Site Planner

Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 5/31/19
Salary: Commensurate with experience
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About This Organization

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT‚ serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Job Duties

Reporting to the Campus Landscape Architect and working as a member of the Office of University Planning (OUP), the primary role of the site planner is to perform planning, design, and review work in support of the campus landscape architect. Occasional support will also be provided to other OUP design/planning functions (e.g., architectural planning).

This position requires a strong knowledge of landscape planning and design principles. With each design proposal or review, the site planner will also utilize the Virginia Tech Campus Design Principles, consult our recent Campus Master Plan (Beyond Boundaries 2047: The Campus Plan), and other long-term planning documents. These documents assist with assuring that campus improvements fit the current campus standards and align with the long-term campus vision.

Required Qualifications

– Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university program, or training and experience commensurate to this degree
– Ability to generate high-quality presentation graphics and design materials (demonstrated in portfolio)
– Experience with design software platforms (e.g. AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite)
– Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (particularly PowerPoint)


Commensurate with experience

Required Application Materials

Resume, portfolio, cover letter, and references (now or upon request for interview)