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VHB Landscape Architect in Watertown, Massachusetts


Landscape Architect

Under moderate supervision, the Landscape Architect, performs a variety of assignments requiring the application of standard landscape architectural techniques. Exercises limited independent judgment evaluating, selecting, and applying standard landscape architectural techniques, procedures, and criteria to make minor design adaptations and modifications. Working within an extremely supportive team, you will assist in developing aesthetically pleasing and functional site designs from concept to construction for a variety of private and public landscape architectural projects (e.g., retail, single- and multi-family residential, corporate campuses, mixed use developments, academic buildings, streetscapes, parks, plazas, public spaces).


  • Prepares landscape design drawings and related project documents (e.g., sketch-up models; illustrative plans, sketches, and cross-sections by hand and computer).

  • Analyzes design and construction systems, design layouts, and construction features, which require researching, compiling, and recording information for assigned project work.

  • Develops planting plans and technical details.

  • Writes project specifications.

  • Prepares estimates of probable construction costs.

  • Conducts site and construction inspections for information gathering purposes, preparing interpretive reports for review and approval.

  • Prepares graphics for presentations.

  • Performs job functions in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and company policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in a design/landscape architectural setting, whether through coursework or professional experience

  • BLA (or graduation pending) from an accredited Landscape Architecture Program

  • Internship experience preferred

Skills & Knowledge

  • Practical knowledge and understanding of concepts, practices, procedures, and methodologies in Landscape Architecture.

  • Knowledge of hardscape and softscape design (i.e., plant identification; plant selection; horticultural and arboricultural practices).

  • Familiarity with sustainable design practices preferred.

  • Familiarity with relevant federal, state, and local regulations and agencies preferred.

  • Experience using industry-standard software (e.g., AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Adobe Creative Cloud, ArcGIS, MicroStation) preferred.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Strong 3-D design and rendering skills

WE ARE VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment.

Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience.

  • Inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation

  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects

  • Amazing co-workers

  • A focus on learning and development

  • Flexible, hybrid workplace

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing and we hope you’ll join us!

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.



ID: 2022-2761

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Street: 101 Walnut Street

Telecommute: No