Senior Landscape Architect

Colliers Engineering & Design
Buffalo, NY
Added: January 18, 2024

Colliers Engineering & Design is looking for a Senior Landscape Architect/Project Manager to join our Planning team in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse or Albany, NY.

Our team of planners, urban designers and landscape architects deliver experience, expertise and creative thinking on every project. Planning at any level is a complex undertaking, whether it’s for a neighborhood, a town or city, or an entire region. At Colliers Engineering & Design, planning is both comprehensive and multi-disciplinary. Our planning professionals connect with the community to understand long-term goals and capture potential opportunities that result in enduring solutions. Our landscape architects take community visions one step further by delivering innovative design solutions that bring vibrancy and excitement into the public realm.

Planning has been a core practice at Colliers Engineering & Design for more than a decade. Our award-winning, nationally-recognized team of professional planners, landscape architects, civic engagement specialists, GIS analysts and environmental scientists works with communities to develop plans and designs that are creative, well-rounded, thoughtful and realistic.


  • Work with Project Landscape Architects and Planners to facilitate a range of site, neighborhood and area master planning projects.
  • Lead the preparation of a wide range of design-based planning projects, including waterfront revitalization plans, downtown revitalization plans, form based codes, trail feasibility studies, park master plans, and resiliency plans.
  • Oversee the design and production of construction drawings for site specific design projects.
  • Research zoning, precedents, and agency regulations as needed to advance projects.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and partnering organizations.
  • Lead project team to create proposal and presentation materials.
  • Facilitate committee, stakeholder and community meetings to advance project goals.
  • Mentor and coach staff to grow professionally and increase professional skills.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Master's preferred.
  • At least 8+ years of experience.
  • RLA Licensure required.
  • Working knowledge of InDesign, Sketchup, Lumion, etc.
  • Strong graphic and rendering capabilities required.
  • Operational knowledge of Civil3D and GIS.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and practices involved in production of quality technical plans, drawings, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of plant materials, design materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction of site related structures.
  • Experience with NYS funding programs preferred, such as DRI, NYF, BOA, CSC and LWRP.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Business development experience.
  • Client-facing experience.
  • Able to work closely with others and lead/work independently.

Compensation: $88,000-$113,000 DOQ.

What We Offer

At Colliers Engineering & Design, our people are our most important resource. That’s why we are committed to providing all our employees with a safe, comfortable work environment, potential for career advancement, and the ability to impact society through their projects as well as Company sponsored activities.

This dedication begins with supporting a work life balance through a generous compensation package that includes: company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid pregnancy disability leave; short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; a company-matched 401(k)/Roth; paid time off that includes parental and military leave; employee referral and professional license bonuses and a straight time policy that compensates exempt employees for billable hours worked in excess of 40 billable hours within a work week.

We have also created an internal culture that provides the resources and technology needed to encourage personal and professional growth opportunities through reimbursement for education; a free in-house resource for hundreds of educational and self-enrichment courses; mentorship program; wellness program; Women’s Organization and ongoing philanthropic opportunities.

Apply today to learn how you can join our team of professionals, so we can help you Accelerate Your Success !