Lead Installer

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Start Date: Immediate  Compensation: $35-45/hour

Blue Dahlia is a landscape design and build company in operation since 2010 that designs, installs, and maintains private gardens and common areas in high end residences and businesses across New York City. Our team works carefully with our clients to craft a unique plan that will realize the maximum potential of every space. 
We are now seeking a full-time Lead Installer to oversee and implement the construction of these spaces while working closely with our designers and clients to bring their vision to life. Our Lead Installer must be comfortable working with a wide range of materials, from wood to bluestone, concrete, and paver systems, as well as directing a team in the completion of complex tasks. A keen understanding of construction techniques and safety protocols is a must. The ideal candidate will be able to start immediately.


  • Build and repair custom outdoor structures such as pedestal paving systems, stone patios, decks, fences, planters, trellises, and pergolas
  • Install wood decking and a variety of pavers and tiles on pedestal systems on rooftops and terraces
  • Read plans and construction drawings
  • Determine dimensions and material take offs needed from specifications in drawings, sketches, shop drawings, and construction drawings
  • Source, order, & pick up materials under the direction of the Project Manager
  • Direct and teach assistant installers as part of a small crew
  • Participate in design and construction meetings with Project Designer, Project Manager and Principal and clients


  • High level of experience with a range of construction materials and techniques
  • Able to start immediately
  • At least 3 years of landscape construction experience installing garden hardscape
  • Able to both lead a small crew and work independently
  • Experience gardening and planting and willingness to work with our gardeners is a plus but not required
  • OSHA 30-hour construction industry certification 
  • Neat and tidy appearance
  • Willingness to work outside in inclement weather
  • Dependable, punctual, with an excellent work ethic 
  • Excellent references
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record a plus but not a requirement
  • Positive attitude 

Additional Information

$35-45 an hour commensurate with experience 

Health and Vision Insurance for all staff working at least 30 hours
Professional development allowance after 1 year
Paid vacation after 1 year

To Apply: 
Please email photos of constructed projects, résumé, references, and cover letter to info@bluedahlia.nyc with “Lead Installer” in the subject line

Contact Information

Blue Dahlia
Email: info@bluedahlia.nyc