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Careers With ER&M

Current Openings

Landscape / Ecological Restoration Construction Estimator

ER&M is currently seeking a self-motivated estimator, with a minimum of 2 years experience in estimating landscape installation projects and/or ecologically-based construction and installation projects (wetlands, reforestation, stream restoration, etc.). Responsibilities / qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending pre-bid meetings
  • Gathering, calculating and compiling take-off data for use in bid proposals
  • Maintaining current and accurate information on prices from suppliers/subcontractors
  • Basic knowledge of native and traditional landscape plant materials and products
  • Basic knowledge of various ecosystems (i.e. tidal wetlands, riparian forests, streams, etc.)
  • Utilizing both standard computer and Asset estimating systems
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Offce (Word, Excel) and Bluebeam
  • Post bid follow up

Reviewing scope of awarded projects with production manager
ER&M offers a competitive salary, health care, 401k, paid vacation time and a bonus program.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to Karina Mondragon

Landscape Crew Leader/Foreman Positions

ER&M currently has limited openings for both Landscape Crew Leader and Landscape Foreman to assist us with the installation of plants on new commercial construction and wetland/stream restoration projects throughout the Maryland, DC and NVA areas. As a Landscape Crew Member/Driver with ER&M, you will perform a wide variety of tasks, from craning large trees onto a green roof to installing wetland pugs with help of a john boat. Come Join Our Team!

Additional tasks of the Landscaping Crew Leader/Foreman include:

  • Installation of new plants, lawns and wildflower meadows
  • Installation of soil mixes, decorative gravels and site amenities
  • Maintain our installed projects
  • Operate vehicles, trailers and power equipment such as skid steers, tillers, sod cutters and small power equipment
  • Maintain a safe work environment on all projects

Job Requirements

As a Landscaping Crew Leader/Foreman with ER&M you must have landscaping experience, a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Work generally starts at 6:30am at our shop in Cockeysville, MD and ends around 5:00pm or when the job is done. Occasionally we contract for projects outside our normal work zone that require us to stay out of town. This means that you may be called on to travel to a jobsite Monday morning, stay in a hotel during the week and return home on a Friday. The hotel and food costs would be provided by ER&M. We are always home for the weekends.


At ER&M, we understand that our employees work hard, so we offer a generous benefits package, excellent career advancement opportunities, paid industry certifications, bi-annual bonuses based on the company’s performance and an hourly wage rate that could average as high as $35.00 per hour over a calendar year. ER&M completes a large number of local/federal government contracts that require us to pay certified wages to our crew members from $22.00 per hour up to as much as $80.00 per hour depending on the job and its location.

Additional benefits offered for the Landscaping Crew Leader / Foreman include:

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid holidays to be effective after probationary period of 90 days.
  • Paid Time off (PTO)
  • Enrollment in Bonus Program

Please forward your cover letter and resume to Karina Mondragon

Project Manager

As Project Manager, your general responsibility will require you to act as the liaison between the office and field supervisors, performing the following duties:

Project Scheduling:

  • Regularly review the general yearly/monthly “Projected Project Schedule” for new projects and updated scheduling changes.
  • Work with Project Management Staff and Estimators to identify those projects with special scheduling needs (i.e. project deadlines, specific planting seasons etc.)
  • Review individual project descriptions and scope, with Project Management Staff and Estimators, to get a handle on staffing, material, and incidental needs well in advance of the projected tentative start date.
  • Using the above information, communicate with client and/or ER&M Project Management Staff to confirm that specific projects sites will be ready and available by the date tentatively set for work to commence (when necessary, this will require site visits to confirm site availability).
  • Based on the information gleaned from the above tasks you will work with our Field Supervisor(s) to prepare, update, and implement weekly project schedules, including the allocation of manpower and equipment.

Project Management Assistance:

  • Assist Project Managers in pricing and procuring needed materials and plants. Issue PO’s as necessary.
  • Work with Field Supervisor (s) and Foremen to set up and schedule deliveries.
  • Make sure production goals are clearly set, and understood, for each project. Monitor and evaluate production. Assist Supervisor(s) and Foremen in making sure goals are met.

Quality Control:

  • Oversee and enforce Total Quality Control on all projects

Fleet/Equipment Maintenance:

  • Identify and present equipment needs. Purchase tools etc. and assist owners in purchasing process for larger equipment/vehicles
  • Track standard vehicle maintenance and work with Field Supervisor (s) to schedule
  • Stay updated on DOT requirements and make sure ER&M remains in compliance with all applicable regulations.

Administrative Duties/Staffing:

  • Review and submit weekly time sheets
  • Insure that all required paperwork is properly filled out and handed into the office in a timely manner
  • Identify field staffing needs. Conduct interviews for field labor and foremen. Work with Office
  • Manager to hire (assist in gathering and verifying properly executed new hire forms and associated employee identification)
  • Enforce ER&M Handbook rules and regulations. Take disciplinary action when required, and document thoroughly

Safety and Training:

  • Understand and assist in the implementation of ER&M safety requirements and procedures.
  • Enforce general safety program and documentation (tailgate meetings etc., equipment specific safety).
  • Familiarize yourself with all “job-specific” safety programs. Review same with project Foremen, and monitor same to ensure that it is being correctly and consistently implemented.
  • Help to develop and implement training program
  • Work with Supervisor(s) to ensure proper training and “ER&M certification” of proficiency in individual equipment operation, before allowing any employee to operate said equipment (i.e. skidsteer, boat, hydroseeder, chainsaw, etc.).

Please forward your cover letter and resume to Karina Mondragon

Ecological Restoration and Management, Inc. (ER&M) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Crew Member Training Day

Join us for a day and get to know us

Every spring we host a training day for those interested in joining us to have a chance to see just what it takes to be part of our ecological restoration team.