Bio-Logical Capital is looking for an Ecological Designer who has great enthusiasm for shifting our culture’s perspectives and values on land use and food systems – whether those green spaces are part of an urban or a rural landscape. We believe that for agriculture to be sustainable it must be designed to build soil productivity and to produce a variety of nutrient-rich crops that produce strong revenues and sustain communities and we require that all of our projects reflect those beliefs. It is essential that the selected candidate for this position has an in-depth understanding of landscape design and construction and is knowledgeable of land management practices that sequester carbon, enliven landscapes, improve nutrition, and maximize the biological properties of soil.
The Ecological Designer will lead all landscape, agricultural and conservation related efforts for Bio-Logical Capital projects and will have “boots on the ground and hands in the soil” on all of our Agriculture related projects. The Ecological Designer will determine and execute all appropriate land related analysis and assessments to best understand (and assist the team in understanding) the ecological context of each potential project (outlining all challenges and opportunities). Using the work products of these assessments, the Ecological Designer will lead the design process to determine how the team (internal and external) will work to restore, conserve, plant, grow, and manage all work with that land.
The Ecological Designer will lead the following design related tasks:
Conduct land studies of all potential project sites, including:
Land use analysis
Soil and plant community analysis
Agricultural suitability analysis
Landform pattern/physiography analysis
Watershed and storm water analysis
Additional environmental investigation studies (as defined by specific project scope)
Lead landscape systems planning, such as:
Design of all project systems habitats
Design of agricultural systems (at various scales, including crop and livestock outlines)
Design of site project infrastructure
Outline of construction efforts (to inform sub consultants and contractors)
Recruit, hire and train a Bio-Logical Capital design team and provide ongoing leadership and mentoring for that team
Identify, interview and hire project consultants and contractors
Manage project design process from analysis and conceptual land planning through detailed design efforts and ultimate construction
In the context of primary responsibilities listed above, the Ecological Designer will also:
Provide support for the Chief of Staff on project development to ensure a steady pipeline of project opportunities
Lead professional development and continuing education for the entire Bio-Logical Capital team on topics including regenerative agriculture, sustainable design, and other land related issues
Prepare data and inputs to provide to Project Coordinators for their financial and pro forma modeling for any project design work
Represent Bio-Logical Capital at all applicable conferences and gatherings related to the company’s current and prospective work
Prepare project reports and project development communication for company officers, project investors, and project owners.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, available start date, and salary requirements to email@example.com
. Qualified candidates will be contacted directly – no phone calls please.
For more information on our company, please visit www.biologicalcapital.com.