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Open Envelope Studio, LLC is a landscape design/build firm with a family-friendly and comfortable work culture.  Our design/admin office is based in East Austin and we have residential projects based around all around Austin, Texas.  We also have a fabrication shop close to Highland ACC that supports the on-site projects.  We are a family owned and operated local business and have been around since December of 2011; co-founded by Angelica and Matt Norton.  

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer pay rates commensurate with experience.

Details for all open positions:

  • 100% healthcare coverage paid for by OES covered through BlueCross BlueShield of TX*

  • Dental and vision insurance group rates**

  • Retirement benefit matching program (Simple IRA)**

  • Bonus incentives on eligible build projects

  • Monday through Friday work hours (weekends or over 40 hrs not required)

  • Weekly pay cycle

  • Access to our fabrication shop for personal projects**

  • Seasonal OES work parties to show our appreciation for our amazing team

  • Flexibility for time off and vacations with sufficient notice

  • We provide most tools for the build team

  • Annual reviews for raises

*After 60 days (beginning the first of the month following two full calendar months) for full-time for employees

**After 90 days for both part-time and full-time employees

Landscape Architecture Sketchup Modeler/Drafter

Description: This full-time position will render existing conditions of a residential project in a 3D model, assist senior designers in their design workload, produce construction document and permit sets from Sketchup models for our build team, among other tasks.  There is a lot of room for growth from this mid-level position and we're looking to hire for a long-term role.  (Seeking 3-5 years experience at a firm)

Qualifications:

  • MLA, BLA, BSLA, M.Arch, or B.Arch

  • Proficiency with Sketchup and familiarity with its sister program, Layout

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel for budgeting

  • Graphic design skills for rendering 3D models, base maps, and drawing sets

  • Proficiency in producing Construction Document sets

  • Knowledge of construction detailing

  • Eagerness to learn multi-disciplinary skills

  • Strong work ethic, reliable, and able to self-manage responsibilities

  • Work effectively with the design team and prioritize time to meet deadlines

  • Detail-oriented and able to self-edit work for a high level of accuracy

  • Knowledge of Central-Texas plants a plus

Submission Requirements: Send resume and portfolio link or PDF to Angelica Norton with title of position in subject line.

Landscape Construction Project Manager

Description: This is a full-time position for an experienced landscape construction Project Manager.  The position requires a high attention to detail. Must be able to communicate in English but Spanish is a plus. Pay depending on experience, plus benefits. We generally work Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm and pay weekly. The majority of our work is within central Austin with some extending West-ward. We pride ourselves as a drama-free workplace so please only apply if you have a great attitude. (Seeking 3-5 years experience in landscape construction as a Project Manager.)

 

Qualifications:

  • Presents a professional attitude and appearance

  • Familiarity with the City of Austin permit process 

  • Ability to read construction documents (blueprints)

  • Strong knowledge of fabrication and installation re: carpentry, welding, plants, drainage, and other relevant landscape materials

 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and completes projects on time, within budget, and within scope

  • Works closely with clients keeping them informed of project progress, supply chain availability, and budget adherence  

  • Oversees all aspects of individual projects

  • Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors progress

  • Complies with safety and building codes as well as legal requirements

  • Schedules permit inspections

  • Solves for any delays, emergencies, and problems that can arise

  • Participates in weekly OES Design and Build Management meetings

  • Provides a detailed weekly update/reports of current jobs

  • Explains and provides support to Crew Members regarding Build blueprints, plans, and documentation

  • Has intimate knowledge of material schedule from drawing sets

  • Maintains accurate job code clock-ins on Tsheets

  • Collects expense receipts and turns them in weekly to Design office

  • Prepares budget and cost estimates for OES designs, along with work timetables

  • Creates and manages detailed job change order (additions) request forms

  • Collaborates with Build Operations Manager, OES Designers, Engineers, Architects, and OES Crew Members

  • Obtains quotes from a list of company-approved subcontractors, schedules their work, and delegates their responsibilities

  • Supervises and provides quality control for OES Crew Lead, Crew Members, and subcontractors

  • Allocates resources and schedule material deliveries

Submission Requirements: Send information about your work history and why you think you'd be a good fit to Shawn Latta with title of position in subject line.  Submissions without qualifications or work history will not be considered.

 

Landscape Construction Crew Lead

Description: This is a full-time position for an experienced landscape construction Crew Lead.  The position requires a high attention to detail. Must be able to communicate in English but Spanish is a plus. Pay depending on experience, plus benefits. We generally work Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm and pay weekly. We provide the basic tools required to complete job. The majority of our work is within central Austin with some extending West-ward. We are a family owned and operated local business. We pride ourselves as a drama-free workplace so please only apply if you have a great attitude.

Must have experience in the following:

  • Present a professional attitude and appearance

  • Ability to lead a team from start to completion of a job

  • Construction layout

  • Wood/metal fabrication skills

  • Cutting steel with a specialized metal cutting circular saw

  • Cutting steel with a chop saw

  • Wire feed flux core welding

  • Deck building

  • Finish carpentry

  • Porch screening

  • Previous experience with steel retaining walls is a huge plus

  • Reading and following construction drawings

  • Digging post holes

  • Setting posts in concrete

  • Excavating with hand tools

  • Grading

  • Plant install

  • Gravel install

  • Use of a transit level

  • Repairs of pvc irrigation lines

WE HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR NO CALL/NO SHOWS

WE HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR IMPAIRMENT ON THE JOB

WE ARE LOOKING FOR LONG TERM EMPLOYEES, NOT TEMPORARY GIGS.

Submission Requirements: Send information about your work history and why you think you'd be a good fit to Shawn Latta with title of position in subject line.  Submissions without qualifications or work history will not be considered.

Landscape/Build Team Members

Description: This full-time position is on our landscape installation and build team.  The position requires a high attention to detail.  Must be able to communicate in English but Spanish is an additional plus.  Pay depending on experience. We generally work Monday-Friday, 7:30-4:00 and pay weekly. After two months, a Gold plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance is covered at 100% for full-time employees. We provide the basic tools required to complete job. We are flexible about allowing time off for family or vacation as long as we are given sufficient notice. After a trial period we allow after-hours access to our fabrication shop for personal projects. We have quarterly work gatherings to show our appreciation for employees. The majority of our work is within central Austin with some extending West-ward. We are a family owned and operated local business. We pride ourselves as a drama-free workplace so please only apply if you have a great attitude.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Arriving on time ready to work (with accurate clock-ins via Tsheets)

  • Ability to work efficiently alone and with a team

  • Reading and following construction drawings

  • Digging post holes

  • Setting posts in concrete

  • Excavating with hand tool

  • Grading

  • Plant install

  • Knowledge of central texas plants and proper installation techniques

  • Gravel install

  • Design layout

  • Use of a transit level

  • Small repairs of pvc irrigation lines

If you are proficient in the following it is an extreme plus (we are willing to train and adjust hourly pay for experience):

  • General wood/metal fabrication skills

  • Cutting steel with a specialized metal cutting circular saw

  • Steel with a chop saw

  • Wire feed flux core welding (MIG a plus)

  • Deck framing

  • Finish carpentry

  • Porch screening

  • Previous experience with steel retaining walls is a huge plus

 

WE HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR NO CALL/NO SHOWS 
WE HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR IMPAIRMENT ON THE JOB
WE ARE LOOKING FOR LONG TERM EMPLOYEES, NOT TEMPORARY GIGS.


Submission Requirements: Send information about your work history and why you think you'd be a good fit to Shawn Latta with title of position in subject line.  Submissions without qualifications or work history will not be considered.