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Associate Principal, Landscape Architecture

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking an Associate Principal, Landscape Architect . For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to work on our hybrid schedule being a combination of in office time and remote work. This leader will have a broad sphere of influence throughout the Northwest, with our preference to have this leader seated in San Francisco or Oakland, CA offices.

Associate Principal – Landscape Architect

Job Overview:

The Associate Principal in Landscape Architecture holds a pivotal senior-level role, encompassing design leadership, project management, client interaction, and business development. Our expectation for leaders at this tier extends beyond their core responsibilities; they play a central role in mentoring junior and intermediate team members within the Landscape & Urban Planning and Design studio.

Core areas of responsibility:

  • Strategic Leadership : Lead and oversee the development and implementation of design strategies within the Landscape Architecture practice across projects of varying magnitudes, steering concepts and ideas from initial pursuit through concept development to the creation of construction documentation and execution.

  • Business Development: Playing a pivotal role in building and sustaining strong client relationships throughout the West Region, actively participating in business development and marketing endeavors to secure new opportunities throughout the Northwest and Northern CA marketplace.

  • Design Expertise : Demonstrate exceptional design skills and a comprehensive understanding of landscape architecture principles, upholding a culture of collaboration and inclusivity in the design process, prioritizing exploration, iterative problem-solving, and sustainable design practices.

  • Innovation and Research: Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging progressive technologies, and sustainable practices, integrating them into design approaches.

  • Project Management: Direct and manage complex projects from inception to completion, ensuring high-quality deliverables, budget adherence, and timely execution.

  • Client Engagement: Cultivate and maintain strong client relationships, effectively interpreting their needs and translating them into actionable design solutions.

  • Team Management: Nurturing and advancing the professional growth of junior and intermediate team members through creating challenging and inspiring environments, fostering a collective commitment to Design Excellence

  • Regulatory Compliance : Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, codes, and standards in all design projects.

  • Communication Skills: Demonstrate exceptional communication skills in conveying design concepts, presenting proposals, and engaging with stakeholders.

  • Community Leadership: Acting as an ambassador within the community and relevant organizations, contributing to the enhancement of AECOM’s brand


Min Qualifications:

  • 8 years of experience + Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or related field or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university

  • 12+ years of working experience in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Master Planning

  • Strong preference for someone who understands the Northwest Region, inclusive of the Northern CA marketplace.

  • Possess professional registration, licensure or chartership with an internationally recognized professional association – CMLI / ASLA / ALIA.

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering high quality landscape enhancement and infrastructure improvement projects.

  • Strong computer skills and experience of the following software packages would be an advantage; AutoCAD, Revit, 3D Civils, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, NBS and Keyscapes.

  • Possess the initiative to conscientiously tackle tasks autonomously, employing a systematic problem-solving approach.

  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail, demonstrated experience in delivering technical drawings, specifications and reports.

  • Refined verbal communication skills, experience in liaising with clients and multi-disciplinary team members in a confident manner.

Additional Information

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $130,000 – $190,000.

  • This role requires U.S. Citizenship and sponsorship is not available.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10096910

Business Line: B&P – Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Design

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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