Consensus Planning Job Announcements


Landscape Architect / Team Leader

Consensus Planning provides landscape architectural, planning, and urban design services throughout New Mexico and the region. Since its inception in 1991, the firm has remained innovative and creative while basing our work on a solid foundation of experience gained from over 30 years of successfully implemented plans. Our landscape architectural projects range from small commercial and residential community design to large-scale master planning projects, including sport and recreation complexes, office and commercial developments, streetscape and urban design elements, multi-family residential, community theming and design, and mixed-use developments. We utilize a collaborative approach that builds upon our reputation and commitment to our profession and the community while adding value to our clients’ projects.

Consensus Planning is seeking an energetic Landscape Architect to join our team of landscape architects, urban designers, and planners at our office in Downtown Albuquerque. We are looking for someone who will be a thoughtful and creative leader on the design aspects of the firm and is passionate about enhancing both public and private spaces. The ideal candidate will continue our strong design leadership role in New Mexico and expand into new markets, new technologies; mentor our existing design team; and demonstrate our core values – purpose, integrity, enthusiasm, and innovation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or related field.10 to 15 years of overall professional experience managing landscape architecture projects and a part of interdisciplinary project teams for parks, trails, streetscapes, and land planning/development projects.
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in marketing and business development.
  • Licensed Landscape Architect (New Mexico minimum, surrounding states a plus).
  • Subdivision layout, site planning, and larger scale land planning experience is preferred.
  • 5+ years of project management experience on multi-disciplinary landscape architectural, urban design, and land planning projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of construction documents and the bidding process (knowledge of local construction methods and plant materials preferred).
  • Experienced in irrigation design
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet internal and external project deadlines
  • Strong graphic communication skills (graphic design, sketching, mapping, etc.)
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, InDesign, Photoshop, and SketchUp
  • ArcGIS and Illustrator skills, although not required, are a plus

Advancement/Leadership:

  • The position is initially an Associate with the firm, a full-time salaried position.
  • Effort is anticipated to exceed 40 hours per week with compensation (quarterly bonuses) commensurate on effort and results. It is anticipated that work hours will average 45 to 50 hours per week.
  • Anticipated growth into an increasing ownership and leadership role over the next 1.5 to 3 years.

Benefits:

Benefits include a competitive salary; 401k plan and retirement/profit sharing plan; professional membership dues; professional development; paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; and health and dental insurance.

Please submit a letter of interest (with salary expectation), resume, digital portfolio of relevant design and work samples, and a list of references to Jim Strozier at cp@consensusplanning.com and Chris Green at cgreen@consensusplanning.com.


Landscape Architect / Landscape Designer

Consensus Planning provides landscape architectural, planning, and urban design services throughout New Mexico and the region. Since its inception in 1991, the firm has remained innovative and creative while basing our work on a solid foundation of experience gained from over 30 years of successfully implemented plans. Our landscape architectural projects range from small commercial and residential community design to large-scale master planning projects, including sport and recreation complexes, office and commercial developments, streetscape and urban design elements, multi-family residential community theming and design, and mixed-use developments. We utilize a collaborative approach that builds upon our reputation and commitment to our profession and the community while adding value to our clients’ projects.

Consensus Planning is seeking an energetic Landscape Architect or designer to join our team of designers and planners at our office in Downtown Albuquerque. We are looking for someone who brings a thoughtful and creative approach to environmental design and is passionate about enhancing both public and private spaces. The ideal candidate will add value and passion to our existing design team and demonstrate our core values – purpose, integrity, enthusiasm, and innovation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or related field
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a landscape or multi-disciplinary office environment
  • Licensed Landscape Architect or on track for licensure within one year
  • Excellent knowledge of construction documents (knowledge of local construction methods and plant materials preferred)
  • Experienced in irrigation design
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment – project management experience is a plus
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet internal and external project deadlines
  • Experience managing projects and interfacing with clients and other consultants is a plus
  • Strong graphic communication skills (graphic design, sketching, mapping, etc.)
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, InDesign, Photoshop, and SketchUp
  • ArcGIS and Illustrator skills, although not required, are a plus

Benefits:

Benefits include a competitive salary; 401k plan and retirement/profit sharing plan; professional membership dues; professional development; paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; and health and dental insurance.

Please submit a letter of interest (with salary expectation), resume, digital portfolio of relevant design and work samples, and a list of references to Chris Green at cgreen@consensusplanning.com.


Planner

Founded in 1991, Consensus Planning provides planning, landscape architectural, and urban design services throughout New Mexico and the region. Our office is located in Downtown Albuquerque. We utilize a collaborative approach that builds upon our reputation and commitment to our profession and the community while adding value to our clients’ projects.

Consensus Planning is seeking a dynamic planner that will bring enthusiasm, strong writing skills, and a thoughtful approach to both public and private sector planning projects. Our planning projects range from a simple zone change or site plan to complex, multi-faceted neighborhoods and a wide range of community plans. Our Team has the expertise and confidence to handle any size project. We are looking for someone that adds value and passion to our existing planning team, and whose primary strength is writing and the development of long-range planning documents.

Duties:

Assist with the development of long range, master plan, neighborhood documents, zoning, and site development plans. Coordinate with planners, landscape architects, architects, engineers, governmental agencies, and community members. Research and analyze quantitative and qualitative data, including census data, surveys, and development and zoning codes. Coordination and processing of local government submittals and approval processes. Perform technical analyses and write zoning justification letters, technical reports, and long-range planning documents.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Community and Regional Planning or related field – Master’s degree preferred
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a project team
  • 3+ years of related experience (preferably some private sector experience)
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills
  • Familiarity with Census and other demographic and socio-economic data sources and analysis
  • Management experience a plus
  • Proven ability to work on several projects simultaneously and meet internal and external project deadlines
  • Knowledge of and expertise using software programs, including Microsoft Office, InDesign, Photoshop, and PowerPoint
  • Availability for occasional overnight travel and evening meetings
  • Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be capable of driving a rental car
  • Certified planner (AICP) or be willing to take the exam within the first year of employment

Additional Experience, not required, but a plus:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English or Technical Writing
  • Urban design
  • Graphic communication skills (graphic design, sketching, mapping, etc.)
  • ArcView GIS

Benefits:

Benefits include a competitive salary; 401k plan and retirement/profit sharing plan; professional membership dues; professional development; paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; and health and dental insurance.

Please submit a letter of interest (with salary expectation), resume, writing/work sample(s), and a confidential list of references to Jackie Fishman, fishman@consensusplanning.com.