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Coen+Partners is seeking multiple landscape architects and urban designers, from early-career to senior-level experience, for full time, or long-term contract positions in support of a wide range of regional and global projects. Candidates would support existing and new project teams working on local, regional, and national urban public realm projects, Department of State Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO) Design Excellence projects, and international work that includes a city-wide cycling and pedestrian mobility network and a 22-mile redevelopment corridor that includes highway removal, detailed design of more than 1,000 acres of urban park and recreation space, multiple transit-oriented development districts, comprehensive green and blue infrastructure, and an integrated health and wellness program.

 

Candidates must be passionate about design and design thinking, proactive problem-solvers, and highly skilled in conceptualizing, developing and implementing sophisticated and complex landscapes and urban design projects. Key responsibilities for these positions will include leading the design of projects in a multi-disciplinary team setting, fostering a collaborative team environment, and supporting the development of new systems and processes to improve project delivery. These positions will be integral in project visioning, client and community engagement, business development, and the long-range growth and diversification of the studio. 

Coen+Partners is a highly collaborative design studio that is actively working to push the boundaries of the Landscape Architecture practice. We empower our team to develop design solutions that push beyond best practices, addressing a wide range of civic issues through innovative process, design strategies, and implementation. Our work is rigorous, mission-driven, and constantly evolving.

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter that describes your specific interests in the industry, your background, and your long-range career goals

  • A resume that clearly identifies years and roles in the industry, past experience, and education (academic and professional

  • A portfolio of work, identifying for each project your specific role in each stage, the scale and location of the project, the role of the firm (subconsultant or lead), and key lessons learned from the project.

Applications should be sent to sara@coenpartners.com.

Interested candidates may submit applications for the following positions. See full job descriptions below.

Project Coordinator

Project Designer

Executive / Office Assistant

 

project coordinator

As part of our evolution, we are seeking a specialized design-phase project manager with experience designing and deploying operational systems and facilitating effective communication across multi-disciplinary teams.  Candidates may range from early-career to senior-level experience.  This position is for a full time or long-term contract position in support of a major international landscape urbanism project, including a city-wide cycling and pedestrian mobility network and a 22-mile redevelopment corridor that includes highway removal, detailed design of more than 1,000 acres of urban park and recreation space, multiple transit-oriented development districts,  comprehensive green and blue infrastructure, and an integrated health and wellness program.

Preferred candidates will have the following attributes:

  • 5-20 years of design experience

  • Experience overseeing and driving the design process of multi-disciplinary teams on a range of project sizes

  • Ability to mentor and develop staff across all skill levels

  • Discipline and confidence in managing and coordinating complex projects with multiple team members and stakeholders

  • Desire and ability to travel internationally

  • Fluency in Arabic is not required, but beneficial

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and track the scope, schedule, and budget for all areas of the project

  • Develop and maintains systems for coordination, reporting, documentation, and invoicing

  • Work with the Design Director to facilitate communication across all project teams

  • Coordinate site visits, meeting times, coordination calls and client check-ins

  • Coordinate with subconsultants, and project cost manager

  • Work with the Project Director to coordinate weekly progress reporting to design teams and client for all areas of the project

  • Coordinate documentation standards across the design team

  • Coordinate the collection and distribution of data, decisions, and actions across the design team and the Client for all areas of the project

  • Work with the Contract Manager and Financial Director to develop and maintain invoicing systems, ensuring efficient processing and payment

  • Travel to partner offices and to the project site every 6-8 weeks to meet with the Client and coordinate with stakeholders

  • Use technology, systems development, and process design to improve quality and efficiency of project delivery

project designer

Project Designers are the primary production force across all projects in the studio. They are empowered to collaborate with Project Managers and Principals from the early conceptual stages of a project and will provide the research, graphics, and documentation to support design efforts. Under the supervision of Project Mangers, they will develop projects from Concept through Construction Documentation and will be actively engaged in Construction Administration.

 

Preferred candidates will have the following attributes:

  • 2-7 years of design experience

  • Ability to take proactive ownership of projects and responsibilities

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment and work independently

  • Developed understanding and approach to contemporary and contextual based planning and design

  • Experience working on all stages of a project, from concept design through construction documentation

  • Basic understanding of construction techniques and documentation systems

  • Strong conceptual thinking with an ability to communicate ideas graphically, verbally and in written form

  • Discipline and confidence in complex problem solving

  • Desire and ability to travel internationally

  • Capacity to work across multiple representation platforms, including hand graphics (sketches and renderings); AutoCAD; Revit; Illustrator; InDesign; Photoshop; Rhino and SketchUp.

  • Fluency in Arabic is not required, but beneficial

  • Minimally a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, or Graphic Design from an accredited program (Master’s degree preferred).

 

Job Description:

  • Support project managers in the coordination of multi-disciplinary design teams

  • Develop meaningful research and analysis of physical and cultural context to support design concepts; and products, planting, and materials to support detailed design development

  • Develop conceptual ideas through clear direction, independently and in collaboration with others

  • Support the development of project graphics, diagrams, presentations, renderings, and physical models

  • Support the presentation of design concepts to clients, government agencies, and stakeholders

  • Support the design and implementation of public meetings and community engagement efforts

  • Develop conceptual design ideas into schematic plans

  • With support, develop schematic drawings into construction documents and specifications

  • Review and refine construction documents through quality control processes

  • Support the construction administration process, including site visits, field reports, material selections, mock-up reviews, etc.

 

Executive / office assistant

Job Description:

As an executive / office assistant, you will contribute to a fast paced, creative and professional design studio environment providing administrative support to the Leadership Team of Coen+Partners and the office. We are currently a 24 person studio.

Reporting directly to the CEO, CFO  and Managing Partner, this position provides executive support. The Executive Assistant must be strategic, tenacious, methodical, organized and enjoy working within an  entrepreneurial environment that is mission and results driven.

The ideal individual will have the ability to always be several steps ahead of the leadership and office, have strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.


Roles and Responsibilities

 

Executive Support 

  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Leadership Team (3) including: managing active calendars of appointments, composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.  

  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming emails and issues and concerns addressed to the Leadership Team and determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response. 

  • Works closely and effectively with the Leadership Team to keep him/her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.

  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks.

  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

 

Administrative Support

  • Keeps all licensures current as well as required continuing education by state

  • Researching, Hosts, organizes and sets up for all meetings and workshops held in the office

  • Greets and builds relationships with clients. Answer the phone and manages voicemail.

  • Inventories and orders supplies.

  • Filing

 

Communications, Marketing, and Outreach

  • Ensures external communication is kept updated and responds to requests for materials

  • Edits and/or completes first drafts for written communications

 

Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail

  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships

  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrates proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability

  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion

  • Forward looking strategic thinker, who actively seeks solutions

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required or signicant professional experience

  • Experience and interest in internal and external communications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Office 365, Word, Excel)

 

To apply:

If you are interested in joining the team at Coen+Partners, please e-mail your resume and a cover letter telling us who you are, why you think you’d be a great fit for this position, and how you would complement and elevate our team. Please remit to Sara Czerwinski: sara@coenpartners.com, and in the subject line, please list as: Executive Office Assistant_last name.