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Trilon Group
Oakland, CA
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description
About Alta

Alta Planning + Design is an active transportation company dedicated to creating active, healthy communities through planning, landscape architecture, engineering, and education/encouragement programs. Alta was founded in 1996 when cities and communities were calling for safer streets for people walking and bicycling as the non-motorized transportation movement developed into a profession in the United States. We pioneered the field of active transportation, evolving our planning and design work into a visionary global practice that empowers people to live active, healthy lives and getting them to where they need to go.

Our core values and work bring about positive change by creating places that are geared toward moving people rather than cars, connecting community members to daily needs and human experience, and empowering every person to live an active healthy life. As a global leader in mobility innovation for over 24 years with 175 people on staff, we are dedicated to connecting people to places by working across disciplines and scale to address social justice, safety, and environmental resilience.

Summary + Overview
Alta is seeking a Landscape Designer to join our team and help us improve the public realm across a wide range of communities. The ideal candidate is passionate about active transportation and community-grounded design for the public good. In this position, you will work in a variety of contexts, at a range of scales, and through multiple mediums to improve how people walk, bike, and thrive.

Your work will be based primarily in California, but you’ll have opportunities to work nationwide. Collaborating with our team of engineers, planners, graphic designers, data analysts, and outreach specialists, you will see your work get built and become real. Current and recent project work includes cycle tracks in the Bay Area and Southern California, major regional trails throughout the state, back-country trail planning across six counties, waterfront urban design, and other projects that foster active, sustainable, and engaging communities.

Position Priorities
An understanding of the field of non-motorized transportation, the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries to support the delivery of solutions which meet client expectations is required in order to successfully meet the requirements of this position.

The essential priorities of this exempt, salaried position are to:
  • Contribute to the production of high-quality reports and analyses.
  • Contribute to public outreach efforts and other project deliverables.
  • Assist Project Managers in the development of project deliverables.

Responsibilities + Tasks
Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Contributes to the production of high-quality design and plans.
  • Contributes to public outreach efforts and other project deliverables.
  • Assists Project Managers in the development of project deliverables.
  • Contributes to the development of cost estimates and design details for construction documents under the supervision of licensed landscape architects.
  • Contributes to the creation of landscape and urban design recommendations.
  • Supports project objectives such as trail routing and alignment, trailhead design, or design details and enlargements
  • Assists in the creation of photo renderings, concept sketches, and other graphic design for projects.

Requirements & Preferred Skills + Certifications
This position requires a combination of skills, experience and education including, but not limited to
  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture or a related field.
  • One (1) or more years of experience in a consulting environment or public entity.
  • General understanding of, and interest in, the field of active, non-motorized transportation.
  • General understanding of the design process.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work independently with supervision.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple simultaneous projects, if necessary.
  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • General understanding of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint or similar products.
Preferred Skills + Certifications

There are a number of additional skills, experience, and education that would be beneficial to this position including, but not limited to:
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Photoshop, ArcGIS, SketchUp, GoogleEarth GIS, or similar products.

What We Offer
Alta offers comprehensive benefits to all full-time employees.
  • Medical: PPO or HSA medical plans, Alta pays 75% of the cost.
  • Dental/Vision: PPO, Alta pays 90% of the cost.
  • Life Insurance: Alta pays 100% of the premium for life and AD&D, equal to your base compensation.
  • 401k: Alta provides a safe harbor match up to 4%.
  • PTO: 21 days accrued annually to start.
  • Holidays: 11 total company paid holidays
  • Additional benefits: Wellness reimbursement up to $800 annually, Alta Gets Around reimbursement of $900 annually, 5-year travel award, and professional development opportunities.


Trilon Group

Oakland, CA



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