Career Area: Landscape Architecture / Planning

What We're Looking For:
Barge is currently seeking to fill a Planner position in the Landscape Architecture and Planning (LA/P) practice area of the Site Solutions business unit. The position will be in our Nashville, TN office. The LA/P group consists of a total of 21 Landscape Architects and Planners located across Barge's geographic footprint. Projects are primarily located in the SE USA, but with emphasis in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, and include parks and recreation, urban design, housing, town centers, streetscapes, greenways, trails, educational and institutional projects. The group is committed to and passionate about the quality of the profession in the built environment.

  • Provide analysis and recommendations on community planning, urban design and entitlement issues in a wide variety of rural, suburban and urban settings;
  • Working individually or with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner, producing high-quality urban design and planning products;
  • Assist in the preparation of comprehensive plans, master plans, zone changes, subdivision and other entitlement applications or efforts;
  • Explaining urban design and sustainable planning principles and practices to internal and external clients;
  • Effectively communicating urban design concepts and solutions verbally and graphically; and
  • Working with stakeholders individually and at public meetings.

Education & Experience Qualifications:
  • AICP certification and ten (10) or more years of planning experience demonstrating use of the skills described above
  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Architecture or related field from an accredited university and four (4) years of planning experience may be considered;
  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and knowledge of the principles, practices, and trends in planning and development;
  • Can conduct studies, analyze findings and provide recommendations for a wide range of urban design issues with an emphasis on landscape architecture and site design;
  • Can interpret federal, state, and local regulations and ordinances;
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Microsoft Office Suite and has strong hand drawing skills;
  • Possesses strong written, oral and graphic communications skills and is able to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders in a clear, compelling manner;
  • Can understand and interpret architectural drawings, landscape plans and grading plans; and
  • Experience preparing and assembling presentation graphics, graphic models and renderings, and report/plan documents.
  • Portfolio or work samples demonstrating strong illustrative and writing skills required. Website or reduced PDF preferred.

Why join us?

Barge Design Solutions, Inc., is an engineering and architecture firm with diverse in-house multidisciplinary practice areas. The employee-owned company is more than 400-people strong and serves clients nationwide from multiple U.S. locations. Barge is ranked No. 171 on Engineering News-Record (ENR)'s 2021 Top 500 Design Firms list, is No. 177 on Architectural Record's Top 300 Architecture Firms and is a certified Great Place To Work®.

Our primary purpose for being in business is ultimately to create a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, clients and communities. This purpose is supported by our company's core values because at the end of the day, Barge CARES:

  • Collaborate - Help and expect help. Teamwork is essential in what we do.
  • Authentic - Honesty, integrity and trust are at the heart of everything we do. We are who we say we are.
  • Responsible - We are accountable for our work, our attitude, and our actions. We make Barge better.
  • Excellence - We go all in and expect more of ourselves than others expect of us.
  • Service - We are humble. We use our gifts in service of others.

We believe that if we are living out our purpose for being in business and integrating our values into everything we do, we will ultimately achieve our vision to be the firm best known for being selected when it matters most.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled