Ecological Designer

Bio-Logical Capital Denver, Colorado
Job Type Paid permanent

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Ecological Designer will lead the following design related tasks:

  • Conduct land studies of all potential project sites, including:
    • Ecosystem analysis
    • 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

Secondary Responsibilities:

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 jobs@biologicalcapital.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted directly – no phone calls please.

For more information on our company, please visit www.biologicalcapital.com.

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