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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.

Landscape Architect/Designer

Houston, TX

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia, New York and Texas, is seeking an experienced landscape architect for the Houston, Texas office. Ten (10) plus 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.

This position will provide excellent design and management on our Memorial Park and Houston Ismaili Center projects through strong working knowledge of current industry standards and techniques and an in-depth understanding of NBW standards and best practices within the profession.  This position will also work on other Houston and Texas area potential projects in addition to developing business in the region.  

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Leads teams and projects, as assigned.
  • Lead or participate in presentations and client meetings
  • Superior collaborative and team skills
  • Provides and receives critical feedback, mentoring and critiques in a positive and constructive manner
  • Demonstrate team leadership skills
  • Understand project management demands and functions
  • Able to oversee and manage projects more autonomously and within budget
  • Function as a resource within the office through specific expertise
  • Understand fundamentals of writing contracts and proposals and participates in production
  • Oversee and manage full range of projects more autonomously and within budget
  • Handle project management demands and functions
  • Effectively balance multiple projects, deadlines, and demands
  • Meet administrative guidelines for time entry, expense tracking and hours projections

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • 10+ years of work experience

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