Landscape Architect
Durham, NC 
Posted 67 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
We are seeking a Project Landscape Architect 5-8 years' experience to join our Planning + Design Group in our Durham/RTP, North Carolina office. McAdams is proud to be part of the most interesting, iconic and impactful projects in the region. Our work is relevant because we understand that it takes more than design and engineering to create places. It’s about applying thoughtfulness and resourcefulness to create meaningful experiences that energize our communities.

Candidate develops designs for projects within various sectors (residential, commercial, institutional, municipal, parks &recreation and urban design).  This position will be asked to oversee and mentor more junior staff.  The successful candidate will interface with project design teams and be exposed to all facets of project delivery from inception through bidding and construction administration. Our work environment is both creative and dynamic so the optimal candidate will be eager to engage and possess excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program
  • RLA license required
  • 5-8 years of working experience

 Skill and Experience Requirements:
  • Produce high quality construction documents, bid packages and cost estimates
  • Experience in site planning at a variety of scale and project types including, public, commercial, residential and institutional
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) are required.
  • Ability to successfully navigate the site planning and construction drawing permitting process though a given jurisdiction
  • Proven project delivery experience including schedule management and internal / external coordination
  • Administer bidding process on public projects
  • Develop and mentor more junior staff
  • Computer skills with demonstrated expertise in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.) and Sketch-up
  • NC State Construction Office experience a plus
  • Candidates should provide work samples/portfolio electronically when submitting their resume

McAdams is a full-service land planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering and geomatics firm located in Durham and Charlotte, NC. McAdams has built its reputation throughout the industry over 38 years by delivering unmatched expertise and unwavering commitment to clients in a variety of markets including municipal, education, healthcare, as well as commercial and residential development. The firm is comprised of over 170 professionals that are united in their desire to achieve their clients’ visions through a thoughtful and resourceful process. Ultimately, we seek a partnership with our clients to further the opportunity to create meaningful experiences through inspired design.  Learn more about us today. Visit
Please note: No sponsorship available for this position.

We offer an attractive salary/benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, short & long term disability, long term care and 401(k)/Roth with company match, learning opportunities and much more. We invite proficient, dependable candidates to apply.

EOE: Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.  We are equal opportunity employers.  Decisions regarding hiring, promotions and terminations are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (over 40), disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

We participate in E-verify. Information from all employees’ Form I-9 is used to confirm work authorization.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 10 years
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