Monthly Archives: September 2019

Landscape Construction Intern

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The Landscape Construction Intern will support the core functions of our Construction Business Unit. The intern will gain real-word paid experience by taking on assigned responsibilities in project management to sharpen core skills. The intern will also spend about 20% of their time rotating through other departments to learn how their core responsibilities helps make the business successful, especially as it pertains to the project life cycle. This position will run for approximately 90 days during the summer of 2020, depending on the accepted candidate and variables such as graduation date. The successful candidate will be energetic, skilled in math and project management standards and techniques, and a self-starting individual looking to utilize their construction or horticulture-related college education to work at the next level within the field.
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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Set up folders, keep files organized, and make ‘material submitted’ packages when required.
• Help project managers:
o Print plans
o Read scopes
o Understand contracts
• View opportunities and understand and apply specifications through the estimating process
• Evaluate won jobs to understand contract requirements, submittals, and understanding of client wants/needs
• Pre-job planning; to include manpower needs, equipment needs, material needs, budgetary restraints
• Taking pre-planning and applying it to a real-world schedule, setting start dates and various deadlines throughout the project
• Ongoing management of needs during the project and evaluation of the progress, making adjustments as necessary for the efficiency and success of the project
• Participate in project closeout, ensuring a seamless turnover process to client, to include walk-throughs and all required turnover items.
• On occasion, participate in field work to be involved in a hands-on capacity in your project management process
• Observance of all legal considerations; to include contract obligations, thorough communication with necessary parties, OSHA requirements, calling in ‘utility locates’, and other legal considerations.
• Support other functional departments as a supplement to the internship; such as Accounting, Human Resources, Technology, Quality Assurance, Sales, Estimating, and operational business units.

REQUIREMENTS
• Must, at minimum, currently be in junior year of college to be considered.
• Bachelor’s (or meet the criteria above) in either Project Management, Construction Management, Business Administration, or relevant college coursework and experience (such as Horticulture). An emphasis or minor in any of the above areas will also be considered.
• Effective communication skills; including writing, routine correspondence, reports, presenting to employees, and interpersonal communication.
• Skilled in geometry and blueprints (including elevations, grades, etc.)
• Excellent with technology and software, including Microsoft Office Suite.
• Must pass post-offer background check consisting of employment history, professional references, criminal record, and drug screen (includes marijuana).
• Leadership, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills (including the handling of multiple priorities and deadlines).
• Effective organizational skills that includes the ability to self-manage work.
• Must be highly adaptable to the kinds of change that comes along with working in an entrepreneurial environment.
• Self-starting initiative to pursue improvements and projects without substantial supervision.

DESIRED QUALITIES TO INCLUDE
• Landscaping industry experience.
• Construction industry experience.
• Experience in horticulture and/or outdoor fields.

PHYSICAL DEMAND & WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Office environment with field exposure, about 65/35.
• Occasionally lift/move up to 50lbs, above 50 pounds required to ask for help.

JOB SUMMARY
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Position Title: Landscape Construction Intern.
Reports To: Construction Manager.
Supervises: None.
Department: Construction.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or at least junior year.
Experience: None required.
Career Level: Temporary, Intern.
Length: Approximately 90 days during the summer of 2020.
Wage: Hourly, $15.50 – $17 depending on experience and education level.
Hours: 40.
Benefits: None.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/E-Verify/Drug free workplace
8110 Opportunity View, Colorado Springs, CO 80939
Apply online, download the application, or come in and fill out an application today!
www.timberlinelandscaping.com/careers

Landscape Design Intern

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The Landscape Designer Intern will support the core functions of our Residential Design Business Unit. The intern will gain real-word paid experience by taking on assigned responsibilities in residential design and sales to sharpen core skills. The intern will also spend about 20% of their time rotating through other departments to learn how their core responsibilities helps make the business successful, especially as it pertains to the project life cycle. This position will run for approximately 90 days during the summer of 2020, depending on the accepted candidate and variables such as graduation date. The successful candidate will be energetic, skilled in design and industry-specific techniques, and a self-starting individual looking to utilize their design or horticulture-related college education to work at the next level within the field.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Use creativity and the beauty of nature to design a harmonious, aesthetically pleasing and functional areas; such as lawns, walkways, outdoor living space, and more.
• Generate CAD designs, drafting plans, construction details, hand renderings, and digital 3D models.
• Present, promote, and sell products/services using convincing communication to both current and potential clients.
• Research topics such as plant health and their ability to survive within our climate, guidelines, and codes.
• Perform site analyses with other designers that include the assessment of current plants, soil conditions, slope/grade, lighting, the view, and architecture style of the property.
• Review and understand plans, proposed changes, and any other necessary documents.
• On occasion, participate in field work to be involved in a hands-on capacity in your design management process
• Support other functional departments as a supplement to the internship; such as Accounting, Human Resources, Technology, Quality Assurance, Sales, Estimating, and operational business units.
• Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS
• Must, at minimum, currently be in junior year of college to be considered.
• Bachelor’s (or meet the criteria above) in either Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, or relevant college coursework and experience. An emphasis or minor in any of the above areas will also be considered.
• AutoCAD experience a must.
• A basic understanding of materials and labor costing.
• Knowledge of how ecological conditions can affect a proposed design.
• Raw talent for sketching and drawing. Though computer programs are used for most plans, the candidate should still be able to create realistic drawings by hand.
• Effective communication skills; including writing, routine correspondence, reports, presenting to employees, and interpersonal communication.
• Skilled in geometry and blueprints (including elevations, grades, etc.)
• Excellent with technology and software, including Microsoft Office Suite.
• Must pass post-offer background check consisting of employment history, professional references, criminal record, and drug screen (includes marijuana).
• Leadership, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills (including the handling of multiple priorities and deadlines).
• Effective organizational skills that includes the ability to self-manage work.
• Must be highly adaptable to the kinds of change that comes along with working in an entrepreneurial environment.
• Self-starting initiative to pursue improvements and projects without substantial supervision.

DESIRED QUALITIES TO INCLUDE
• Landscaping industry experience.
• Construction industry experience.
• Experience in horticulture and/or outdoor fields.

PHYSICAL DEMAND & WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Mostly office environment with occasional field exposure.
• Occasionally lift/move up to 50lbs, above 50 pounds required to ask for help.

JOB SUMMARY
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Position Title: Residential Design Intern.
Reports To: Residential Design Intern.
Supervises: None.
Department: Residential Design.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or at least junior year.
Experience: None required.
Career Level: Temporary, Intern.
Length: Approximately 90 days during the summer of 2020.
Wage: Hourly, $15.50 – $17 depending on experience and education level.
Hours: 40.
Benefits: None.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/E-Verify/Drug free workplace
8110 Opportunity View, Colorado Springs, CO 80939
Apply online, download the application, or come in and fill out an application today!
www.timberlinelandscaping.com/careers

Account Management Intern

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The Account Management Intern will support the core functions of our maintenance account management team. The intern will gain real-world paid experience by taking on assigned responsibilities in account management to sharpen core skills. The intern will also spend about 20% of their time rotating through other departments to learn how their core responsibilities helps make the business successful. This position will run for approximately 90 days during the summer of 2020, depending on the accepted candidate and variables such as graduation date. The successful candidate will be energetic, skilled in building client relationships and maintaining properties, and a self-starting individual looking to utilize their business or horticulture-related college education to work at the next level within the field.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist with overall oversight of portfolio properties.
• Understand and assist in the estimating process.
• Support quality expectations in field operations.
• Communicate with clients and customers to help ensure complete satisfaction.
• Participate in regular site visits to ensure quality and contract expectations are being met.
• Assist with billing and paperwork.
• Support account managers in the negotiation of contract renewals.
• On occasion, participate in field work to be involved in a hands-on capacity in your portfolio management process.
• Support other functional departments as a supplement to the internship; such as Accounting, Human Resources, Technology, Quality Assurance, Sales, Estimating, and operational business units.

REQUIREMENTS
• Must, at minimum, currently be in junior year of college to be considered.
• Bachelor’s (or meet the criteria above) in either Business Administration, Horticulture, or relevant college coursework and experience. An emphasis or minor in any of the above areas will also be considered.
• Effective communication skills; including writing, routine correspondence, reports, presenting to employees, and interpersonal communication.
• Excellent with technology and software, including Microsoft Office Suite.
• Must pass post-offer background check consisting of employment history, professional references, criminal record, and drug screen (includes marijuana).
• Leadership, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills (including the handling of multiple priorities and deadlines).
• Effective organizational skills that includes the ability to self-manage work.
• Must be highly adaptable to the kinds of change that comes along with working in an entrepreneurial environment.
• Self-starting initiative to pursue improvements and projects without substantial supervision.

DESIRED QUALITIES TO INCLUDE
• Landscaping industry experience.
• Construction industry experience.
• Experience in horticulture and/or outdoor fields.

PHYSICAL DEMAND & WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Office environment with field exposure, about 80/20.
• Occasionally lift/move up to 50lbs, above 50 pounds required to ask for help.

JOB SUMMARY
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Position Title: Account Management Intern.
Reports To: Account Managers.
Supervises: None.
Department: Maintenance.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or at least junior year.
Experience: None required.
Career Level: Temporary, Intern
Wage: Hourly, $15.50 – $17 DOE
Length: Approximately 90 days during the summer of 2020.
Hours: 40.
Benefits: None.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/E-Verify/Drug free workplace
8110 Opportunity View, Colorado Springs, CO 80939
Apply online, download the application, or come in and fill out an application today!
www.timberlinelandscaping.com/careers

Landscape Horticulture Intern

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LANDSCAPE HORTICULTURE INTERN

The Landscape Horticulture Intern will support the core functions of our landscaping company, rotating among multiple business units. The intern will gain real-word paid experience by taking on assigned responsibilities to sharpen core skills. This position will run for approximately 90 days during the summer of 2020, depending on the accepted candidate and variables such as graduation date. The successful candidate will be energetic, knowledgeable in horticulture, and a self-starting individual looking to utilize their construction or horticulture-related college education to work at the next level within the field.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsibilities will vary among the various business units to give the intern a well rounded experience: mowing, flowers, pruning, and associated tasks in maintenance; installs and small enhancements in construction; repairs and installs in irrigation; and sales, project management and account management.
• Support other functional departments as a supplement to the internship; such as Accounting, Human Resources, Technology, Quality Assurance, Sales, and Estimating.

REQUIREMENTS
• Must, at minimum, currently be in junior year of college to be considered.
• Bachelor’s (or meet the criteria above) in either Project Management, Horticulture, Construction Management, or relevant college coursework and experience. An emphasis or minor in any of the above areas will also be considered.
• Must be punctual, responsible and have a positive attitude
• Must be self-driven and reliable
• Must be able to interact with customers in a professional manner
• Must be able to read and understand safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
• Must pass post-offer background check consisting of employment history, professional references, criminal record, and drug screen (includes marijuana).
• Must be highly adaptable to the kinds of change that comes along with working in multiple business units.

DESIRED QUALITIES TO INCLUDE
• Landscaping industry experience.
• Construction industry experience.
• Experience in horticulture and/or outdoor fields.

PHYSICAL DEMAND & WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Occasionally lift/move up to 50lbs, above 50 pounds required to ask for help.
• This is an outdoor job with exposure to adverse weather conditions.
• This job, at a minimum, requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, control of hand tools and small to medium sized machinery.

JOB SUMMARY
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Position Title: Landscape Horticulture Intern.
Reports To: Various.
Supervises: None.
Department: Various.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or at least junior year.
Experience: None required.
Career Level: Temporary, Intern.
Length: Approximately 90 days during the summer of 2020.
Wage: Hourly, $15.00 – $17 depending on experience and education level.
Hours: 40.
Benefits: None.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/E-Verify/Drug free workplace
8110 Opportunity View, Colorado Springs, CO 80939
Apply online, download the application, or come in and fill out an application today!
www.timberlinelandscaping.com/careers

7 Ways to Make Your Colorado Landscape More Eco and Environmentally Friendly header

7 Ways to Make Your Colorado Landscape More Eco and Environmentally Friendly

So your water bill has been a bit high and the lawn maintenance is taking up a lot of your time, or maybe you just want your landscape to be more environmentally friendly as you try to reduce your environmental impact and help the bees.

Whatever your reason for going green, the switch is well worth it and doesn’t have to be difficult. Below are 7 things you can do to make your Colorado landscape more eco and environmentally friendly.

Why is eco-friendly landscaping important?

When making the switch to a more sustainable landscape, the goal is to reduce waste, reuse non-toxic materials, and recycle.

As much as 50% of water usage occurs outdoors for irrigation and a significant amount of that is wasted (as much as 50%). By using more sustainable methods in your landscaping, such as selecting native plants and utilizing smart irrigation, not only does your yard become more sustainable, but you’ll also see significant cost savings.

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Storm Damage to Trees_ Common Problems and Solutions

Storm Damage to Trees: Common Problems and Solutions

In 2019, the Bomb Cyclone followed by the May 20th late heavy snowstorm after temperatures were warming up did a number on trees. Part of this damage was caused by heavy winds and heavy, wet snow, but another reason why we are seeing tree damage is because of the hard freeze that occurred after the snowstorms, when many trees had already begun to awaken from their winter slumber.

This caused a lot of the die-back we currently see, as trees that were already beginning to bud lost their leaves.  Young trees, or those with any damage or health issues, may have been left with too little energy to re-leaf. Our arborists have compiled information to aid you, and your trees in recovering from this and future storms.

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