Landscape Design Coordinator
New York, NY 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR Design Philosophy

HDR is an award-winning design firm with landmark projects around the globe. From Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Europe, to North America, HDR is known for iconic design that is technologically innovative, conveys a clear message, and inspires. We believe that creative design and innovation require clarity of thought to distill complexity to an essential, simple and beautiful outcome.

Elevate the Vision

Translate the goals and aspirations of each client into architecture that elevates their vision to enhance their success.

Reinvent Smart

Use our expertise not to replicate what we've done before, but to design better every time, to innovate.

Value People, Place and Time

Shepherd sustainable design by being good stewards of time and resources, and respectful of communities, cultures and traditions.

Express Integration

Convey balance through clearly expressing the integration of building systems and advanced technologies throughout our architecture.

Capture a Bold Idea

Inspire wonder and foster curiosity by creating the unexpected; beautiful places that elevate the human spirit.

Our New York City architecture office is seeking a Landscape Design Coordinator/Urban Designer with experience in conceptual master planning and site design to join our growing Site Design Practice studio. Our midtown New York office provides an open and collaborative working environment along with an opportunity to be instrumental in shaping a diverse range of projects to be enjoyed by generations of users.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Landscape Design Coordinator, we'll count on you to:

The right candidate must have demonstrable design, and organizational skills combined with an aesthetic that covers all genres of design. Ideally this individual will be results-driven with competency in construction documentation and a knowledge of the built environment.

Candidates must be able to support multiple projects simultaneously, and to interact and coordinate effectively with integrated teams of specialists whether within the office or remotely. Candidates must have a strong work ethic and the willingness to learn and lead. Professional growth and advancement is encouraged and measured by a person's ability to assume responsibility.

As a team based, collaborative firm, we have a wide range of project types ranging from Healthcare, Science and Technology, Civic and Federal projects, both nationally and internationally.

Working with us, you will:

  • Prepare concepts, design development and graphic illustrations.
  • Provide design concepts and design development packages for various project types and sizes
  • Assist in developing and executing design concepts throughout construction documents
  • Participate in collaborative studio design meetings.
  • Work in collaborative integrated teams of professionals that include civil engineers, architects, building systems engineers, planners, transportation planners and environmental scientists.
  • Observe construction of projects to ensure compliance to documentation, quality control and consultant/contractor coordination.

Technical Skills Required

  • In-depth knowledge of 3D Modeling (Sketch-Up/Grasshopper and Rhino), preferred. Fluency in Autodesk Civil 3D, latest version and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Solid to Strong Hand Graphics.
  • Basic understanding and technical proficiency in grading, hardscape, soils, plant materials, and construction detailing.
  • Understanding and ability to incorporate sustainability concepts into overall site design concepts.
  • Interested candidates please submit a resume along with cover letter and portfolio with examples of built and unbuilt work.



Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture or related field from accredited program.

Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills.

Strong 2D graphic and 3D modeling skills preferred coupled with conceptual critical design thinking.

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment.

Intellectual curiosity and ability to think creatively with a thoughtful approach to problem solving.

Strong prioritization and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree preferred

Preference given to local candidates


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success; which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement. Typical starting pay range for this position is $65,000.00 - $93,125.00 annually depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Industry: Architecture
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Urban Design-Planning-Landscape Architecture
Job Posting: Nov 17, 2022

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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