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POSITION TITLE: Project Manager (Landscape Installation)


REPORTING TO: President, Dave Dexter


LOCATION: Office is in Calistoga, CA 94515. NOTE: MOST work is in the field, throughout Napa/Sonoma counties.

The PM will not have to come to Calistoga every day.


OUR CLIENT: DEXTER estate landscapes
Website:  http://www.dexterestatelandscapes.com/


The North Bay’s leading landscape installation company, DEXTER estate landscapes, is located at the north end of the Napa Valley, and has been building fine gardens in Napa and Sonoma Counties since 1985. Quality, attention to detail, and customer service are the founding principles behind our company. Lucky enough to have worked with the best designers and landscape architects in California, the demands for exceptional work, clear communication and great results are our stock in trade. We work closely with our landscape designers and subcontractors to make sure that everyone has the same common goal: to deliver a world-class garden. Working in only Napa and Sonoma counties, DEXTER estate landscapes is known for their company culture and great reputation among builders, architects and clients.


We seek a Project Manager to manage multiple landscape installation projects with our supportive and collaborative team.


This is a salaried, full time position with benefits.


The Project Manager position is posted here: http://www.lockeandkey.com/jobs/JobOpenings/job_opening_221.php




Position Overview: The Project Manager/PM will schedule, manage & complete the installation of landscape projects ranging from $100,000 to $1.5M in scope. Define project scope, acquire bids and approve all invoices from subcontractors and vendors.


Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead/Manage the Site Superintendents for each project.
  • Effectively serve our clients’ needs and proactively communicate schedules, and explain the process to complete the projects.
  • Offer valuable horticultural and irrigation knowledge, and provide recommendations.
  • Lead various sized construction projects and teams, while communicating with clients and vendors regularly.
  • Interpret plans and conduct site layout, with crews as a crew leader.
  • Create estimates and proposals for work projects to include the review, calculation, and ordering of materials and supplies needed to complete the job.
  • Review and layout of various project elements according to the proposed landscape plans.  This includes conducting layouts for patio locations, fence lines, retaining walls, tree locations, and pathway locations.
  • Work directly with Site Supervisors daily, manage the schedule for projects, with a projection for backlog and service/warranty work.
  • Conduct site visits on projects, monitoring subs, quality and schedule. Update landscape designer of milestones, and engage the landscape designer in the project execution with the vision laid out to the client.
  • Monitor and analyze the financial performance of landscape installation projects to ensure timeliness, profitability, and customer satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of company policies, procedures, methods and approaches.
  • Partner with the design team to make sure the customer experience is smooth and enjoyable. Open and clear communication between all parties, with 100% ownership from start of the installation process through final walk through.



EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED-Project Manager/Site Superintendent:

We realize that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what we are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!


The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, who can work independently with minimal supervision, and someone who has managed crews in the past.

  • Seven ++ years of landscape related experience.
  • At least three years of Project Manager or Superintendent experience.
  • Two years of strong people management experience.
  • Strong scheduling experience, especially with labor usage, both internal and subcontractors.
  • Ability to manage multiple, varied projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working with vendors and various materials.
  • Ability to read plans and estimate projects.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Attention to detail. Organized with required processes, files and paperwork.
  • Bilingual Spanish is a plus.
  • Any/all horticultural knowledge is a plus.
  • Strong Excel skills.



Planning, organizing and negotiating skills, business knowledge, communication skills, personal accountability, performance management and employee development, and ability to foster a respectful workplace.

Ability to execute contracts, change orders and customer requested changes/additions.

Excellent communicator internally and with clients.

Positive outlook; self-motivated.

Keep jobs going and crews supported and develop them professionally.

Strong leader; know what to do when things are not going perfectly. Keep a level head.

Maintain quality and safety; address issues promptly.

Team player. Pitch in with crews when necessary.

Adaptable, cooperative, supportive.




High School Diploma required. College degree preferred. All landscape relation education is a plus.

Valid/unrestricted CA Driver’s License




Opportunity to work on some of Sonoma and Napa’s finest residential landscapes and gardens.

Opportunity for career growth in a respected, long-standing, profitable company.


Competitive salary, plus bonus potential.

Medical and dental insurance plans.

Two weeks of paid time off (PTO). Eight paid holidays.

Retirement plan with company matching.


Hours for this position are 7.00am to 4.00pm with some flexibility. Most time is spent in the field, so living within Napa or Sonoma county is ideal. Daily commute to Calistoga office is not necessary.




Please email your resume and cover letter with “Landscape” in the subject line.

Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.

Please not send your resume to Dexter directly.


Lisa K. Locke

Locke and KEY Recruiting, Hiring and Consulting Services

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