We currently have a full-time opportunity for a qualified Landscape Architect and/or Experienced Garden Designer to join our growing Design Team.  We offer flexible working hours, a competitive salary and did we mention five (yes 5!) weeks of Annual Leave?

 

ABOUT YOU

You will be a creative, skilled and people-oriented individual with at least 4 years’ professional experience.  You will have experience in all aspects of residential garden design including spatial design, planting design and documentation.  It goes without saying that you will be a self-starter and a quick learner, but you must also possess:

  • A proven track record in landscape architecture/garden design with a creative and analytical eye.
  • The ability to assist in leading a small team and inspiring others.
  • A clear understanding of the garden design and landscape industry in NZ, (or internationally for the right candidate).
  • Exceptional communication, collaboration and time management skills.
  • A solution-focussed mindset.

It would be great if you also had:

  • Strong technical skills with a flair for visual presentation using a variety of software programs. Experience with CAD software, Adobe suite and Microsoft Office is essential.
  • Experience with Vectorworks is preferred, however not absolutely necessary for the right candidate.
  • An in-depth knowledge of local authority processes, codes and regulations.
  • Experience in pool and structural design and consenting would be an advantage.
  • A background in Engineering or Architectural Design.
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) or relevant experience in Residential Landscape Architecture – some commercial design experience would be a plus. For the right candidate we would look at people in the architectural or engineering fields looking for a change of scenery.
  • Good plant or horticultural knowledge is a bonus, but not essential.
  • Hand drawing skills would be advantageous.
  • Design experience in an international setting would be advantageous.
  • Ability to speak multiple languages is also favourable.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

Alongside the Design Manager, you will be leading and developing a small team of Designers with the overall aim of creating an all-in-one design offering; completed to the high standard expected from our discerning clients.

While you will carry out your own design work as part of a supportive team, we are looking for someone to aid the growth and development of our Design Division.  A bit about the role, you will:

  • Be the Lead Landscape Architect in our small Design Team and ensure the delivery of quality, innovative garden designs.
  • Work collaboratively with our small team of Designers, along with well-known external designers in Auckland.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with other divisions.
  • Be happy to do a little bit of admin.

You will still have leadership of your own projects, with the ability to independently:

  • Carry out basic site surveys and assessments.
  • Prepare plans, construction drawings and specifications.
  • Liaise confidently with clients, Second Nature employees and other industry professionals, for the duration of a project.
  • Prepare and submit applications such as Resource and Building Consents.

Applicants for this position must be a NZ citizen, resident or hold a valid NZ work visa.

If this sounds like you, send us your portfolio in either PDF format or a digital link (maximum file size of 10MB), cover letter, and apply for this position now!

Want to learn more about Second Nature and see some of our inspired creations?  Visit our our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Second-Nature-Gardens-Limited-340182066189299/

We are seeking a Team Leader or an Experienced Gardener to join our highly-skilled and dedicated professional Garden Care team.  This role would suit someone who is already a Team Leader, or alternatively a capable Gardener with interest/experience in people leadership, ready to take the next step in their Horticulture career.  We are looking for a Team Leader who will run a small team of 1-2 gardeners.  This is a full-time, permanent position, where no two days will be the same.  You will be responsible for looking after a portfolio of some of Auckland’s best gardens.For the right individual, with proven experience in all aspects of landscape garden maintenance, we can offer you a promising career path, rewarding work, a fun team environment, an excellent hourly rate and did we mention five (yes 5!) weeks of Annual Leave?In return, we ask that you are:

  • Passionate about gardens and working outdoors;
  • Skilled and experienced in all aspects of landscape garden maintenance with experience in a similar role;
  • Fit and able to cope with physically demanding tasks, such as hedge trimming;
  • Committed to excellence, with an eye for detail and an affinity for garden design;
  • Ready and able to take the next step into a leadership role as a Team Leader;
  • Able to lead, train and inspire others;
  • An effective team player;
  • Organised and an effective communicator;
  • Holding a full, clean driver’s licence.

It’s not a deal-breaker for us, but irrigation experience would be a strong advantage.Applicants for this position must be a NZ citizen, resident or hold a valid NZ work visa.If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.  We are looking for the successful applicants to start as soon as possible and will be reviewing applications as they come in, so don’t delay.

We are seeking an experienced gardener to join our highly-skilled and dedicated professional Garden Care team. This is a permanent position where no two days will be the same. You will be responsible for looking after a portfolio of our beautiful gardens.

We are open to suitable candidates working part-time (minimum of 3 days per week), full-time, or maybe part-time moving into full-time! We are willing to be flexible for people with star qualities wanting to join our Garden Care team.

For the right individual, with proven experience in all aspects of landscape garden maintenance, we can offer you a promising career path, rewarding work, a fun team environment, an excellent hourly rate and did we mention five (yes 5!) weeks of Annual Leave?

In return, we ask that you are:

  • Passionate about gardens and working outdoors;
  • A skilled amenity horticulturalist, with relevant experience;
  • Fit and able to cope with physically demanding tasks, such as hedge trimming;
  • Committed to excellence, with an eye for detail and an affinity for garden design;
  • An effective team player;
  • Organised and an effective communicator;
  • Holding a clean driver’s licence (restricted or full is fine by us!).

It’s not a deal-breaker for us, but irrigation experience would be a strong advantage.

Applicants for this position must be a NZ citizen, resident or hold a valid NZ work visa.

If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for the successful applicants to start as soon as possible and will be reviewing applications as they come in, so don’t delay.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Landscaper to join our experienced and talented Construction Division.  Our landscape construction team undertake a wide range of outdoor construction projects that include pergolas; decks; retaining walls; tiled patios and pool surrounds; concrete driveways; outdoor fireplaces and water features.  Roles in this division do not come up often, so we are excited to bring this entry-level vacancy to the market.  

This is a full-time, permanent position, where no two days will be the same.  The work of a Junior Landscaper is physically demanding and not for the faint-hearted, but enjoying being outdoors year-round is what ‘working with nature’ is all about.

The successful candidate will:

  • Thrive in a physically demanding, outdoor environment;
  • Be a team-player, hard-working, honest, and reliable;
  • Be result-oriented and able to solve problems, all in a day’s work;
  • Have an eye for detail and be committed to quality outcomes;
  • Be an effective communicator.

While it is not a deal-breaker for us, it would be great if you also:

  • Have a current, full, clean NZ Driver’s Licence (and can drive a manual vehicle);
  • Are interested in beginning your Apprenticeship and being mentored by our more experienced Construction team members.

We typically work Monday-Friday from 7.30am – 4pm, with a bit of flexibility based on the client’s site availability.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

If this all sounds like a bit of you, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for the successful applicant to start ASAP, therefore we will be reviewing applications as they come in, so don’t delay.

Second Nature brings together a team of landscape experts who are dedicated to creating beautiful, sustainable and functional outdoor spaces. We take huge pride in creating quality gardens of a diverse style and scale. We strive to be a leader in our field and the landscape company of choice for discerning clients, designers and employees.

Second Nature is built on the passion, dedication and expertise of our extraordinary team. The cumulative experience and knowledge across the craft of landscape gardening is extensive. The ‘landscape’ and people are central to our vision.

We seek individuals who share our passion for excellence, good design and the environment to join our dynamic team.

We offer the opportunity to work alongside some of the best practitioners in the industry, to undertake work that is meaningful and creative, and to be part of an organisation that is committed to the well-being of its team.

If you are interested in joining our team apply for one of our listed vacancies or forward your expression of interest to careers@secondnature.co.nz

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