Build Division Manager

Build LA’s Resilience – and Your Own!

In this role, you’ll be part of a team building truly remarkable landscapes. This job involves problem solving, long-term administrative and logistical planning, nimble adaptation, effective oral and written communication, self-motivation, team building and direction, client relations, and daily travel throughout Los Angeles County. You’ll be appreciated for bringing our clients’ dreams and our design plans to life, inspiring your team and directing effective operations.

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Job Description

The FormLA Landscaping installation division manager serves as a client liaison and project manager throughout the landscape construction and installation process.

In this role, you will:

Direct the Division

  • Set ambitious goals for division performance and track against them throughout the year
  • Think long-term, planning out your team’s activities for weeks in advance
  • Work with both the design and estimating teams to oversee multiple projects
  • Coordinate fleet upkeep and safety
  • Collaborate with Other Divisions
  • Set effective, realistic expectations with the design team
  • Coordinate between the client, the construction team, designers and maintenance division leads
  • Improve efficiencies through feedback to budgeting and construction teams
    Manage Projects

  • Expedite client requests
  • Create a working plan to keep projects on time and on budget
  • Verify information in the field matches plans and requirements for executing jobs
  • Alert design and budget teams of on site changes or conditions not reflected in blueprints
  • Update field staff and foremen of plan updates and document instructions
  • Visit active job sites on a daily basis to track progress
  • Oversee procurement of materials and supplies from approved vendors
  • Maintain strict adherence to established schedules and budgets
  • Prepare, coordinate and conduct management meetings
    Lead Your Team

  • Continue to build and retain our team of distinctively skilled craftsman and horticulturalists
  • Select, orient, train, assign, schedule, coach, counsel, develop, evaluate and inspire team members
  • Communicate job expectations and inspire adherence to policies and procedures
  • Train, guide and empower forman and team members to resolve daily challenges
  • Track and manage team attendance, safe equipment use, proper appearance and reporting of hours via time cards
  • Provide guidance and support to help team members construct a career path where they will be happy and motivated in an ongoing way
    You likely have:

  • Several years of supervisory experience in the landscape or construction industry
  • A minimum of 5 years of prior customer service, management, and leadership experience within a similar organization
  • A track record of bringing in projects on time and on budget
  • A commitment to sustainable construction practices
    It would be ideal if you also have:

  • An education in landscape, horticulture, business related field or equivalent experience
  • Certification in SITEs or LEED building practices
  • An understanding of California native plant installation
  • The ability to coach, recruit, retain and develop teams
    Here’s a little more about working with us:

    FormLA Landscaping’s teams enjoy working hand-in-hand with one another to care for our clients and the environment. While we are a local, boutique firm, we have high visibility, high impact, and the opportunity to grow and build your career and the careers of those you manage.

    If you’re looking to work with some of the top designers, craftsman and horticulturists in California, we are your team!


    Job Requirements

    • Locations: LA County, Multiple Locations (Required)
    • Work Authorization: US  (Required)
    • Experience: Construction: 2 years (Preferred), Management: 1 year (Preferred)
    • Languages: English (Preferred)and Spanish (Preferred)
    • Licenses: California Driver’s License (Preferred), California Native Plant Landscapers Certification (Preferred)



    Build your success with us. Benefits of this position include:

    • Job Type: Full-Time
    • Schedule: Self-Directed 8-10 hour shifts, Monday to Friday (No Weekends)
    • Pay: $65,000-95,000 Annually
    • Supplemental Pay: Overtime, Bonus Pay, Signing Bonus
    • Health Insurance
    • Retirement: 401(k), Employer Contributions
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Additional: Paid Training, Referral Program, Company Cell Phone,
      Company Vehicle, Mileage Reimbursement for Personal Vehicle Use


    COVID-19 considerations

    We value your health, and our sustainable practices will protect it. Beyond that, we also keep the highest safety standards and were among the first businesses to earn LA County Public Health’s Covid-19 Safety Compliance Certificate.


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