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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 mail@sites-sw.com.

Position is open until filled.



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 mail@sites-sw.com and send your resume, portfolio and any information that would help us understand your talents and interests.

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