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AECOM Senior Landscape Architect in Cleveland, Ohio

United States of America - Ohio, Cleveland

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Landscape Architect to be based in Cleveland, Ohio.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

o Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

o #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

o VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

o Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About Buildings + Places

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Supervise and support the preparation of landscape architectural drawings for all phases on projects of various sizes

  • Work in collaboration with other designers on project types that include urban streetscapes, civic plazas, park design, campus planning and design, and community and connectivity planning

  • Manage preparation of documents and graphics for all phases of landscape architectural design, inclusive of site analysis, master planning, planning reports, schematic design, design development and construction documents

  • Manage the Landscape architecture team for complex public sector and private sector design projects

  • Work in a collaborative, multi-discipline, integrated environment, teaming with other design professionals to compile data and prepare design solutions

  • Support project team lead in preparing and managing budgets and schedules

  • Direct team members and others in the application of landscape architectural standards and guidelines

  • Manage contractor and client relations during construction for larger and more complex projects

  • Determine content of design presentations to client representatives and/or design review committees and present them

  • Participate in design meetings, work sessions and visioning, outreach and public forums

  • Consult with product manufacturers in order to evaluate and select construction materials

  • Assist in editing of technical specifications and reviewing shop drawings/submittals

  • Visit construction sites to gather information, review design intent, inform and support project team members during the construction phase

  • Participate in marketing efforts including proposal development, interview participation and presentations (this includes proposal writing and scope and fee negotiation)

  • Mentor junior staff and participate in performance coaching

  • Participate in the recruitment and interviewing process as requested

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or related field plus four (4) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in landscape architecture, including urban design, campus planning & design, streetscapes, and park and ecological related design

  • 5 + years of relevant project management experience

  • Licensed Landscape Architect

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Autocad

  • Possess strong graphic skills to generate two-dimensional and three-dimensional design graphics

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Business development experience, including leading pursuits and positioning to compete successfully on tenders and design competitions

  • Project management skills including project administration, scheduling, and budget tracking

  • Able to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 246820BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.