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Landscape Architect

Job ID: 61884
Department: Engineering
Location: New York, NY


About the Role


The Port Authority is seeking to fill a position of Landscape Architect in the Engineering Department’s Design Division, under the supervision of a Principal Architect, and part of a project team in the Architecture Unit.

Landscape Architects are responsible for producing hardscape and landscape designs as stand-alone projects, as part of larger projects or similar elements for entire redevelopment programs.  Work can vary from streetscapes, park designs, green roofs, wetlands mitigation projects, plus airside planting and terminal frontage design, and tree obstruction maintenance at our aviation facilities.

The landscape architects at the Port Authority are a close-knit team that are stewards of the many outdoors spaces owned and managed by the Agency.  They keep the region moving by focusing on our priorities such as Customer Experience, Operational Excellence, Sustainability and our standards such as Global Best Practices, Collaboration and Speed.


  • You will be responsible for planning (Pre-Stage I), preliminary design (Stage I), design development (Stage II), contract documents (Stage III), shop drawing review and post award design changes (Stage IV), standards review and cost estimating for in-house Landscape designs.
  • You will design landscape architectural deliverables, coordinate and/or collaborate with supervisors, other Architecture Unit team members and other engineering disciplines, including consultants, if required.
  • You will receive technical guidance for unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval of proposed project plans.
  • Depending on the assignment, you may act as a subject matter expert and perform technical audits.
  • You may act as Project Architect on landscape-lead assignments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a landscape architectural program accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accrediting Board (LAAB).  
  • A minimum of two (2) yearsexperience in all phases of design.
  • A design portfolio and/or work samples must be submitted with the application.
  • Valid driver’s license.


Desired Qualifications:

  • A landscape architectural license in either the states of New York or New Jersey or an interest in attaining licensure.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, as well as the demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and function in a team environment.
  • Superior oral communication, written communication, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and the AutoCAD Architectural Desktop in its most recent release. 
  • Experience in Sketch-Up, Rhino, and other graphic software.
  • Familiarity with sustainable design issues and LEED is highly desirable.



Selection Process

The application process varies by position, but typically includes an initial phone interview for qualified candidates, followed by a more in-depth interview(s) and/or assessment(s). Selected candidates who are made a conditional job offer will be asked to undergo a background check.


Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive benefits package, hybrid work options for many positions, and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.


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How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority:

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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