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Landscape Architect

Do you have a passion for developing outdoor living spaces that are beautiful, functional, and sustainable? Would you like to work in an energized, innovative, and creative work environment? J2 is actively seeking a Landscape Architect to become an integral part of our team. You will collaborate with seasoned professionals on diverse and exciting projects with an opportunity for professional growth. 


J2 is a multidisciplinary engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying firm that serves the Northern Virginia region. As a people-first organization, we have made it a top priority to invest in our employees, clients, and community. J2 is committed to fostering professional development through inclusive team bonding events, challenging and dynamic projects, and career road mapping support. Drawing from our industry expertise and legacy of community impact, our talented and passionate team has helped build a portfolio of some of the highest profile private and public developments across the DMV.


The Landscape Architect is responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and construction of projects of various scales according to schedules and budgets. The Landscape Architect develops and reviews project plans and technical documents to assure projects are code compliant and within J2 standards. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and complete projects of varying scale with limited assistance from senior management

  • Act as Project Manager and manage LA design effort and coordinate with other PM’s in all phases of projects

  • Ensure effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between other project participants, including architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and clients

  • Oversee and guide others’ designs and modeling

  • Review and approve design tasks performed by team members

  • Ensure efficient project completion - review deliverables throughout the project

  • Maintain the trust and respect of staff, peers, and clients

  • Cultivate and uphold a positive team culture

  • Train and mentor new and junior level staff members

  • Serve as the final stamp of approval on design and technical documents

  • Act as lead designer for the development of design documents from conceptual and schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration

  • Prepare conceptual design concepts using a variety of hand-drawn and digital techniques

  • Prepare, plan, and develop project design elements including, but not limited to, site grading, paving design, structures, site lighting, planting, and accessibility

  • Demonstrate expertise in the design of creative exterior amenity spaces

  • Design and build models in AutoCAD and SketchUp

  • Prepare digital graphics and renderings with Adobe Creative Suite and presentation software

  • Research zoning codes, entitlement process and permit requirements to ensure compliance

  • Remain current with Local, State, and Federal design standards and regulations to ensure compliance

  • Maintain excellent knowledge of planting design and plant material suitable for local region

  • Landscape architectural degree

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in all phases of landscape design and planning with experience in large-scale projects

  • Professional registration is preferred, not required 


J2 is committed to its people. We offer a comprehensive benefits package curated to ensure that our employees lead happy, healthy, and balanced lives. Key benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Retirement fund with employer contributions

  • Competitive paid time off and paid holidays

  • On-demand external career coach

  • Professional development budget

  • Hands-on mentorship


J2 is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veteran, or disabled status. For more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact J2’s HR Department at 703.361.1550 ext. 346 or

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