you grow into your Landscape Architect position, some of your responsibilities may include:
- Preparing detailed landscaping plans, including specifications and bid documents.
- Design Development Graphic Communication.
- Project Management.
- Performing site visits and construction inspections.
- Attending client meetings.
- Practical problem solving.
- Continuing Education per Licensure Requirements.
- Creating colored renderings and exhibits for clients and public meetings.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $22.00 - $28.00 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Vision insurance
- Landscape Architecture: 1 year (Preferred)
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
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