ESP Associates, Inc. is seeking a Land Planner / Landscape Designer to join our Raleigh, NC (Morrisville) office. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career with a well-established, dynamic and growing Engineering, Surveying and Planning firm!

This position will support our team in performing site analysis, zoning/code research, master /site planning and hardscape & planting design as well as preparing illustrative exhibits, plan renderings, presentation graphics, site plans and construction documents. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a team of outstanding professionals and apply the latest technology to help our clients solve their most challenging projects. 


  • Provide site inventory & analysis 
  • Research code requirements & municipal plans for evaluation of new development projects 
  • Prepare conceptual site layout & designs
  • Prepare yield plans, due diligence research and feasibility studies for client use
  • Prepare rezoning and development plan application packages and documentation for submittal to public agencies 
  • Prepare hardscape and planting plans for schematic, design development & construction documents 
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, clients and municipalities on a range of projects 
  • Assist with preparing specifications, permitting documents and support construction administration efforts 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture or related degree, from an accredited program
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Civil 3D, Land FX, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), GIS/ArcView, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Basic knowledge of 3D modeling and rendering programs (SketchUp, Lumion, Rhino, Revit, etc.)
  • Strong freehand illustration and rendering skills 
  • Knowledge of grading and drainage solutions
  • Some knowledge of plant material and planting design 
  • Excellent written, verbal and graphic communication skills 
  • Creative design skills for complex project solutions 
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic 
  • Organized and able to manage multiple tasks 
  • Self-motivated to produce high quality work in a timely manner 
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Licensure and/or experience is not required 
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen, background check, and have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company’s driving (MVR) policy  

Corporate Information:

ESP is a multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm providing our clients with civil engineering, surveying, planning, landscape architecture, geosciences, environmental, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering inspection.

Through years of dedicated service to our clients, ESP has received a designation of 280 on the 2021 ENR Top 500 Design Firm rankings. For the firm's primary territory, the ENR Southeast Top Design Firms, ESP received a 2021 ranking of 49.

ESP offers an excellent employee benefits package including:   

  • Health and Dental Insurance 
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) & Holidays 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefits Plan 
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • 401(k) Plan