LWLA has an immediate opening for an experienced Landscape Designer/Landscape Architect.  Our office offers a collaborative and congenial work environment and a competitive salary and benefits package, including fully paid health insurance, paid/sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement plan with an employer contribution.  We also encourage all employees to attend education seminars/classes and other professional development opportunities.

Required qualifications

  • 7+ years of landscape design experience (concept design through design development and construction documentation), including both public and private work
  • Planting design proficiency and knowledge of plants of the northeastern United States
  • Strong design, graphic, technical, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage own projects while assisting/overseeing other staff in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
  • Proficiency with design, spreadsheet, and word processing software (AutoCAD, Creative Suite, MS Office)

Desired qualifications

  • Licensed/Professional Landscape Architect
  • Project experience that includes ecological restoration and innovative sustainable design strategies

Responsibilities

The designer, who will be responsible for projects from initial client consultation through job completion, will work with all staff on:

  • Project proposals and estimates
  • Site analysis and natural resource inventories in preparation for design development
  • Lead a design through all aspects of documentation with an emphasis on plant selection
  • Coordination with contractors, clients, consultants and firm team members
  • Oversight of project installation
  • Writing of long-term project management documents
  • Mentoring of design staff

 

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and work samples in PDF format to Rebecca Kagle at rkagle AT lweanerdesign.com.  Work samples must demonstrate native planting design experience.  No telephone inquiries please.  While we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.