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Guntlow & Associates has a full time position available for a Landscape Architect. A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience is preferred. The ideal candidate would have experience in designing and specifying landscapes, hardscapes and plant materials in residential, commercial, institutional and municipal settings. Along with a mastery of grading and drainage design, the candidate will also have experience in stormwater management design and working closely with civil/site engineers.
Project management experience and professional registration preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Please email resume and cover letter to Vince Guntlow at firstname.lastname@example.org
***Although we would prefer a candidate with experience, we would consider a new graduate with some relevant experience such as with at least an internship for a year or two during their summers between semesters. ***
Location: Albany, NY
Title: Staff Landscape Designer
Description: Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) is seeking a versatile, team-oriented candidate for a position as Site (Landscape) Designer at our Albany office.
Qualified candidates shall have a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture with 2-5 years of professional site design experience. This position will involve the development of landscape architectural designs and construction documents under the direction of Project Managers. The candidate will serve as a member of, and contribute to, teams that include landscape architects, engineers, environmental scientists, planners, GIS analysts, and graphic artists. Minimum software proficiency requirements include AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microsoft Windows, Office Suite, and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite with emphasis on InDesign and Photoshop. The ideal candidate will work efficiently with diverse projects, demanding deadlines, superior technical accuracy, and artistic aptitude.
EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business for nearly 40 years (since 1979). EDR’s staff includes a diverse group of environmental professionals with expertise in cultural resources (archaeology, architectural history, and historic preservation planning), stream and wetland delineations, ecology, wildlife biology, botany, visual impact analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), environmental permitting, zoning and land use analysis, landscape architecture, and civil engineering.
To learn more about EDR please visit http://www.edrdpc.com/our-firm/
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to email@example.com or in writing to: EDR Human Resources, 217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000, Syracuse, New York 13202
The City of Salem has a position open in the DPCD for a Staff Planner (Arts and Culture), who is responsible for implementing and managing the Public Art Initiative and other economic development projects related to creative placemaking and creative community development. See the full job notice here https://www.salem.com/sites/salemma/files/uploads/staff_planner_arts_and_culture_final.pdf
The Town of Dedham is looking for a highly skilled professional to work assisting the Planning Board and Town of Dedham with all aspects of municipal planning, zoning, site plan, growth management and subdivision matters as delineated by state statute, local by-laws, local subdivision rules and regulations and Town and Department policies, procedures and directives and all other related work as required.
As the Town Planner, you would be accountable for directing all programs regarding municipal planning, zoning and subdivision matters within the Town of Dedham as delineated by state statute and local subdivision by-laws, rules and regulations. You would work under the general direction of the Planning Board and in strict accordance with applicable Massachusetts General Law, local subdivision rules and regulations, town policies, town by-laws and relevant state, federal and local regulations and standards.
Provides supervision and oversight for one full-time employee.
Regular schedule requires evening and possibly weekend work and the performance of duties requires work beyond normal business hours as necessary to attend and/or address frequent meetings, and possible emergencies, functions, and the like.
Assists Planning Board in the development of land use policies, guidelines and programs to implement the Dedham Master Plan. Represents Planning Board policy positions and responds to requests for information and explanation from Town officials and boards, private developers, citizen groups, consultants, state and regional agencies and the general public regarding land use regulations and municipal planning issues. Serves as Planning Board liaison between Planning Board and other Town, state or external departments, agencies or private concerns, fostering cooperative relationships and coordinated efforts.
Provides guidance and assistance on Town land use approval processes, by-law and regulatory compliance to all interested parties; supplies all requested information, data, documents, etc. to Planning Board members, individually and/or collectively; conducts planning studies regarding future development. Reviews existing planning and zoning guidelines, rules, regulations and by-laws and makes recommendations for revisions, updates, amendments, etc. Composes and compiles drafts, documents, data, presentations, warrant articles, etc. necessary to explain, educate and implement any revision, update or amendment.
Reviews site, subdivision, parking and landscaping plans, special permit applications and all other technical documents for conformance with local by-laws, the master plan and all other applicable regulations and guidelines, resolving and/or noting questions, issues or concerns prior to official action. Conducts field and site visits as required and/or requested. Attends Planning Board meetings and other board, committee, and commission meetings as necessary. Executes Planning Board decisions.
Coordinates and manages planning, engineering and/or wetland consultants, environmental, town counsel and special legal assistance services as assigned, or as incidental to the Planning Board’s subdivision, special permitting and site plan approval processes subject to the approval of the Planning Board.
Assists in the preparation of the annual department operating and capital budgets and periodic budget reports, and ensures department operations within budgetary constraints. Provides pertinent assistance to community and civic groups on relevant design and beautification projects, business and neighborhood development activities and cultural, housing, and historic preservation projects.
Establishes coordinated, mutually consulting relationship with Economic Development Director to assure operations and programs function to advance the goals and objectives of both areas without detriment to either.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or related field; five or more years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning and community development or equivalent experience; Master’s degree and AIPC certified strongly preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Thorough knowledge of Massachusetts municipal laws and regulations and possible Federal applications relating to municipal planning, zoning, subdivision precepts, the environment and historic preservation. Working knowledge of computer systems and software packages, inclusive of word processing, spreadsheets, scanning, Power Point or other presentations applications, electronic distribution of documents and email. Knowledge of construction standards and techniques highly desirable.
- Ability to maintain detailed and extensive records and prepare reports. Ability to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines. Flexibility to move from operational to systems demands among numerous departments/agents. Ability to deal tactfully and appropriately with the general public, town departments, state and federal agencies and their representatives, consultants, community groups, and elected and appointed officials. Exceptional communications skills, both verbal and written Skill in problem solving and project management. Skill in computer applications.
Send all resumes and salary requirements to Miriam Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dedham is an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity candidates to apply.
The City of Cambridge is seeking experienced zoning planners who are looking for a challenge. Please see job posting linked below for details, and send resumes and letters of interest by March 29, 2018.
- Master's degree in urban planning, real estate, architecture, or related field or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in a position involving regular analysis, interpretation, and/or development of zoning ordinances or by-laws, with Massachusetts experience preferred.
- Strong public engagement and consensus-building experience, especially involving stakeholders with diverse interests and opinions.
- Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and oral.
- Experience in collaborative and multidisciplinary team-based project work, in both leading and supporting roles.
- Ability to communicate with a diverse range of Department staff, other City employees, volunteer board/committee members, elected officials, and members of the public in a courteous and professional manner.
- Strong project management and consultant management skills.
- High level of motivation and detail oriented skills.
- Overall computer proficiency including general office applications (Microsoft Office suite) and advanced applications (e.g., Adobe Acrobat).
- Ability to prioritize workloads, multitask and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment.
- A genuine desire to study challenging and current issues in zoning and urban development.
- Ability to develop creative regulatory approaches within the legal framework of zoning.
- Knowledge of Cambridge is highly desirable.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work involves frequent evening meetings, requiring traveling to and through the city to project locations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involved is primarily indoors in a professional office setting although some work may be outdoors including construction sites and congested city roadways.
RATE: $72,788- $96,638/ year + excellent benefits.
The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum is an active Historic Site in Hadley, Massachusetts which tells the story of a New England family and their household over two centuries.
POSITION: MUSEUM ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP: (two positions available)
DATES: May 1 through Labor Day (Sept 3) and Sept 3 through October 20
HOURS: 30 hours per week, May through September 3; 20 hours per week 1‑4:30 pm, September through October 15; Saturday through Wednesday
DESCRIPTION: The Museum Assistant's primary responsibility will be to give daily tours of the museum and to maintain museum interiors. He/she will also assist the director with programming special events which include a folk traditions series, colonial teas, special tours, community events, and art exhibits. In addition to tours, tasks will include media, clerical, curatorial, archival assistance and caring for the historic gardens and grounds.
- Excellent verbal and writing skills
- Interest in museums and history
- Driver's license, and preferably a car
SKILLS: Strong presentation skills, historical knowledge, computer experience including web and database maintenance, MS Word, MS Publisher, Lotus Approach; Good typing skills
- Experience or interest in small history museums
- Ability to work independently and as a team
- Highly motivated and self‑directed
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to work well with the public of all ages
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Historic interpretation and preservation, educational tour and exhibit development, American, family and women's history, archival processing, writing and journalism, historic gardens.
TO APPLY: Send resume, letter of interest and include a telephone number to:
Susan J. Lisk, Executive Director,
Porter‑Phelps‑Huntington Foundation, Inc.,
130 River Drive, Hadley, MA 01035
Bayer Landscape Architecture, PLLC is seeking Entry Level and Mid-Level Landscape Architects.
The studio is in the historic Village of Honeoye Falls, NY, just outside of Rochester.
They are seeking talented, vibrant designers that will collaborate with other member of the team on an impressive array of projects and will be involved with all phases of the design process. The ideal candidate should be well organized, and creative. The positions offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Candidates must have a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. They must have strong design, communication, and interpersonal skills. Proficiency with AutoCAD, the Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUP is essential.
Mid-level candidates should have 5 or more years of solid experience in a professional design office and are expected to have excellent technical skills and project management experience.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and portfolio to Mark Bayer, Principal. email@example.com
Join CMG Landscape Architecture’s team of passionate and innovative designers for their summer internship. They are looking for motivated and creative individuals to participate in design and production efforts on a range of local and regional landscape and urban design projects. Together with CMG principals and designers, interns will also explore research questions that advance CMG’s design research and long-term project initiatives. Applicants should desire a highly collaborative environment where critical thinking is valued and required.
Years of Experience: Entry Level
Compensation: Paid internship
Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
Landscape Designer – 1-2 Years’ Experience – Full Time
Offshoots, Inc. seeks a landscape designer/architect, with a minimum of one – two years of previous experience, to join our Boston office team.
We are looking for a self-starting and flexible individual to help grow our office. Responsibilities will include all aspects of an entry-level landscape design position including:
- Illustrating productive landscape systems, including diagraming phytoremediation and ecological planting strategies, 2D and 3D renderings
- Construction detailing and drafting of projects ranging from residences to multifamily housing, public parks and streetscapes
- Graphic layout of reports and image books in Adobe InDesign
- Opportunities for design collaboration and research
Candidates must have excellent graphic design skills, including ability to create photorealistic perspectives, 3D visualizations, diagrams and rendered plans. Familiarity with Adobe Suite and AutoCAD is essential. Ideal candidates will be self- starters, with strong design sensibility, and creative energy. Prior professional work experience is required including some experience with construction document preparation. Interest in phytoremediation and productive ecological landscape systems is essential.
We are seeking a full-time candidate to join us within the next few months and will continue our search until the right individual is found. Part-time opportunities may also be available.
Please email cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a pdf of work samples or a portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Landscape Architecture Intern
Offshoots, Inc. seeks a landscape architectural design intern to join our Boston office team for the Summer of 2018.
We are looking for assistance illustrating productive landscape systems, including diagraming phytoremediation strategies for several project sites. Candidates must have excellent graphic design skills, including ability to create photorealistic perspectives, 3D visualizations, and rendered plans. Familiarity with Adobe Suite and AutoCAD is essential. Ideal candidates will be self-starters, with strong design sensibility, and creative energy. Some prior professional work experience is highly preferred. Interest in phytoremediation and productive ecological landscape systems is essential.
Part-time summer opportunities may also be available. The summer internship could turn into a permanent position with the right candidate after graduation.
Please email cover letters, resumes, and a pdf of work samples or a portfolio, and three references with contact information to email@example.com
The Massachusetts Port Authority ("Massport") is seeking student applicants for a summer intern position in the Transportation, Maritime, and Land Use unit of the Strategic and Business Planning Department. The work will involve transportation and land use analysis using primarily Geographic Information System (GIS) software, as well as other standard Microsoft Office spreadsheet, database, and presentation
Applicants should be recent graduates or enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or technical degree program in city, urban, and/or regional planning; transportation; geographic information systems; public policy; environmental studies; or a related field.....
Woodburn & Company Landscape Architecture, LLC
Woodburn & Company is a landscape architectural firm located in southern New Hampshire. Our varied work includes residential, commercial, institutional and municipal projects. We are seeking an entry level landscape designer or landscape architecture student/recent graduate looking to gain valuable experience in a professional office. Candidates should be enthusiastic, motivated and organized. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Word is highly valued.
Please e-mail Vicky Martel (firstname.lastname@example.org) with resume and work samples.
Position Title: Entry Level Landscape Designer
Job Description: Candidates should possess a degree in landscape architecture from an accredited program. Skills required for this position include a working knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suites as well as respectable design ability. We will provide training in everything else needed for this position. This is a very hands on position and the hire will be engaged in all aspects of our projects including but not limited to, design development, client relations, and construction oversight.
Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) is seeking to fill two Transportation planner positions.
Submit cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references via email by March 16, 2018
The Town of Medway has posted the job opening for its Director of Community and Economic Development.
For further information, see this link. https://www.townofmedway.org/sites/medwayma/files/uploads/218jp-director_of_community_economic_development.pdf
Due date for resumes is February 9, 2018.
We design downtown revitalization plans, resiliency plans, transportation corridors, streetscapes, and transit-oriented developments. Stantec’s Urban Places is the place where great ideas and rewarding careers happen. Our highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team specializes in urban design; integration of architecture, street design, public space design, and sustainability
with urban planning; bicycle, and pedestrian-oriented planning. We connect the people, places, and resources that take a project from concept to reality.
Interns are be encouraged to develop their skills while supporting our team with new project proposals, existing conditions analysis, concept design, and production of analysis and presentation documents, and project presentation graphics.
Applicant should be a current student or recent graduate of an accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree urban architecture or urban planning oriented program. We are seeking interns with
excellent design, graphic, computer, writing, and technical skills, and who are self-motivated and passionate about design. The ideal candidate should have strong time management, critical thinking, and organizational skills, and have the ability to work with others, as well as independently. Experience with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, SketcUp, and the Adobe Creative Suite is essential.
To apply, visit https://stantec.jobs/boston-ma/urban-planning-intern/806F083F49EB4BA6807489F2207A20F2/job/
Full applications must be received by MARCH 16, 2018.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Student Internship Program is currently accepting applications for the Summer of 2018. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 5PM PST.
The City and County of San Francisco is seeking student interns for various engineering and architecture disciplines, to provide support to in-house Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Surveying · GIS · IT staff. The City Departments that employ interns are the Airport Commission (SFO), Department of Building Inspection (DBI), Department of Technology (DT), Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), Port of San Francisco (Port), San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Public Works, and Recreation and Park Department (RPD). Interns will gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of experienced professional engineers, architects, planners and surveyors. Interns will participate in various activities in the respective City Departments.
Positions may be available in the following Areas:
|Architecture||Hydraulics||Storm Water Management|
|Chemical Engineering||Information Technology||Structural Engineering|
|Civil Engineering||Landscape Architecture||Surveying|
|Computer Science/Information Services||Mathematics||Traffic/Transportation Engineering|
|Construction Management||Mechanical Engineering||Traffic/Transportation Planning|
|Electrical Engineering||Planning||Utilities Engineering|
|Environmental Engineering||Project Management||Water Resources|
|Geographic Information System|
|Starting Salary:||$27.5375 per hour ($2,203 Bi-weekly salary)|
At the time of filing, the applicant must be in an accredited Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Computer Science/Information Services Program · Mathematics at a university or a related field at a community college. An applicant must be returning to their undergraduate program or entering/continuing a graduate program in the Fall 2018. For students that have graduated, an applicant can be appointed to begin work within 6 months after graduation.
Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord-Lincoln-Lexington, Massachusetts is offering an exciting 12-week summer internship in partnership with the Greening Youth Foundation and National Park Service Geological Resources Division Mosaics In Science Program.
The internship will focus on documenting rare plant and turtle species in the park, utilizing Global Positioning and Geographical Information Systems (GPS and GIS) to record field data, and developing management strategies to protect these species. Additional information is included in the attachment.
Applications are due February 4, 2018.
Learn more about the internship online and application questions are available here. (http://www.mosaicsinscience.org/apply/) Graduate level students are encouraged to apply as the position offers a Direct Hire Authority opportunity.
Stantec Planning and Landscape Architecture, a global and leading multidisciplinary design firm, is seeking summer landscape architecture interns to complement our staff in multiple offices across the United States and Canada.
Whether it's an urban park, a commercial center, or a residential neighborhood, we design the spaces that make communities feel like home. Stantec is the place where great ideas come to life and rewarding careers happen. Our highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team specializes in design visualization; master planning; park and recreation design; bicycle, pedestrian, and multiuse trails; outdoor sports and athletic facilities; healthcare and therapeutic garden design; education and campus planning and design; traditional neighborhood development; transit oriented development; and landscape assessment and rehabilitation. We connect the people, places, and resources that take a project from concept to reality. Our studios are client-centered, business casual, friendly, but also a fast-paced environment to work in.
Find your opportunity
Go to stantec.jobs and find your opportunity by entering “landscape architecture intern” in the search bar and then choose your desired office location(s).
Submit your resume
Please be sure to include an internet link on your resume to a location where we can download the following additional required application materials:
- Cover letter
- Two letters of recommendation
- Landscape Architecture / Design Portfolio
Full applications must be received by FEBRUARY 16, 2018.
We will review applications based upon creativity, critical thinking, and design communication skills.
All applicants will be notified by MARCH 2, 2018.
We look forward to hearing from you.
This summer, Conservation Design Forum is offering talented landscape architecture students and recent graduates a paid internship position in our Lombard, Illinois office. Please refer to the attached files for details.
SITES Southwest is hiring a planning/community design project manager and a landscape designer.
1 to 2 years’ experience
Sites Southwest is dedicated to improving place through environmentally appropriate, creative, and contemporary design. We are a diverse group of design professionals who work collaboratively across multiple disciplines, including landscape architecture, planning, urban design, strategic planning, and environmental design. Our design process starts with an understanding of ecology, an intuitive understanding of need, and thoughtful execution to create inspiring, contextually-responsive solutions.
Sites Southwest is seeking a landscape architect or designer to join our team. We are seeking motivated team players with a passion for landscape design and urban design and a commitment to affecting positive change in the Rio Grande corridor. We offer a competitive salary and robust benefit package.
The successful applicant will be heavily involved in a range of cutting edge projects focusing on great design and green infrastructure for a wide variety of project types. The main duties and responsibilities of this position will be doing research, creating conceptual ideas and renderings, design drawings and documentation, and providing construction services for great clients while contributing to your own advancement and helping realize a more appropriate vision for site and landscape design in the southwest.
This role requires proficiency in design and organization through hand drawing, AutoCAD, the Adobe Design Suite, and rendering software. It also requires a passion for the environment and excellent design in a collaborative setting. Exceptional communication skills within the team and with clients will be essential to be effective in this role. Candidates must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program. If you are passionate and engaged, you will thrive at Sites Southwest.
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact us at email@example.com and send your resume, portfolio and any information that would help us understand your talents and interests.
PLANNING/COMMUNITY DESIGN PROJECT MANAGER
The firm is seeking a talented individual to lead our planning projects. The firm’s portfolio of projects includes comprehensive plans; downtown and redevelopment plans; housing plans; development process (zoning and land use); collection and analysis of socioeconomic data; public speaking and meeting attendance; public participation and input facilitation; creation of maps, graphics and other exhibits; plan writing; and proposal writing. Applicant should exhibit knowledge of land use regulations – traditional zoning, form based codes, design standards, subdivision regulations. Our clients include municipalities, counties, state agencies, private developers and institutions.
This position will be a primary point of contact with our clients and teaming partners. The position provides an opportunity for a person who can work comfortably in multidisciplinary teams, both as the team leader and as a subject matter expert.
Minimum qualifications include a graduate degree in community and regional planning or related degree. Applicant should have 5 to 10 years of experience following graduation, with increasingly responsible roles in land and site planning, policy development, plan and proposal writing and project management. Applicant must be able to work independently and organize a project team to meet deadlines and budgets. AICP certification required or obtained within one year of date of hire. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products is essential. Spanish language skills, proficiency in software relevant to planning projects and previous consulting experience will be considered a plus.
The successful applicant will manage projects from conception through completion and coordinate multidisciplinary teams with our landscape architecture and environmental planning staff and our subconsultants. The position is based in our Albuquerque office. Project locations are throughout New Mexico and the El Paso area. Travel is required.
We offer outstanding benefits for full-time employees and flexible working hours.
Submit cover letter summarizing past planning experience and professional goals, a resume with three references, and a short writing sample (under ten pages) related to planning via e-mail, flash drive, or CD to Sites Southwest, 121 Tijeras NE, Suite 3100, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Attn: Kumiko Styes; or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position is open until filled.
Design Workshop is now accepting applications for the 2018 summer internship program for students pursuing degrees in landscape architecture, urban design and/or planning as well as recent graduates. Design Workshop requires applicants to apply through our online Employment Application. The application deadline is January 12th at 11:59pm MST.
In conjunction to the application process, there will be a virtual information session highlighting our summer internship program on January 9th. Attached is a flyer with additional information! Please share this with all interested students and colleagues. Registration is required in order to receive the webinar information.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is hiring for a Regional Arts and Culture Planner. They are looking to fill this position by early 2018.