As a member of the ZEN Associates team, you will have the opportunity to be a part of unique, one-of-a-kind projects that keep us moving forward together. We are always looking for exceptional landscape professionals, from Crew Members to Landscape Architects, who value creativity, design, believe in detailed quality craftsmanship, enjoy challenges, and want to grow in their landscape career. If that sounds like you, let’s talk.

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Current Positions

Architect/Interior Designer

ZEN Associates, a design + build firm located in Woburn, MA, is looking for an experienced architect/interior designer to join our expanding interior design team, full time or part-time. Qualified candidates will 5+ years of experience, a background in architecture or interior design and a solid understanding of construction and detail drawings. Strong knowledge of high-end furniture, lighting, and materials a plus. Full time position with potential for part-time for the right candidate.

We expect candidates to share our design style which is contemporary with clean lines and architectural details. Our work has been published in Architectural Digest, New England Home Magazine, Home & Design and Florida Design. Majority of projects are high-end residential.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience with and knowledge of construction drawings.
  • Comfortable working with and creating hand sketches.
  • Excellent design sense, good judgment of colors and space, adaptability, enthusiasm, cheerful, and willingness to learn.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly competent, presentable, intelligent, team player and detail-oriented.
  • Proficient in programs including AutoCAD, Sketch Up or REVIT, Photoshop, and InDesign.

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor degree of architecture or interior design (accredited program).
  • 5 years + of experience in architecture or interior design, preferably experience with high-end residential design.

Benefits

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

We offer excellent benefits including Health, Dental, 401K, Profit Sharing, and Paid Vacation.

If you are interested in this position please submit your resume, portfolio, and salary requirements to info@zenassociates.com.

Landscape Designer/Architect

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
Senior Project Estimator

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 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
  • 5+ years of experience estimating residential and commercial landscape construction projects.

Benefits

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

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
Purchasing Manager - Horticulture

ZEN Associates, Inc is looking for a full time Purchasing Manager for our Horticultural procurement.  Qualified candidates will be experienced horticulturists with extensive knowledge of the New England Nursery industry. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day procurement of the highest quality plant material while managing budget expectations.  This position will be the primary contact point for vendors, therefore establishing strong working relationships and comparing materials prices and services to pursue the most profitable course in line with business objectives is key.  The ideal candidate will be personable, have a passion for the green industry, be a team member and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities / Knowledge & Skills

  • Build relationships with existing vendors and identify new vendors to service emerging needs
  • Research and evaluate suppliers on price, quality, selection, service, and availability
  • Visit nurseries and growers to hand-select the appropriate plants of the best quality
  • Work closely with our design and construction teams to understand design intent, identify and source plant material and ensure the proper installation of plant material on our projects
  • Identify procurement processes to be improved or made more efficient
  • Work with project managers to ensure materials availability and scheduling
  • Organize plants and other relevant job materials according to work orders for installation crews for next day’s jobs.
  • Maintain inventory of plant material and supplies needed for day-to-day operations and unexpected events.

Education and/or Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent field of study, and/or 5+ years of professional work experience in a horticultural related position
  • Strong knowledge of plant material and horticultural practices. MCH or other Horticulture Certification a plus.  Proficient knowledge of plant nomenclature and the fluency of use.
  • Background in hardscape materials and installation process a plus
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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