Employment Opportunities

We are seeking two creative and enthusiastic candidates:

Project Manager/Landscape Architect

An ideal candidate has:

  • A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture
  • 7-15 years professional experience
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Suite
  • Ability to multi-task under rigid deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with clients and colleagues at all levels.
  • Amazing organizational and time management skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit

Working with us, you will:

  • Supervise the preparation of landscape architectural drawings for all project phases
  • Work in a small collaborative, integrated environment, teaming with other design professionals to compile data and prepare design solutions
  • Establish and manage project budgets and schedules
  • Advise team members and others in the application of landscape architectural standards and guidelines
  • Manage contractor and client relations during construction for large complex projects in-office and on site
  • Create design presentations for client representatives and/or design review committees
  • Participate in design meetings, work sessions and public forums
  • Consult with product manufacturers, evaluate and select construction materials
  • Assist in editing technical specifications and reviewing shop drawings
  • Participate in marketing efforts including proposal development, interview participation and presentations (this includes proposal writing and scope and fee negotiation), and special events
  • Participate in the recruitment and interviewing process as requested
  • Regularly visit Charleston area construction sites to gather information, review design intent, and inform Team
  • Occasionally travel outside of the Charleston area

Entry Level Landscape Architect

An ideal candidate has:

  • A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture
  • 1-3 year(s) professional experience
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Suite
  • Ability to multi-task under rigid deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with clients and colleagues at all levels.
  • Amazing organizational and time management skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit

Working with us, you will:

  • Create landscape architectural drawings for all project phases
  • Work in a collaborative, integrated environment, teaming with other design professionals to compile data and prepare design solutions
  • Follow the Design Team’s application of landscape architectural standards and guidelines
  • Participate in design meetings, work sessions and public forums
  • Consult with product manufacturers, evaluate and select construction materials
  • Assist in editing technical specifications and reviewing shop drawings
  • Participate in marketing efforts including printing, proposal development, interview participation and presentations
  • Regularly visit Charleston area construction sites to gather information, review design intent, and inform Team
  • Occasionally travel outside of the Charleston area

DesignWorks offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package including group health insurance, matching 401(k), continuing education reimbursement, excellent work/life balance, PTO, and off-site office parking. While remote working is available, this position will primarily work from our downtown historic second story storefront office on King Street.

Please send portfolios and resume to Alison Schmidt, [email protected]. No office visits or phone calls please.

DesignWorks is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.