Associate, New York, NY

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia and New York is seeking an  Associate for the New York location. At least six (6) years experience is desired.  We are committed to design excellence in the creation of landscapes that are sustainable and honor ecological and cultural contexts of place. The broad knowledge base and diverse backgrounds of our staff contributes greatly to the firm’s ability to work on a diverse range of projects and to respond effectively to individual client needs.

An Associate provides excellent design and production to project teams through strong working knowledge of current industry standards and techniques and an in-depth understanding of NBW standards and best practices within the profession.  Leads teams and projects, as assigned..

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute reliably to design and production efforts within specified timeframes
  • Work effectively with project teams to meet deadlines, needs and requirements as a team
  • Build strong working relationships with clients, vendors and consultants
  • Provide some mentorship and training support within the office
  • Display strong command of required design tools
  • Oversee and manage smaller projects more autonomously and within budget
  • Travel to client sites as needed
  • Meet administrative guidelines for time entry, expense tracking and hours projections
  • Lead or participate in presentations and client meetings

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Understand project management demands and functions
  • Demonstrate team leadership skills
  • Superior collaborative and team skills
  • Apply NBW standards and techniques and adopt new skills
  • Provides and receives critical feedback, mentoring and critiques in a positive and constructive manner
  • Demonstrate excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Contribute to design and production efforts within specified timeframes
  • Show willingness to take on assignments and challenges
  • Function as a dependable and effective team player
  • Display professionalism in all communications and interactions (phone calls, face-to-face meetings, e-mails and other written correspondence)
  • Take responsibility for output and actions
  • Shows commitment to company values, goals and mission
  • Take on complex challenges with projects and within the office
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward projects, vendors, clients, and staff
  • Able to prioritize and meet competing project deadlines
  • Regularly generate creative ideas and solutions that help meet project goals
  • Contribute to innovation that elevates the quality of the work and speed of output
  • Able to oversee and manage projects more autonomously and within budget
  • Begin to work independently, show ability to complete projects and assignments with little supervision
  • Function as a resource within the office through specific expertise
  • Understand fundamentals of writing contracts and proposals and participates in production
  • Advanced proficiency in  AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Google SketchUp, or Rhino
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Education Requirements:

MLA or M.Arch desired; BSLA/BLA or related degrees will be considered based on experience and design strength

NBW offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. EOE.

Send resume, cover letter and samples of design work, up to 5MB total, in PDF format to hiring (AT) nbwla (DOT) com.  

Physical Demands and Work Experience:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Able to travel to project sites and locations, as needed, where conditions may be underdeveloped or without amenities designed for disabled individuals (e.g., fields, rocky terrain, farmland, forested areas, etc.)
  • Able to work overtime (nights/weekends) in order to meet specific deadlines
  • Able to lift up to 25lbs.