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Lead Horticulturist

Job Number: 0004

Permanent   |  Vancouver, British Columbia   |  Posted on Dec 13, 2019 ← Back

Position Title

Lead Horticulturist


VDZ+A Consulting Inc. – Mount Pleasant

Suite 102 35 Kingsway Vancouver, BC


Landscape Architecture

Reports to:

Firm Principal: Mark van der Zalm

Firm Principal: David Jerke

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead our design team in reviewing and creating planting plan designs.
  • Update the plant database and keep staff up-to-date on the latest changes in plant species and selection.
  • Communicate regularly with local nurseries to determine supply and availability
  • Conduct inspections of planting installations.
  • Coordinate nursery reviews with contractors and provide written review for approval.
  • Review planting plans for suitability of material and species selection.

Position Requirements

  • Required - A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in landscape construction industry or nursery field.
  • Preferred – A technical or bachelor’s degree in horticulture or a related field.
  • Strong communication skills including both verbal and written communication
  • Confident sense of design and landscape aesthetic
  • Ability to lead staff on the latest trends and design in the horticulture industry
  • Comfortable in a team environment and ability to develop designs collaboratively

Technical Requirements

  • Required - Strong (advanced) working proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Preferred  – AutoCAD 2002 or later

Additional Information

VDZ+A Consulting Inc. offers competitive compensation, a benefits package, and retirement assistance.  Our company encourages our employees to participate in the design community, and sponsors employee activities (such as our employee basketball game on Thursdays), and Friday coffee break.  This position can be located at either the Vancouver or Fort Langley office.

 Please forward resumes to Kandis Miller at kandis@vdz.ca


Job summary


VDZ+A Consulting Inc.

Job Type



Vancouver, British Columbia

Start Date

Feb 03, 2020

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