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Landscape Designer

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? If so, J2 is expanding our Northern Virginia-based Landscape Architecture studio and is looking for new team members who value a purpose-driven firm that fosters a positive, welcoming work environment based on mentorship, collaboration, and innovation. Our reputation for outstanding leadership and expertise directly reflects the creativity and talent of our renowned staff. 


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.


As our new Landscape Designer, you’ll work alongside senior leadership on projects from concept design through construction administration with an emphasis on production of both graphics and technical documentation. From large-scale campus plans to mixed-use commercial complexes to small-scale intimate courtyards and plazas, our diverse portfolio allows for accelerated learning and provides well-rounded experience. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the development and production of projects 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

  • Design and building 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 general knowledge of planting design and plant material suitable for local region

  • Landscape architectural degree (one-year professional experience or internship preferred)

  • Minimum 0 to 5 years of experience in all phases of landscape design and planning

  • Proficiencies: AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite


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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