Careers

NBW is currently looking for the following positions:

We're always happy to connect with talented, creative and passionate professionals in our field.  Please submit your materials if you don't see a position that is a fit at this time, but would like to be considered for future opportunities at the firm.  

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Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects is a Equal Opportunity Employer, providing opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Designer (experience 4+ years)
New York, NY

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia, Houston and New York, is seeking an experienced Designer for the New York office. Four (4) or more 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.

We are interested in excellent design thinkers with production skills, from hand-drawing to CAD, to match, that also possess and in-depth understanding of landscape architectural best practices This position will primarily support work we are engaged in at Memorial Park and other Houston and Texas area potential projects.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute reliably to design and production efforts within specified timeframes
  • Work effectively with project teams to meet deadlines
  • Build strong working relationships with clients, collaborators, and consultants
  • Display strong command of required design tools
  • Oversee and manage smaller projects autonomously
  • Be efficient and budget conscious throughout
  • 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
  • Function as a dependable and effective team player
  • Shows commitment to company values, goals and mission
  • Take on complex challenges with projects and within the office
  • 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 efficiency of output
  • Understand fundamentals of writing contracts and proposals and participate 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.

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. 

Submit resume, cover letter and samples of design work here

Designer (experience 6-9 years)
Houston, TX

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia, Houston and New York is seeking an experienced Designer for the Houston office. Designers with one (6) to nine (9) years experience are 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.

Successful candidates will demonstrate strong design and graphic production skills including hand drawing and rendering.  Candidates should have a full range of project experience from conceptual design through construction administration.  Strong consideration will be given to those candidates with proficiency developing construction documentation.  Candidates must be detail oriented, efficient, adaptable to changing deadlines and priorities and work well collaboratively.  Designers are expected to think critically and contribute creatively to the design process.  The ideal candidate will share NBW’s commitment to design excellence.

Skills Required:

  • Six (6) to nine (9) years of applicable experience in a professional setting
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD and MS Office required
  • Working knowledge of 3-D modeling programs Rhino or SketchUp and associated plug-ins
  • Working knowledge of GIS and Revit preferred
  • Ability to construct and administer CAD drawings in accordance with office standards
  • Construction document and detailing experience
  • Strong oral, written and graphic communication skills
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to self-edit work and command a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to travel to client locations and work occasional nights/weekends

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.

Submit resume, cover letter and samples of design work here

 

Studio Manager
New York, NY

The Studio Manager will provide administrative and project-based support to the firm’s principal and the Nelson Byrd Woltz New York Office. This position is ideal for a person with prior experience in office management who also has a keen interest in landscape architecture or a related field. The Studio Manager position is primarily administrative, but offers opportunity to support designers on projects based on the candidate’s skills, interest, and experience.

Administrative duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work closely with accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resources, and office manager in the Virginia office
  • General office maintenance and errands: keep shared spaces neat and clean, keep office and facilities stocked with supplies and materials, take out trash and recycling, prepare mailings, maintain forms and spreadsheets, coordinate travel arrangements
  • Curate NBW’s Instagram account including image selection, photo editing, and writing captions
  • Coordination of office events, meetings, and public lectures
  • Welcome guests and clients who come into the office
  • Answer incoming calls and relay messages and information
  • Maintain an organized library of books, catalogs, and samples
  • Assist Principal with business and personal tasks
  • Serve as in-house technical support and primary contact for IT consultant
  • Assist with new employee onboarding and orientation

 

Project-based support tasks will be assigned by staff designers on as-needed basis and may include the following:

  • Source site materials
  • Print and scan documents for designers
  • Editing in InDesign, AutoCAD, or Photoshop (dependent upon prior experience)

 

Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to be friendly and professional in person, on the phone, and in writing
  • Ability to self-manage and anticipate needs
  • Ability to meet competing deadlines and prioritize demands
  • Strong grasp of MS Office Suite, particularly Excel & Outlook
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in working in and contributing to a collaborative office culture

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with budgeting, human resources and/or facilities management.
  • Experience with graphic design or architectural modeling software programs: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Civil 3D, Revit

 

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 25lb.
  • Must be able to travel off-site to client or other locations as needed
  • Must be available for occasional night or weekend work

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required.

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

Submit resume and cover letter here.  Applications will not be accepted without a cover letter and resume. No email applications please.