Principal Landscape Architect / Studio Manager

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/21/2023 8:02 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Landscape Architect
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


NV5 is seeking a Principal Landscape Architect / Studio Manager to join and support the growth of our landscape architecture practice in New York City. As a Principal Landscape Architect, you will oversee a range of types and sizes of projects, including parks, plazas, streetscapes, green infrastructure, and coastal resiliency projects.  NV5 is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with a focus on shaping and improving the public realm, while supporting sustainability and resiliency goals.

We are seeking experienced applicants with both design and technical skills who can effectively manage an interdisciplinary team in the execution of large complex projects. The successful applicant will also demonstrate both a desire and ability to aid in the growth of the practice by cultivating client relationships and participating in the writing of project proposals.  This is an opportunity to join and help grow an already successful team.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communications skills and have experience directing and mentoring junior staff. They are a team player comfortable coordinating and collaborating with in-house professionals from allied disciplines including architects, engineers, and environmental specialists, as well as sub-consultants. The role would suit a motivated proactive individual looking to advance their career at a dynamic company that rewards those not afraid to take initiative.

  • Management and technical oversight of projects
  • Act as a team-lead able to delegate to, motivate and mentor staff.
  • As the lead management and technical person on projects, the Principal LA will actively participate in and manage projects, including strict adherence to Client schedule and budget.
  • Track and manage successful financial performance on individual projects including profit margin, staff utilization rates, invoicing, and collections.
  • Manage and cultivate client relationships.
  • Pursue new work and prepare proposals
  • Oversee design and contract document preparation.
  • Work with interdisciplinary team of design and engineering professionals.
  • Be familiar with typical contract requirements and industry laws around professional practice.
  • Public speaking and presentations.


Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture or related field, master’s degree preferred.

Required/Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years of professional experience
  • Experience with NY and NYC Public Agency work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Capable of working effectively in a leadership role with minimal oversight, takes initiative.
  • Strong computer/ analytic skills, facility with spreadsheets and project management software.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Auto Cad are required.
  • Proficiency with Adobe suite a plus
  • Preferred Licenses and accreditations: Licensure in New York State



The pay range for this New York City position is $115k - $150k per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided in accordance with NY Senate Bill S1326. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



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