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Design Works has been in business for over 15 years and our staff has over 150 years of combined experience in the landscaping industry, plus 3 landscape architects on staff.

Design Works has young, energetic owners, who look to expand and love their business, increase efficiency and improve the team’s quality of life

We love to collaborate with our Team Members and are open to your ideas.

We foster career paths and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Most positions are full-time, year-round.

We proudly offer full benefits, Medical, Dental, IRA Match and earned Paid Time Off

New, top-of-the-line equipment always on rotation.

Easy Commute – close to a major highway.

We have a substantial snow plowing operation with large loaders and commercial lots, creating opportunity for plenty of winter work.

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Open Positions:

Snow and Ice Territory Manager

Design Works is seeking an energetic Territory Manager to work collaboratively with our Snow and Ice Removal Team. The ideal candidate will be well-versed at snow and ice removal and have experience in managing snow operations at commercial properties. In this management role, you will work with our team to provide support and oversee the operation of sites, managing employees and customers, and ensure that snow/ice removal is completed in a safe, positive, and efficient manner for our customers in Southern, NH.

If you are ambitious, take pride in your work, and are seeking to advance your career or even try something new, we encourage you to apply to join our team. This position may be part-time or full-time depending on the candidate’s qualifications. Please see our other open career opportunities for full-time work potential.

About this Position

The successful candidate will be relied on to provide reliable and consistent site support to our snow removal team and our customers. Assignments may include but are not limited to:

• Participate in snow removal and operate equipment during snow/ice events. This position requires the manager to have a seat in a piece of equipment during the storm as well as management responsibilities.
• Thoroughly understand the client’s site, scope of work, hours of operation, and expectations.
• Monitor weather and weather events. Communicate start time.
• Proactive preparation resources and communicating a plan of action with your team
• Communicate with co-workers during weather events. Being available at all times.
• Address client issues and questions as required.
• Ensure that all areas under our responsibility are adequately, safely, and efficiently cleared of snow/ice.
• Coordinate completion of duties, final cleanup, salting/brining
• Documentation of employee time sheets and site reports
• Perform site audits after storm
• Champion a safety first and teamwork culture at all times
• Facilitate post-storm inspections of vehicles and equipment and performing routine maintenance. Ensure company resources are being taken care of.
• Follow and promote company policies, procedures, and safety.

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications.

• Available to be on-call 24/7 and has ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, and long hours
• Minimum 2-5 years of proven experience in snow/ice removal
• Possess strong experience in operating snow removal vehicles/equipment
• Proven management experience
• Mechanical knowledge
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Positive, self-motivated and reliable
• Ability to multi task and can work in a fast-paced environment
• Strong communication skills and creates natural interpersonal relationships
• Ability to accurately keep records and stay organized using our time-tracking and audit software.
• Ability to work in all weather conditions, including extreme cold
• Experience in the landscaping, construction, mechanical fields and/or relevant trades
• Valid Driver’s License in MA/NH

Compensation, Benefits, and Culture

This job type may be a full-time or part-time position depending on the candidate. Design Works prioritizes competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate of experience and skills. We offer a comprehensive benefits package for qualifying applicants, including company sponsored health and dental insurance, earned paid time off, paid holidays, IRA plan with company match, continuing education, and professional development assistance.

Our culture promotes engagement of staff and their ideas and perspective. We support internal advancement opportunities and support our team in achieving their goals. We think it is important to put energy into a connected workplace through regular meetings, company events, and a family atmosphere. Our core values include promoting a great customer experience, focusing on employees, building effective teams, safety first, taking ownership, and operating with integrity.

Snow Equipment Operator

Overall Summary

Design Works is seeking Snow Equipment Operators to work with our Snow and Ice Removal Team. The ideal candidate will be well-versed at snow and ice removal and have experience operating loaders and/or wheeled or track skid-steers with pushers.

If you are ambitious, take pride in your work, and are seeking a long-term career or even try something new, we encourage you to apply to join our team. This position may be part-time or full-time depending on the candidate’s qualifications. Please see our other open career opportunities for full-time work potential.

About this Position

The candidate will be relied on to provide reliable snow/ice removal services to help our team and service our customers Assignments may include but are not limited to:

• Participate in snow removal and operate equipment during snow/ice events.
• Remove snow and ice from commercial parking lots, walkways etc.
• Work with Territory Manager to understand requirements of each site and expectations.
• Complete duties (snow/ice removal, salting/brining, final cleanups, etc.) in a thorough, safe, and efficient manner.
• Communicate with co-workers during weather events. Being available at all times.
• Ensure that all areas under our responsibility are adequately, safely, and efficiently cleared of snow/ice.
• Complete time sheets and site reports
• Ensure company resources are being taken care of.
• Follow company policies, procedures, and safety.

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications.

• Available to be on-call 24/7 and has ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, and long hours
• Respond in a timely manner when called to assist in winter events
• Ideally 2+ years of proven experience in snow/ice removal
• Possess strong experience in operating snow removal vehicles/equipment
• Mechanical knowledge a plus
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Positive, self-motivated and reliable
• Ability to multi task and can work in a fast-paced environment
• Strong communication skills and creates natural interpersonal relationships
• Ability to accurately keep records and stay organized using our time-tracking and audit software.
• Ability to work in all weather conditions, including extreme cold
• Experience in the landscaping, construction, mechanical fields and/or relevant trades
• Valid Driver’s License in MA/NH

Compensation, Benefits, and Culture

This job type may be a full-time or part-time position depending on the candidate. Design Works prioritizes competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate of experience and skills. We offer a comprehensive benefits package for qualifying applicants, including company sponsored health and dental insurance, earned paid time off, paid holidays, IRA plan with company match, continuing education, and professional development assistance.

Our culture promotes engagement of staff and their ideas and perspective. We support internal advancement opportunities and support our team in achieving their goals. We think it is important to put energy into a connected workplace through regular meetings, company events, and a family atmosphere. Our core values include promoting a great customer experience, focusing on employees, building effective teams, safety first, taking ownership, and operating with integrity.

Snow Removal Team Members

Overall Summary

Design Works is seeking Snow Removal Team Members to work with our Snow and Ice Removal Team. The ideal candidate will have some experience in snow and ice removal; however, we are happy to train a great candidate.

If you are ambitious, take pride in your work, and are seeking an opportunity in the landscaping field, we encourage you to apply to join our team. This position may be a year-round position with employment opportunities during our landscape season.

About this Position

The candidate will be relied on to provide reliable snow/ice removal services to help our team and service our customers. Assignments may include but are not limited to: 
• Participate in snow removal on lots and/or walkways. Operate equipment, snow blower, snow raider walkway machine and/or join our shoveling team during snow/ice events.
• Remove snow and ice from commercial parking lots, walkways etc.
• Work with Territory Manager to understand requirements of each site and expectations.
• Complete duties (snow/ice removal, walkway cleanup, final cleanups, etc.) in a thorough, safe, and efficient manner.
• Communicate with co-workers during weather events. Being available at all times.
• Ensure that all areas under our responsibility are adequately, safely, and efficiently cleared of snow/ice.
• Complete time sheets and site reports
• Ensure company resources are being taken care of.
• Follow company policies, procedures, and safety.
• In addition, snow removal team members will help wash equipment, help with shop work and complete other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications. 

• Available to be on-call 24/7 and has ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, and long hours
• Respond in a timely manner when called to assist in winter events
• Ideally 1+ years of proven experience in snow/ice removal
• Mechanical knowledge a plus
• Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
• Positive, self-motivated and reliable
• Ability to multi task and can work in a fast-paced environment
• Strong communication skills and creates natural interpersonal relationships
• Ability to accurately keep records and stay organized using our time-tracking and audit software.
• Ability to work in all weather conditions, including extreme cold
• Experience in the landscaping, construction, mechanical fields and/or relevant trades
• Valid Driver’s License in MA/NH
• Reliable transportation to and from work

Compensation, Benefits and Culture

This job type may be a full-time or part-time position depending on the candidate. Design Works prioritizes competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate of experience and skills. We offer a comprehensive benefits package for qualifying applicants, including company sponsored health and dental insurance, earned paid time off, paid holidays, IRA plan with company match, continuing education, and professional development assistance.

Our culture promotes engagement of staff and their ideas and perspective. We support internal advancement opportunities and support our team in achieving their goals. We think it is important to put energy into a connected workplace through regular meetings, company events, and a family atmosphere. Our core values include promoting a great customer experience, focusing on employees, building effective teams, safety first, taking ownership, and operating with integrity.

Hardscape Project Crew Lead

Overall Summary

Design Works is seeking an experienced Hardscape Crew Leader and lover of the outdoors to work collaboratively with our Outdoor Living Team and Landscape Maintenance Teams. The Crew Leader will provide hands-on work, teaching support, and will manage field-team members to convert creative design pieces into built work.

The successful candidate will be relied on to build patios, walkways, and walls, outdoor kitchens, steps, etc. You will be collaborating with our Project Manager, Site Preparation/Grading Crew and our Planting Crew to work together to complete full projects.

Design Works highly values communication, time management, and leadership skills. We encourage an environment of free-thinking, problem solving, and efficiency. If you are a driven individual, someone who takes pride in their day-to-day, seeks challenges and enjoys personal/professional development, we encourage you to apply to our team.

About this Position

Assignments may include but are not limited to:
• Work with project manager to manage daily labor and materials
• Thoroughly understand design/work plan and scope of work
• Proactive preparation of resources and time
• Direct and work with project team to complete hardscape projects
• Operate skid steers, compact excavators, power tools and other specialized equipment
• Work with customers to ensure their expectations are being met
• Identify additional opportunities for clients’ site improvement
• Coordinate completion of daily duties and cleanup
• Documentation of employee time sheets and site reports
• Snow help during the winter season
• Other duties as needed

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications.
• Minimum 2 years of proven experience in hardscape/construction
• ICPI/NCMA Certifications a plus
• Proven leadership experience
• Displays knowledge of grading, drainage, measurements, reading and translating plans.
• Mechanical knowledge a plus Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Positive, self-motivated and reliable
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment
• Strong communication skills and creates natural interpersonal relationships
• Ability to accurately keep records and stay organized using our time-tracking and audit software.
• Ability to work in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, and cold
• Meets driver requirements (valid license, no violations, motor vehicle report)
• Takes safety and a drug-free workplace seriously
• Can lift 70lbs continuously

Compensation, Benefits, and Culture

This job type is full-time, year-round. Design Works prioritizes competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate of experience and skills. We offer a comprehensive benefits package for qualifying applicants, including company sponsored health and dental insurance, earned paid time off, paid holidays, IRA plan with company match, employee referral bonus, continuing education, and professional development assistance.

Our culture promotes engagement of staff and their ideas and perspective. We support internal advancement opportunities and support our team in achieving their goals. We think it is important to put energy into a connected workplace through regular meetings, company events, and a family atmosphere. Our core values include promoting a great customer experience, focusing on employees, building effective teams, safety first, taking ownership, and operating with integrity.

Landscape Planting Crew Lead

Overall Summary

Design Works is seeking an experienced gardener, knowledgeable plant specialist, and lover of the outdoors to work collaboratively with our Outdoor Living and Maintenance Teams.  The Crew Leader will provide hands-on work, teaching support, and will manage field-team members to convert creative planting design pieces into beautiful built gardens. 

The successful candidate will be relied on to install professionally designed planting plans, including trees, shrubs, flowers, mulch, sod, loam, lawns and lighting around residential patios, pools, and home elevations.  You will be collaborating with our Landscape Architects, Project Manager, site and hardscape crews to work together to complete full projects. 

Design Works highly values communication, time management, and leadership skills.  We encourage an environment of free-thinking, problem solving, and efficiency.  If you are a driven individual, someone who takes pride in their day-to-day, seeks challenges and enjoys personal/professional development, we encourage you to apply to our team.   

About this Position

Assignments may include but are not limited to:
• Work with project manager to manage daily labor and materials
• Thoroughly understand design/work plan and scope of work
• Proactive preparation of resources and time
• Direct and work with project team to complete planting, sod and lighting projects
• Operate skid steers, compact excavators, power tools and other specialized equipment
• Work with customers to ensure their expectations are being met
• Identify additional opportunities for clients’ site improvement
• Coordinate completion of daily duties and cleanup
• Documentation of employee time sheets and site reports
• Snow help during the winter season
• Other duties as needed

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications. 
• Planting experience and/or a degree in landscape architecture or horticulture
• Minimum 2 years of proven experience in installing plant material
• Loves to work outdoors and enjoys physical work.
• Appreciates trees, shrubs, and perennials and likes to pursue further learning opportunities.
• Proven leadership experience
• Proven customer service experience
• Mechanical knowledge a plus
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Positive, self-motivated and reliable
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment
• Strong communication skills and creates natural interpersonal relationships
• Ability to accurately keep records and stay organized using our time-tracking and audit software.
• Ability to work in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, and cold
• Meets driver requirements (valid license, no violations, motor vehicle report)
• Takes safety and a drug-free workplace seriously
• Can lift 70lbs continuously

Compensation, Benefits and Culture

This job type is full-time, year-round. Design Works prioritizes competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate of experience and skills.   We offer a comprehensive benefits package for qualifying applicants, including company sponsored health and dental insurance, earned paid time off, paid holidays, IRA plan with company match, employee referral bonus, continuing education, and professional development assistance.  

Our culture promotes engagement of staff and their ideas and perspective.  We support internal advancement opportunities and support our team in achieving their goals.  We think it is important to put energy into a connected workplace through regular meetings, company events, and a family atmosphere.   Our core values include promoting a great customer experience, focusing on employees, building effective teams, safety first, taking ownership, and operating with integrity.

Landscape Lawn Care Pro

Overall Summary

Design Works is seeking an experienced and licensed fertilizer/pesticide professional to work collaboratively with our Landscape Grounds Maintenance Team.  The Lawn Care Manager will be responsible for managing lawn care applications, applying controlled materials, diagnostics, and customer service.  The manager will provide hands-on-work, teaching support, and will manage field-team members to maintain our residential clients’ properties.   This position requires a NH State Pesticide Applicator’s License. 

Design Works highly values communication, time management, and leadership skills.  We encourage an environment of free-thinking, problem solving, and efficiency.  If you are a driven individual, someone who takes pride in their day-to-day, seeks challenges and enjoys personal/professional development, we encourage you to apply to our team.   This position would include involvement in our management team. 

About this Position

Assignments may include but are not limited to:
• Work with account manager to manage daily labor and materials
• Thoroughly understand scope of work, products, product label instructions, schedule and safety procedures for lawn and pest control
• Proactive preparation of resources and time
• Direct and work with project team to apply fertilizers and pesticides to lawns
• Diagnose and address lawn problems such as diseases, insect damage, and any other abnormalities with a lawn or site
• Perform seeding, aeration, over-seeding, and major turf care renovations
• Work with customers to ensure their expectations are being met.  Respond to calls/site visits.
• Identify additional opportunities for clients’ site improvements and new business
• Coordinate completion of daily duties
• Documentation of employee time sheets and site reports
• Snow help during the winter season
• Other duties as needed

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications. 
• NH State Pesticide Applicator’s License.
• Loves to work outdoors and enjoys physical work.
• Proven leadership experience
• Proven customer service experience
• Mechanical knowledge a plus
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Positive, self-motivated and reliable
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment
• Strong communication skills and creates natural interpersonal relationships
• Ability to accurately keep records and stay organized using our time-tracking and audit software.
• Ability to work in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, and cold
• Meets driver requirements (valid license, no violations, motor vehicle report)
• Takes safety and a drug-free workplace seriously
• Can lift 70lbs continuously
• Champions a safety-first workplace

Compensation, Benefits and Culture

This job type is full-time, year-round. Design Works prioritizes competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate of experience and skills.   We offer a comprehensive benefits package for qualifying applicants, including company sponsored health and dental insurance, earned paid time off, paid holidays, IRA plan with company match, employee referral bonus, continuing education, and professional development assistance.  

Our culture promotes engagement of staff and their ideas and perspective.  We support internal advancement opportunities and support our team in achieving their goals.  We think it is important to put energy into a connected workplace through regular meetings, company events, and a family atmosphere.   Our core values include promoting a great customer experience, focusing on employees, building effective teams, safety first, taking ownership, and operating with integrity.

Landscape Mowing Crew Lead

Overall Summary

Design Works is seeking an experienced Crew Leader to work collaboratively with our Landscape Grounds Maintenance Team.  The successful mowing crew leader will be relied upon to perform a variety of landscaping activities, including, but not limited to general lawn mowing and maintenance, spring and fall cleanups, weeding, and planting for our residential outdoor living clients and commercial client base.   You will provide hands-on-work, teaching support, and will supervise field-team members to assure high quality work, performed in a timely manner.

About this Position

Assignments may include but are not limited to:
• Spring and fall cleanups, lawn mowing and trimming, planting, weeding, mulching, etc.
• Work with account manager to understand daily labor assignments and goals and to make sure customer expectations and scope are being met.
• Weekly maintenance of properties to upkeep beautiful and maintained lawns with clean edges and crisp lines.
• Be responsible for safely driving a truck and trailer from jobsite to jobsite, 5-6 days a week.
• Proactive preparation of resources and time
• Documentation of employee time sheets and site reports
• Snow help during the winter season
• Other duties as needed

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications. 
• Loves to work outdoors and enjoys physical work.
• Proven leadership experience
• Experience in the landscaping, construction, mechanical fields and/or relevant trades is a plus
• Can appropriately use and maintain grounds maintenance equipment (lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers, etc.)
• Mechanical knowledge a plus
• Good reputation and successful track record with clients, past employers, and co-workers
• Excellent attention to detail
• Positive, self-motivated and reliable
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment
• Strong communication skills and creates natural interpersonal relationships
• Ability to accurately keep records and stay organized using our time-tracking software
• Ability to work in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, and cold
• Meets driver requirements (valid license, no violations, motor vehicle report)
• Takes safety and a drug-free workplace seriously
• Can lift 70lbs continuously
• Champions a safety-first workplace

Compensation, Benefits and Culture

Design Works prioritizes competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate of experience and skills.   We offer a comprehensive benefits package for qualifying applicants, including company sponsored health and dental insurance, earned paid time off, paid holidays, IRA plan with company match, continuing education, and professional development assistance.  

Our culture promotes engagement of staff and their ideas and perspective.  We support internal advancement opportunities and support our team in achieving their goals.  We think it is important to put energy into a connected workplace through regular meetings, company events, and a family atmosphere.   Our core values include promoting a great customer experience, focusing on employees, building effective teams, safety first, taking ownership, and operating with integrity.

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