We are always looking for talented people who are motivated and enthusiastic to join our team. Feel free to send us your resume or a note to reception@zenassociates.com inquiring about our current positions available or give us a call to have a personal conversation.

Current Positions

Landscape Designer/Architect (Boston Office)

ZEN Associates, Inc. is currently looking for a full time landscape designer/architect with at least 5 years of experience with complex high end residential design projects. This position will support our growing Landscape Architecture practice by providing site planning, pools, masonry, planting, urban and landscape design, and graphic and technical production. Project experiences will be diverse, as we provide services to both the public and private sectors. Projects include residential estates, urban gardens, and rooftop gardens throughout the Northeast seaboard for a variety of great clients.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Working knowledge of graphic software programs (Adobe Photoshop, Sketch-Up, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Strong freehand illustration and rendering skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Positive attitude, team oriented, and a strong work ethic
  • High level of horticultural knowledge including plant identification, plant selection, and planting design is a plus

Education and/or Experience

  • Degree in Landscape Architecture

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k and profit sharing plans
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and personal/sick days
Assistant Project Estimator (Boston Office)

ZEN Associates, Inc. is currently looking for a full time Assistant Project Estimator to join our team. We are searching for an individual who has 3-5 years of experience estimating residential and commercial landscape construction projects.

The candidate should be knowledgeable in all phases of site construction including grading, excavation, concrete, masonry, planting, and subcontracting. They must have a firm understanding of the construction process and understand production rates for both the large and small projects. We build residential and commercial projects on the ground, on rooftops, and indoors.

We are a fast-paced and creative firm whose work has been featured in many publications including Architectural Digest and New England Home. Instead of working on the same type of projects over and over, we work on unique projects every day.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Conducting pre-bid review and analysis with management or designers
  • Sourcing and obtaining quotes from suppliers and subcontractors
  • Preparing preliminary Cost Estimates and bid forms
  • Preparing Cost Proposals and Contract Agreements
  • Preparing project budgets and schedules as may be needed
  • Be familiar with QuickBooks and an interfacing estimating software package such as ProEst, Sage, etc.
  • Be organized, motivated, and a self-starter
  • Be experienced and proficient with Microsoft Office and the creative use of the WEB
  • Comfortable in a dynamic design/build office working with a team of Landscape Architects, Construction Managers, and Interior designers

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in a related field such as Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Business, or Accounting

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k and profit sharing plans
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and personal/sick days
Construction Project Manager (Boston Office)

ZEN Associates, Inc. is currently looking for full time Construction Project Managers to join our team. The key responsibility of this position will be to manage and supervise multiple projects from start to finish. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing staff, subcontractors, schedules, and budgets in order to deliver a well-built project on time and within a budget. This is a hands-on management position requiring excellent organizational skills and a fundamental understanding of the landscape construction industry. Project types include large residential and commercial landscapes, urban courtyards and rooftops incorporating decks, pools, masonry walls and pavements, planting, lights, etc.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Oversee the scheduling and overall construction of those projects including the coordination of all materials, staff, equipment and subcontractors required to produce a quality job and to maximize efficiency and gauge progress.
  • Review construction packages (contract, budget, drawings, and schedule) prior to beginning construction. Identify and request additional information needed for construction. Distribute and maintain construction package during construction.
  • Communicate with the management team in organizing crews, procuring materials, fleet, tools and equipment, and construction personnel.
  • Approve timesheets, invoices, and daily site reports on all projects that you are responsible for.
  • Manage project close-outs and follow ups.
  • Communicate with the design and construction management team.
  • Create and maintain gantt schedules.
  • Ensure crews are properly representing the company and following company policies.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities and work with minimal supervision in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to managers and employees.
  • Solid knowledge of landscape construction processes, hardscapes, and horticulture.
  • Ability to work with production teams and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and experience with or ability to learn standard scheduling software.

Education and/or Experience

  • Associates/Bachelor’s degree with background in construction and landscape fields of study preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years landscape construction experience in the New England area and prior management experience.
  • Certifications or course studies in or related to landscape construction is a plus.
  • MUST have a VALID driver’s license.
  • Plow and snow removal experience is a plus .

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k and profit sharing plans
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and personal/sick days
  • Company Vehicle
Lawn Care Foreman/Landscape Service Technician (Boston Office)

ZEN Associates, Inc. is currently looking for a full time Lawn Care Foreman/Landscape Service Technician to join our team. We are searching for an individual with a diverse range of skills associated with the broad field of Landscape Construction and Maintenance. This person will be responsible for running 2 man lawn crews 2-3 days a week. This position will also support both Construction and Maintenance Departments in installing, maintaining, servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing water features, pumps, filters, valve boxes, transformers, and fixtures found in most typical landscapes. The ideal candidate is a “Jack-of-all-Trades” and must be a forward thinker, with the ability to see what needs to be done and respond appropriately.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Managing lawn mowing crew
  • Apply fertilizer, weed, and insect control.
  • Weed, insect, and disease diagnostics.
  • Client interaction, upselling services, etc.
  • Pond installation, maintenance, and service.
  • Pond repairs as needed.
  • Irrigation repair and modification.
  • Low voltage light installation, repair, and maintenance.
  • Assist in design of mechanical systems for ponds and lighting
  • Proactively address questions or issues and suggest improvements.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and minor repairs as needed.
  • Perform spring startups and fall winterization of systems.
  • Provide client with product information, plus sales and services offered by the company.
  • Work with clients regarding any repairs performed and address and questions or concerns the client has regarding the system.
  • Perform maintenance on irrigation systems to include but not limited to: programming/replacing timers; repairing broken lines, wires and sprinklers, electrical troubleshooting and repair.
  • Program irrigation clocks to ensure proper watering of landscapes being maintained.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities and work with minimal supervision in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service and communicate effectively with clients, managers, and employees.
  • Proficient use and knowledge of all landscape equipment and irrigation.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of all types of water features and how to care for them.
  • Knowledge of electrical equipment, gas and electrical heaters, and general plumbing hydraulics.
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to identify and diagnose potential problems and ability to problem-solve efficiently and troubleshoot.
  • Ability to complete tasks as assigned.
  • Professional, motivated, reliable, and resourceful.
  • Ability to research, willingness to learn, and aptitude to train.

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum 5 years hands-on experience with pumps, filters, aquatic systems, ponds, fountains, eco systems, etc. and/or prior experience in landscape irrigation and water feature installation and repair.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Hydraulic License, DOT, OSHA Certification, Bilingual, and MCLP a plus
  • Plow and snow removal experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k and profit sharing plans
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and personal/sick days
Landscape Construction Assistant Foreman (Boston Office)

We have openings for Assistant Construction Foreman. We are looking for Assistant Construction Foreman with at least 3 years of experience to assist and help manage landscape construction crews.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Landscape masonry
  • Plant ID
  • Proper planting technique
  • Site work
  • Layout
  • Grading
  • Irrigation
  • Be able to understand and interpret plans while maintaining quality work
  • Excellent communication skills

Education and/or Experience

  • Background in hardscape and horticultural
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Must have a VALID driver’s license
  • Hydraulic License, DOT, OSHA Certification, Bilingual, and MCLP a plus
  • Plow and snow removal experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k and profit sharing plans
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and personal/sick days
Landscape Construction Masons (Boston Office)

We are looking for Masons with at least 3 years of experience to work in our construction department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Natural stone paving
  • Dry and semi-dry natural stone walls
  • Concrete and masonry mixes
  • Concrete form work
  • Brick and block work
  • Tile work
  • Flat work including bluestone and granite, concrete pavers, and veneer stone

Education and/or Experience

  • Experience in landscape construction
  • Experience on high-end masonry construction projects
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Must have a VALID driver’s license
  • Hydraulic License, DOT, OSHA Certification, Bilingual, and MCLP a plus
  • Plow and snow removal experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k and profit sharing plans
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and personal/sick days
Landscape Construction Crew Members (Boston Office)

We are looking for Construction Crew Members with at least 2 years of experience to work in our construction department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Landscape construction
  • Planting
  • Basic maintenance
  • General landscaping

Education and/or Experience

  • Experience in landscape construction
  • 2+ years of experience
  • Must have a VALID driver’s license
  • Hydraulic License, DOT, OSHA Certification, Bilingual, and MCLP a plus
  • Plow and snow removal experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k and profit sharing plans
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and personal/sick days
Horticulturist (Boston Office)

We have openings for Horticulturists for The Gardisans Department.

The Gardisans is a horticulturally focused property management service of ZEN Associates. This department focuses on designing, installing and caring for specialty gardens, courtyard gardens, large perennial landscapes, and container gardens throughout the Boston area.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong design aesthetic
  • Strong knowledge of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs
  • A thorough understanding of proper horticultural practices
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of organic plant care

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a VALID driver’s license
  • Hydraulic License, DOT, OSHA Certification, Bilingual, and MCLP a plus
  • Plow and snow removal experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k and profit sharing plans
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and personal/sick days
Gardeners (Boston Office)

We have openings for Gardeners for The Gardisans Department.

The Gardisans is a horticulturally focused property management service of ZEN Associates. This department focuses on designing, installing and caring for specialty gardens, courtyard gardens, large perennial landscapes, and container gardens throughout the Boston area.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong knowledge of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs
  • A thorough understanding of proper horticultural practices

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a VALID driver’s license
  • Hydraulic License, DOT, OSHA Certification, Bilingual, and MCLP a plus
  • Plow and snow removal experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k and profit sharing plans
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and personal/sick days
Pruners (Boston Office)

We have openings for experienced Pruners to work in our Maintenance Department. We are looking for professionals proficient in the art and science of hand pruning to maintain our installations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of Japanese style pruning techniques a plus
  • Must have a good working knowledge of horticulture
  • Knowledge of plant identification, tree care, and general landscaping

Education and/or Experience

  • 3+ years of experience
  • Must have a VALID driver’s license
  • Hydraulic License, DOT, OSHA Certification, Bilingual, and MCLP a plus
  • Plow and snow removal experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k and profit sharing plans
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and personal/sick days
Landscape Maintenance Crew Members (Boston Office)

Experienced Landscape Crew Members with 2+ years of experience to work in our Maintenance Department. Must have experience in landscape construction, planting, basic maintenance, general pruning, general landscaping, and knowledge of plant material. Plow and Snow removal experience a plus.s

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Garden cleaning
  • Mowing
  • Pruning
  • Planting
  • General Maintenance

Education and/or Experience

  • Should have VALID driver’s license
  • Hydraulic License, DOT, OSHA Certification, Bilingual, and MCLP a plus
  • Plow and snow removal experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k and profit sharing plans
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and personal/sick days