Landscape Architect / Graduate Landscape Architect – Mountain Bike Parks and Pump Tracks

Website Common Ground Trails

Reshaping the world to create outdoor enthusiasts

At Common Ground Trails, we are proud of our flexible, supportive, hardworking, but fun working environment that fosters excellence, creativity, and human connection. Our awesome team, plan, design, and build incredible mountain bike trails, pump tracks, and facilities throughout Australia. Our business is growing rapidly, and we are looking for great people to join our team – to help us to achieve our vision of reshaping the world to create outdoor enthusiasts. Located in beautiful Margaret River, our head office is on the trails with riding, hiking, and running in all directions. We also have teams working remotely across Australia and Canada in a number of equally amazing locations.

We are currently looking for our next legend – a Landscape Architect/Graduate Landscape Architect. This position will work in our Urban Design team to design Australia’s best mountain bike pump track and bike park projects.

The position:

  • Managing and delivering conceptual design and documentation, including concept plans and design reports;
  • Managing and delivering construction-level documentation, including plan drawings, detail drawings, and written specifications in line with assigned project deliverables;
  • Managing the day-to-day delivery of assigned projects to project completion;
  • Ensuring allocated projects are completed on time, within budget, and in accordance with specified standards;
  • Controlling project budgets including monitoring income and expenditure in relation to assigned projects and providing contract administration and project reporting;
  • Facilitating client interactions and consultations for assigned projects. Preparing and presenting associated briefing reports to management as needed;
  • Engaging with the community in a range of forums and scenarios;
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, best practices, software advancements, etc..

Our perfect candidate will have:

  • Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture or relevant discipline;
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience including in managing design projects from initiation to completion;
  • Previous pump track, skate park, or industry-related experience would be ideal but is not mandatory;
  • A high level of competency in Vectorworks or similar CAD program;
  • A high level of competency in 3D modelling/rendering software like Twinmotion or similar;
  • Competency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) and Microsoft Office (Excel and Word);
  • A passion for mountain biking, BMX, or bikes.

Our preference is that this position works from our office in Margaret River. We may consider a remote or hybrid arrangement for the right person.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to join a progressive, fast-growing business in a developing and evolving industry where your contribution will have a meaningful and positive impact on the world;
  • A hardworking, fun working culture and team, where we do a great job because we enjoy where we work and the legends we work with;
  • Clients and projects that will energise you. We push the boundaries to design and construct innovative mountain bike trails, pump tracks, skills parks, and play spaces across Australia;
  • A working base in our Margaret River office;
  • Outstanding mentorship from recognised industry leaders and subject matter experts, as well as opportunities to develop in our growing company and your career; and
  • A great salary commensurate with experience and demonstrated abilities.

More about who we are:

Common Ground Trails specialises in mountain bike trail and pump track-related services. Our team is a mix of experienced, skilled, and talented landscape architects, urban designers, trail builders, and other professionals who collaborate to deliver outstanding outcomes. We offer a professional perspective on services including:

  • Planning;
  • Design; and
  • Construction.

We are also experienced and passionate mountain bikers and trail users. We aim to infuse our enthusiasm into every project we undertake, from major destination development to small-scale volunteer projects and we have completed numerous successful and acclaimed public and private projects.

Our work is exciting, it’s fast-paced, it’s challenging, and it’s fun. We get to stand back at the end of a project and see what we’ve built. People get outdoors, get active, and connect with nature when they ride or walk our trails and tracks. This helps to create outdoor enthusiasts and environmental stewards, and we feel really good about this.

What’s next…

If you’d like to take the next step to work with us in this position, then we’d love to hear from you. Please apply with a cover letter and your resume addressing the criteria above. Please contact Katie at or on 0499 464 564 if you have any questions.
All applications will be held in strict confidence.

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