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Hazen and Sawyer – Principal / Senior Principal Landscape Architect

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Hazen and Sawyer seeks to fill an immediate need for a Principal / Senior Principal Landscape Architect in their NYC office who is excited to grow and develop landscape architecture capabilities at Hazen.  The ideal candidate will be a licensed Landscape Architect who enjoys working across the disciplines for collaboration on small- and large-scale public infrastructure and climate resiliency projects and has a strong interest in ecological restoration.

The candidate shall be self-motived and experienced in all phases of landscape and site development including: field surveys and site reconnaissance, conceptual design, hand and computer graphics, project management, planting plans, construction documentation, shop drawing review, and construction management. They will have experience in ecological restorative design and ability to lead and conduct fieldwork including site analyses, planting inspections, and tree surveys. This position will work alongside the entire staff of Hazen’s engineers, scientists, architects, planners, and permitting specialists.

Experience with drafting and compiling Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, and permitting documents is highly advantageous.  Candidates who also possess experience or background conducting natural resource surveys and/or assessments (desktop and field) will be given greater priority. Strong writing skills, sharp attention to detail, big picture thinking, and the ability to review/prepare technical reports and repackage them for inclusion in public documents is essential.  The successful candidate will have outstanding verbal and written communication skills that enable them to effectively interact with clients and senior staff on a range of issues.

Minimum Requirements:

    • 5 years in the field of landscape architecture
    • Accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture
    • Licensed Landscape Architect or within one year of licensure
    • Strong design and graphic skills, both digital and hand drawn
    • Ability to motivate and lead project teams
    • Ability to assemble SD, DD, and CD level packages
    • Positive attitude and excellent communication skills with client and colleagues
    • Construction/technical competence
    • Professional experience in planting selection and design
    •  Local tree, shrub and groundcover identification
    • 2 years professional experience drafting in AutoCAD/Civil 3D
    •  Driver’s license and ability to drive to and through the city and tri-state area

      Proficiency in:

      • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
      •  AutoCAD or AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019+ and construction documentation drafting
      • Hand sketching and hand drafting

Preferred Qualifications:

    • 3 years NYC experience highly advantageous
    •  ISA Certified Arborist or interest in becoming certified
    •  ArcMap / ArcGIS
    •  Revit / Lumion / SketchUp
    •  Experience in drafting and compiling EIS, EAS and permitting documents

Additional Submittals

    • Digital Portfolio (PDF, 20MB max.)
    • Writing Samples
    • Cover letter
    • CV / Resume with list of coursework

Link to Application: Recruitment (


Work Location:

New York, NY

Number of Positions:


Submitters Name:

Elizabeth Moskalenko

Submitters Email:

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