PEA has recently opened a new office located in Downtown Detroit, overlooking Capitol Park, and is looking for talented individuals to join our growing team!

Our Detroit office is focused on urban design and development projects. The City of Detroit is currently experiencing a major growth in development, and PEA is excited for the opportunity to continue our work with the City and its stakeholders.

We are searching for a creative and talented Senior / Project Landscape Architect, to join our Detroit office.  Current projects include: a number of mixed use residential developments in the near downtown area, habitat restoration and design for public space along the Detroit riverfront, and green storm water infrastructure for local clients.



General Summary

The Senior Landscape Architect is responsible for planning, site design, and landscape design and providing technical expertise for various public and private landscape architectural projects.  PEA’s Detroit Office is seeking a Senior Landscape Architect to assist and provide design and documentation leadership for Landscape Architectural projects focused on the City of Detroit.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with internal and external clients on the landscape design packages for projects including; healthcare facilities, regional trails, urban plazas, multi-family residential, streetscapes and urban design.
  • Develops plans for Green Stormwater Infrastructure in conjunction with Civil Engineering staff.
  • Lead the Construction Documentation and Detailing using CAD.
  • Leads design exercises and prepares finished design presentation graphics.
  • Prepares landscape plans, site plans, hardscape details, construction drawings, site analysis, and presentation graphics.
  • Coordinates the preparation of project drawings, exhibits, and calculations with other engineers, designers and technicians.
  • Provides training, mentoring and to the junior LA staff.
  • Presents project plans or designs to clients, or stakeholders.
  • Communicates with project team members, client representatives, review agencies and others as appropriate to the project.
  • Seeks appropriate guidance in resolving various project related issues.
  • Manages time effectively, organizes, and works on multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet project deadlines and client needs.
  • Visits project sites to review conditions as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties assigned.



Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program.
  • Licensed Landscape Architect

Knowledge and Experience

  • 8 years of experience preparing schematic design, design development, and construction documents for various site development projects.
  • Experience with preparation of hardscape and landscape plans for site plan approval and construction documents.
  • Technical knowledge of landscape architectural construction including codes and development regulations.
  • Working knowledge of landscape and native plants in the Midwest region.
  • Working knowledge of typical computer software programs used for landscape design (AutoCAD, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Sketchup, etc.)
  • Additional expertise in graphic programs (lumion etc) a plus

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Excellent verbal, written, and graphic communication skills.
  • Willingness to perform work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to mentor staff and foster a learning and growth environment.
  • Ability to plan and work independently and demonstrate good time management skills.
  • Job requires being cooperative with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, positive attitude.
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve, persistently complete assigned tasks efficiently and exercise sound business judgment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.


This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and overtime as required.


As a part of performing this position’s duties, travel will be required to respective job sites in the Southeast Michigan Area and throughout the United States.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

PEA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. PEA is Drug Free Work Place.

PEA, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefit package including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as life insurance and long-term disability. PEA, Inc. offers a 401(k) and profit sharing plans with an employee contribution, as well as support for continuing education.

Interested applicants may email their cover letters and resumes to

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