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HNTB Landscape or Urban Designer IV in Austin, Texas

What We're Looking For

At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.

This position will be a key participant and task lead in the design of the public realm and human centered mobility. This opportunity entails being responsible for independently developing design and technical solutions, plans and reports for small scale urban design, landscape architectural projects, transportation projects or for portions of larger projects. May serve as a Project Manager on a limited basis for select small scale projects. Task assignee on multiple projects. A focus will be placed on coordination of projects and programs requiring urban design expertise and coordination across disciplines resulting in a better built environment for community and infrastructure outcomes.

What You’ll Do:

  • Serves as technical lead or deputy lead from a variety of conceptual planning and concept development through construction documentation.

  • Investigates, evaluates, and recommends the design and technical solutions that best meet the project needs.

  • Leads technical tasks from conceptual planning, and concept development through construction documentation for landscape architecture and urban design tasks.

  • Develops conceptual, design development, and construction-level plans and technical specifications for urban design and landscape architecture (layout plans, planting plans, grading plans and construction details) using CAD software.

  • Develops preliminary design concepts, technical solutions, studies, graphics, models, animation, photo-simulations, illustrations, and reports for projects.

  • Directs landscape architectural, land planning, transportation, and urban design projects from concept development through working or submission drawings, and final urban design plans.

  • Coordinates with clients, sub-consultants, and in-house personnel on a regular basis to complete assigned tasks.

  • Leads the production of 3D graphics and renderings using the latest software.

  • Presents project work to client and community groups.

  • Supports public outreach coordination and facilitation.

  • Prepares scopes of work, fee proposals and responses to RFP’s.

  • May oversee the work and mentor less experienced staff.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Urban Design or related field or 6 years of related professional experience, or

  • Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Urban Design or related field and 5 years of related professional experience

What You’ll Bring:

  • Urban Design expertise focused on design of the public realm and human centered mobility.

  • Provides graphics, renderings and visualizations for internal and external communication, presentations and reports.

  • Gains proficient design and production skills in the construction/technical competency (i.e., PS&E) utilizing attention to detail, with from Section Leader or Manager. Provides guidance to less experienced staff.

  • Facilitates a team environment and works collaboratively with clients and/or consultants.

  • Key team member and task lead on urban design, landscape, and placemaking projects.

  • Checks calculations and drawings, serving as quality manager for assignments.

  • Serves as a mentor and may oversee the work of less experienced staff.

  • Provides direction for compiling estimates and take-offs. (i.e., area, quantities, costs, compliance).

  • Conducts the final review and signs-off/stamps.

  • Gains advanced proficiency with one or more CAD software (AutoCAD, MicroStation, etc.), 3D visualization software (Sketchup, Rhino, Revit, Lumion, etc.), and graphics software (Adobe Creative Suite). Provides guidance to less experienced staff.

What We Prefer:

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Urban Design or related field.

  • Registered Landscape Architect (RLA), Professional Landscape Architect (PLA), Registered Architect (RA), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Planning Group

ReqID: R-21223