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 5-8 years)
New York, NY

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia and New York, is seeking an experienced Designer for the New York office. Five (5) to eight (8) 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

Staff Designer (experience 1-3 years)
Charlottesville, VA

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia and New York is seeking a Staff Designer for the Charlottesville location. Designers with one (1) to three (3) 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:

  • One (1) to three (3) 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