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Lead Designer & Architect 

Egli Landscapes is seeking an experienced and reliable Lead Designer & Architect to assist with Business Development, Sales, and Product Supervision. There is nothing more rewarding than adding value to our clients’ properties to show them what service is all about.

We pay above standards, and there is also much room for growth! Profit-sharing is available for well-performing, dependable team members who reach agreed-upon goals.

Job Details :  $55,000 – $75,000 plus commissions, based on experience

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Landscape Design & Architecture
    • Supervise current projects under construction, especially jobs sold
    • Plan, direct, and evaluate team members under your supervision
      • Maintain accurate documentation of LMN and any personnel issues
    • Assist Operations Manager
    • Design landscapes using our design programs, Pro-Landscape or U-vision
    • Maximize the aesthetic characteristics of clients’ property by interrelating relevant landscape design elements
    • Work in the field when necessary 
    • Keep our clients’ properties looking fantastic
  • Business Development
    • Assist Operations Manager in all aspects of Sales and Production Supervision
    • Efficiently follow our Selling Process
    • Develop and present designs and proposals
    • Sell and promote ideas and concepts
    • Establish labor, equipment, material, and overhead costs aligned with target margin of profit
    • Implement our marketing agenda using monthly e-news, Facebook, and website
  • Teamwork & Community Presence
    • Embody our core values (Attitude, Accountability, Teamwork, Integrity, Commitment), policies and standards
    • Report directly to Owner
    • Collaborate with a motivated team of members, leaders, mangers, admin staff and clients
    • Communicate consistently and build strong relationships with the President, Operations Manager and the Landscape Management Network (LMN)
    • Maintain and grow client relations and networking database
    • Bring suggestions for improvement to every weekly meeting
  • Learning & Development
    • Cross-train with our team and prepare to take on additional leadership
  • Customer Satisfaction
    • Make great first impressions (over the phone and in-person) 
    • Communicate with clients regularly to ensure our service is exceeding their expectations

Minimum Requirements

  • 4-year degree in Horticulture or related field, emphasis in Landscape Design
  • 5+ years’ experience in Landscape Design, Horticulture or a related field
  • Working knowledge of standard horticultural practices (planting, pruning, corrective pruning, fertilization etc.), landscaping, and hardscaping
  • Ability to draw or use drafting techniques representing topography, vegetation layout, and other landscape amenities
  • Working knowledge of standard construction practices, basic electricity, piping and plumbing concepts
  • Ability to identify commonly used botanical names (shrubs, perennials, and/or trees) as well as common weeds and pests
  • Ability to recognize drainage deficiencies and problem soil
  • Ability to operate various power equipment (weed eaters, blowers, edgers, sod cutters, trucks, trailers, track loaders, and excavators, etc.)
  • Passion for Landscape Design & Architecture
  • Curiosity to explore new things, form new skills and meet new people
  • Excited to contribute positively to our community
  • Excellent abilities in: initiative, independence, negotiation, conflict-resolution, analysis, creativity, teamwork, and communication (oral and written)
  • Embraces life outdoors and hands-on, physical work 
  • Appreciates working in inclimate weather (hot, cold, rainy, and beautiful)
  • Insatiable energy to learn and be challenged
  • Proven track record helping others succeed
  • Valid Iowa Driver’s License (CDL preferred or willingness to obtain)
    • Insurable by our agent
  • Become certified with the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI)
  • Become a Certified Nursery Professional with the Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association (INLA)

About Egli Landscapes  

Egli Landscapes, founded in 2004 by Tim Egli, is the landscape company of choice in Southeast Iowa. We strive for excellence, grow individually while uniting as a team, and provide an exemplary level of service to our clients. We operate at maximum efficiency and have the strong foundation of local community and family values.

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Egli Landscapes is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. 


Landscape Design & Architecture

Job Functions 

Design & Architecture; Management; Business Development; Sales