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Project Manager - Landscape Construction

Addison, IL, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About Us

At Cardinal State, LLC we focus on constructing traditional and ecological landscapes that enhance the urban environment both functionally and aesthetically. Our projects include ornamental landscape and hardscape installation, stream and shoreline restoration and stabilization, ecological restoration and stewardship, and green infrastructure installation. Collectively, our team at Cardinal State, LLC shares over 90 years of experience in the landscape construction and ecological restoration industries. Our skilled staff includes managers, ecologists, arborists, plantsmen and equipment operators. These professionals are licensed and certified to perform the necessary tasks to achieve successful landscape enhancement projects. Our experience allows us to provide ecologically and economically driven solutions while delivering a high level of quality to our clients in a timely manner. At Cardinal State, LLC we pride ourselves in forming positive, mutually beneficial relationships with our colleagues and clients in order to meet project goals and build a sustainable future.

Consider this position at Cardinal State, LLC if you are interested in playing a substantial role in a rapidly growing commercial landscape construction company. Top candidates will be motivated by the advantages of working for a small business, such as flexibility, self-guided professional development, and unlimited potential growth opportunities. Cardinal State, LLC challenges employees to acclimate to a fast-paced work culture while valuing a work-life balance that meets their personal needs. If you are looking to establish yourself on the ground floor of a growing company and want to make an immediate impact in the construction landscape and ecological landscape industries, please consider applying.

Job Description

Cardinal State, LLC is seeking persons interested in a natural resources career as a Landscape Construction Project Manager. Cardinal State, LLC provides a full array of landscape construction, stream and shoreline restoration, ecological restoration, and green infrastructure services to clients in the private and public sectors throughout the greater Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin area. The right candidate for this position will be expected to plan, schedule, and implement the full scope of landscape construction projects from contract to close-out. These activities must result in compliance with contract specifications, budgets, client expectations, and Cardinal State's safety policies and culture.


  • Managing overall project budgets

  • Procurement of materials and equipment

  • Managing construction schedules and subcontractors throughout the duration of projects

  • Working with Operations Manager and other Project Managers for staffing needs

  • Overseeing paver and retaining wall installation, placement of natural stone, placement of topsoil/planting soil, ornamental planting, sodding, mulching, establishment maintenance and/or any other activities necessary for the implementation of landscape construction projects

  • Overseeing grading, placement of instream rock and wood structures, bank stabilization, native planting, seeding, erosion control installation, mowing, herbicide application and/or any other activities necessary for the implementation of ecological restoration projects

  • Managing and directing construction superintendents and construction crew members in the field

  • Conducting and attending preconstruction meetings, progress meetings, and other meetings as needed with clients and staff

  • Conducting administrative duties such as producing project schedules, work plans, schedule of values, pay applications, waivers, RFI’s, change orders and construction reports as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in biology, botany, ecology, conservation, environmental science, or related fields

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the landscape construction or ecological restoration industries

  • Wetland and stream mitigation/restoration experience

  • Knowledge of environmental/ecological field restoration techniques

  • Ability to operate survey equipment as necessary

  • Ability to use construction industry software (Bluebeam, ArcGIS, Foundations, etc.)

  • Professional licenses or certifications are a plus

To Apply:

Please email your Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 Professional References to

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