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Landscape Architect / Project Manager

Sites Southwest is an environmentally oriented planning and design practice headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a sister office El Paso Texas. Since our inception over 23 years ago we have been focused on creating places that are sustainable and equipped for the future, whether planning an urban environment, designing an ecologically appropriate natural area or developing park plans. Our design work highly emphasizes value-added infrastructure through design of complete streets, green stormwater infrastructure and the use of recycled and other low impact materials.

Being an established firm, we value landscape architectural candidates who would be excited to take on a variety of projects and help further develop our office culture, diversify our skill set, or otherwise expand our practice. We are looking for a passionate, creative, and highly motivated landscape architect to join our team and help shape the future of our company in a collaborative and innovative work environment.

This full-time landscape architectural position in our Albuquerque office is for a project manager with 6 to 12 years of experience. If this position appeals to you, your professional responsibilities will be to work on landscape architectural projects and collaborate with our planners. Primary responsibilities will be to lead all components of projects, including preliminary planning and conceptual design, design development, design oversight, preparation of construction documents/technical specifications and drawings. You will also be asked to mentor younger staff, collaborate with clients, and assist with marketing and business development efforts, as well as to help grow the firm. Versatility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks within projects are essential. Our ideal applicant will be invested in our firm and our projects with positive energy, organizational skills, and an outgoing personality with excellent communication, management and technical design proficiencies. Some travel will be required.

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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Skills

• Strong technical and design skills with demonstrated experience of executed project work and/or implementation. Must have demonstrated experience implementing projects

• Knowledge of natural systems, appropriate plants, and site and region-based water conservation. Strong Understanding of the southwest environment, an interest in sustainability and ecologically sensitive design

• Exceptional level of design expertise and proficiency in developing design content in the areas of parks, open space, trails, recreation centers, streetscapes and public projects, including all phases of design and construction

• Project management experience, including scope and budget management, client development, consultant team coordination, managing meetings and leading presentations • Desire to work closely with clients and assist with marketing

• Previous experience with applied green street design and/or sustainable infrastructure design and technical knowledge of implemented green infrastructure systems

• Experience in AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Lumion, or other 3D applications and Adobe Creative Suite • Licensed Landscape Architect or seeking licensure in the state of New Mexico

• Sites AP, LEED AP, and certification is a plus

In addition to the attributes described above, qualified candidates for this position will bring maturity and emerging technical expertise to their work, with a solid working knowledge of planting design, grading design and construction detailing.

If you think you might be a good fit for our team, please email us your resume and portfolio.

Landscape Designer / Landscape Architect-In-Training

 

Sites Southwest is an environmentally oriented planning and design practice headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a sister office El Paso Texas. Since our inception over 23 years ago we have been focused on creating places that are sustainable and equipped for the future, whether planning an urban environment, designing an ecologically appropriate natural area or developing park plans. Our design work highly emphasizes value-added infrastructure through design of complete streets, green stormwater infrastructure and the use of recycled materials that shape our projects.

We are an established firm and we value landscape designers who would be excited to work on a variety of projects with a collaborative team and a very innovative environment.  We are seeking motivated team players with a passion for landscape design and urban design and a commitment to affecting positive change in the southwest.

This full-time landscape architectural position in our Albuquerque office is for a landscape designer with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience.  If this position appeals to you, your professional responsibilities will be to work on landscape architectural projects with our team and collaborate with our planners.  You will be deeply involved in a range of projects focusing on great design with a green approach.  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.

This role requires proficiency in design and organization through hand drawing, AutoCAD, the Adobe Design Suite, and rendering software. 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.

Skills

  • Knowledge of natural systems, appropriate plants, and site and region-based water conservation. Strong Understanding of the southwest environment, an interest in sustainability and ecologically sensitive design.
  • You may prepare or assist in preparing conceptual, schematic and final construction documentation of landscape plans (construction, irrigation, grading and drainage, etc.) working with landscape architects and planners.
  • Able to perform research, landscape studies, narratives, and preparation of master plans, including writing, and other production.
  • Able to assist in completing design projects while maintaining respectful & professional relationships with co-workers. Exhibits a willingness to help out the project team as necessary. Coordinates workloads with others while respecting their obligations.
  • Experience in AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Lumion, or other 3D applications and Adobe Creative Suite. Minimum other software skills required in Microsoft and office software.
  • Monitors landscape installation.
  • May communicate with clients, the public, equipment manufacturers and contractors.


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