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We bring roofs to life and lead the Southeast in design, installing, maintaining and restoring high-quality and high performance green roofs.

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Benefits of working at Living Roofs

Highly competitive pay

Pay based on experience for senior-level positions and starting wages for all entry-level employees fulfill current living wage rates established by Just Economics of Western NC. In addition to wages, per diem is provided for all overnight travel.

Company Retirement Plan

Employees are eligible to participate in the company retirement plan with tax-deferred earnings and employer-matched contributions of up to 3% of annual compensation.

Paid Time Off and Holidays

We offer 8 Paid holidays and the opportunity to accumulate Paid Time Off (PTO). For a full work schedule, PTO amounts to 80 hours (or 10 days) per year.

Professional development and training

Company provided and outside agency skill-based training, increased duties and responsibilities, and company-wide workshops to provide professional development, employee training, and team building.

Fun meaningful work

We work hard, but we also have fun building green roofs and rooftop amenity areas for people to access nature and get outside for a breath of fresh air. Company gatherings and quarterly meetings throughout the year are a time to regroup as a team and catch up off the roof.

Room for growth

Living Roofs Inc is a growing company. As we develop, we look forward to sharing this progress with our team through annual raises, increased professional development, and expanding our benefits package.

Horticulture & Maintenance Manager

The Horticulture & Maintenance Manager is a permanent full-time position responsible for managing all aspects of plant ordering, plant installations, and on-going green roof and living wall maintenance.

Responsibilities

  • Reserve, order, and purchase plants for new installations and plant replacements
  • Track project schedule and coordinate plant deliveries with nurseries and installation team
  • Ensure proper transport, handling, and staging of plant material prior to installation
  • Receive plant material and observe for compliance with project requirements
  • Interpret planting plans and place or lay out plants accordingly
  • Oversee and participate in plant installations, ensuring adherence to best practices
  • Prune trees and shrubs properly after planting
  • Hand water plants at installation and setup temporary irrigation as required
  • Manage all aspects of green roof and living wall maintenance accounts (~50)
  • Identify and mechanically remove weeds, inspect and clear debris from around roof drains
  • Ensure plant community establishment and on-going maintenance goals are met
  • Plan and coordinate maintenance schedule, communicate with team and clients
  • Document jobs thoroughly, including Maintenance Visit Reports and Annual Client Reports
  • Maintain irrigation systems, base layers, substrate layers, and hardscape components
  • Collect soil samples, interpret reports, and apply soil amendments as required
  • Transport crew members, equipment, and materials, arrange overnight travel accommodations
  • Always ensure crew safety and adherence to the company’s Safety Program

      

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of specialized horticulture experience or documented horticulture education or training
  • Previous management experience
  • Thorough knowledge of Southeast and Mid-Atlantic native, noxious, and invasive plants
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail
  • Experience assessing irrigation system performance and performing repairs
  • Strong computer skills, fluency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather, ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to travel frequently, must have a valid driver’s license and a clean record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of green roof plants and planting strategies and practices
  • Acute design sensibilities, capacity to make design decisions and adjustments in the field
  • Certifications/Training: First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10, Fall Protection

Pay Benefits

Salary starts at $52,000/year. Benefits include 8 paid holidays, 10 days PTO, and opportunity to participate in company retirement plan with 3% employer match. Employees traveling overnight will receive a Per Diem for meals & incidental expenses.

If you have any questions, email us at info@livingroofsinc.com
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We’re always on the lookout for great people to join our team. Please send your resume to info@livingroofsinc.com indicating what position you’re applying for in the subject line and tell us why you’re interested in joining us and building green roofs.

Meet the team

Co-Founder

Kathryn Blatt Ancaya, PLA, LEED AP

B.A., Anthropology, Wake Forest University
MLA, College of Design, North Carolina State University

“Design must be present at every stage, and it translates beyond paper plans. For all successful projects, design is the critical thread pulled from concept through post-installation.”

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Kate’s interdisciplinary educational background and professional experience in archaeology and landscape architecture inform all her work. She is keenly interested in how humans interact and connect with their environments, and she says that pushes her to “explore ideas that encourage memorable landscapes and spaces.” Kate’s design approach is sensitive, ecologically responsive and restorative. She leads the Living Roofs design team from concept through construction, ensuring that the original vision remains intact throughout the project. Kate is also Director of Design at Roots First where she works to repair the connection between people and nature.