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Lead Gardener

  • 13 May 2016
  • 29 Jul 2016
  • Downsview Park

Lead Gardener


SECTOR OF ACTIVITY:  Operations & Maintenance

JOB TYPE:  Regular

COUNTRY:  Canada


CITY:  Toronto

AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Operations, Maintenance & Services

Company Summary

Since 1911, we have been part of society’s progress on five continents … and we’re not done! Our teams bring together some of the most skilled professionals anywhere. People like you, who have the desire to stretch their talents. By joining SNC-Lavalin, you’re seizing the chance to grow with a leader in engineering and construction offering challenges that never cease to inspire. Take this opportunity to go further.

Division or Project Summary

Managing office, industrial and retail assets in excess of 38M square feet, Arcturus provides a comprehensive scope of real estate management services through our committed team of over 500 geographically dispersed professionals. As an industry leader in integrated third party real estate management solutions, Arcturus has the experience and expertise to effectively manage our clients’ real estate through an innovative and collaborative management methodology. 
Our promise to our clients is to deliver an integrated suite of real estate services with the highest level of customer service available to help our clients capitalize on the performance of their real estate assets. 

Arcturus Realty Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin O&M Inc. (TSX: SNC).

Job Description

Downsview Park currently has a job opportunity for a Lead Gardener to assist in Park Operations. This is a full time regular position. Candidates must be living in or around Toronto area.

Reporting to the Manager of Parks, the Lead Gardener will be responsible for all Horticulture aspects of Downsview Park. This includes planning, maintenance, design and implementation. As well as scheduled and day to day operational activities within current service standards, Safe Work Methods and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Maintenance of horticultural displays, including planting, weeding, watering, cultivation and pruning.
Landscape (hardscaping and softscaping) design and installation.
Plant identification.
Shift work may be required including weekend and evening work.
Watering, installing new and utilizing current irrigation systems.
Grass cutting and field maintenance (fertilizing, aerating, etc.)
Maintenance of drainage systems, LIDs and bio swales.
IPM knowledge.
Garden design and seasonal planters.
Lead, train and guide seasonal staff members.
Installation and maintenance of park furnishings. 
Operate and maintain a variety of park maintenance equipment.
General park maintenance such as litter pick up, cleaning, painting, and other related maintenance.
Construction and maintenance of hardscapes.
Other duties as assigned.


Post-secondary education or accreditation in related horticulture, park, or landscape field. 
Competency in CAD programs related to horticulture considered and asset.
Basic computer skills - Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
Must possess and maintain a valid G license.
Must have a current knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Ability to work flexible hours, weekends as required.
Pesticide Sprayers License considered and asset.

Additional Information

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). 

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process. 

SNC Lavalin – a leader in Engineering and Construction is actively recruiting the best and the brightest people who are truly passionate about what they do. This is your chance to showcase your talents and skills by joining our project teams worldwide. 

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Apply for job (you will be redirected to the SNC-Lavalin website).

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