Landscaping project managers are responsible for ensuring outdoor areas look their best. They coordinate all aspects of landscaping projects, overseeing them from conception to completion. They discuss designs with potential clients and determine an estimated cost, as well as oversee all landscapers and other professionals working on the project. They must guide landscapers efficiently and make sure the project stays on time and budget. Aside from overseeing landscaping projects, these managers also work in an office setting on tasks such as producing drawings of finalized projects, maintaining project records and communicating with clients.
Landscape project managers work outside, mostly in gardens, yards and public areas with landscaping. They are typically employed by landscaping companies, and they work with landscapers and potential customers. Landscaping project managers need to be knowledgeable of different types of plants and soils, as well as irrigation systems and proper pest control.
A postsecondary degree in a relevant field (such as horticulture) is typically required for this position, as is previous experience with landscaping projects. Landscaping project managers should have a basic understanding of landscaping software, as well as knowledge of local laws and guidelines pertaining to planting, landscaping and design. These professionals should have good communication and management skills; they also need to work well in a team setting, as well as on their own with minimal supervision.
Project Manager, Landscaping Tasks
Coordinate, oversee and monitor projects from estimate to completion.
Evaluate and train staff.
Regularly communicate with clients, contractors, and staff.