ESP Associates, Inc. (ESP) is seeking a Landscape Designer / Project Manager to join our Charlotte Landscape Architecture, Planning & Design Studio.   This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career with a well-established, dynamic, and growing multi-disciplinary firm.

Sample Projects

This position will assist in providing site analysis, zoning/code research, master planning/site planning, hardscape and landscape construction documents, illustrative graphic exhibits and presentations. 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 analysis and research including code requirements. 
  • Prepare conceptual designs, site layouts, yield and parking studies.
  • Prepare development plans to support rezonings and/or entitlements. 
  • Prepare detailed hardscape and landscape construction documents. 
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams on a wide-range of projects developing detailed designs for construction. 
  • Assist with specification writing, permitting and construction administration. 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program.
  • Proficiency in Lumion, AutoCAD/Civil 3D, Land FX, Adobe Creative Suites (PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, Sketchup), GIS/ArcView, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) required. 
  • Strong freehand illustration, hand graphics and rendering skills. 
  • Knowledge of grading, drainage, 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 ability 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