We’re Hiring!: Project Manager

Date: September 15, 2022

Job Title:                      Project Manager

Reports To:                  Principal

Prepared Date:            09-15-22

Location:                     Downtown Olathe, KS

Compensation:            Commensurate with Experience

Duration:                     Permanent/Full-Time


POSITION SUMMARY: A professional passionate about landscape architecture, the environment, and creating positive impacts on communities across the region.  Must possess drive and excellent communication skills.

WHO WE ARE:  Located in growing downtown Olathe, Landworks Studio is a woman-owned, landscape architecture + planning firm founded over 20 years ago. Our office currently has 6 full-time staff members who work in a very collaborative, studio environment. We work on projects ranging from city-wide master plans to parks to public safety campuses to splash pads. Over the years, we’ve designed a variety of places across the metro and beyond. Locally, you may have seen our work at Meadowbrook Park, KC Pet Project or the MLK Playground. While every endeavor is unique, our fundamental goals to elevate the users’ experience and provide opportunities for lasting memories, are always present.

WHO YOU ARE: A professional that is driven, multi-faceted, and a do-er of all fun things! You are someone that doesn't like bureaucracy and has earned having more influence on projects with leadership opportunities. Collaboration and creativity are considered some of your top strengths and you thrive in intimate environments that allow everyone's ideas to be heard. You want to have ownership over your career and are excited by growth.

OPPORTUNITIES: Come and have an immediate impact on multiple communities around the region, as clients look to plan, design and develop better places for their communities and constituents. Work on projects of all complexities and scales -- no two days are alike.  Enjoy the flexibility a small and nimble studio offers and the personalized support to continue to hone your craft and professional career while balancing life challenges.



  • Strong work ethic and desire to produce quality work within a team environment
  • Manage a project from the proposal through construction administration at a variety of scales and budgets
  • Possess the skills necessary to procure new clients or develop new client relationships
  • Participate in design charrettes to contribute to an overall design direction
  • Contribute design ideas and concepts using a variety of communication tools in a team environment
  • Develop progress sets and completed construction documents and specifications from conceptual hand-drawn sketches and scans
  • Accurately provide cost estimates for projects from the beginning stages of a project through bidding
  • Manage production tasks in an efficient and effective manner
  • Proficient with MS Office, AutoCad, SketchUp, Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign software
  • Be part of a team to achieve far greater things than one can alone



  • Degree in Landscape Architecture
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience


  • Must be proficient in English
  • Two or more languages is a plus
  • Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Strong skills in construction documentation, specification writing, and cost estimating
  • Must be able to manage current clients and develop relationships with potential clients
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • AutoCad (preferred not required)
  • SketchUp and Lumion (preferred not required)


  • PLA, Must possess a valid driver’s license


- Medical, Dental and Vision Participation

- Simple IRA plan

- Paid holidays and personal time off


If interested, please send your cover letter, resume and portfolio, if applicable to:

Carisa L. McMullen, Principal

[email protected]

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