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LJA Engineering


Job Title:Intern


This internship is specifically geared toward a fall internship at our Houston office.

LJA is an employee-owned company, and our people carry pride in their projects and their workplaces.

We have talented employees across the nation and are always looking for exceptional individuals to join the LJA team. With over 50 office locations, LJA is growing and ready for talented people to help us build our future. We offer great benefits and are 100% employee owned.

The Landscape Architecture Team at LJA is growing rapidly and is looking for Interns prepared for the challenge of implementing big ideas. From leveraging internal departments like surveying, contract administration, and environmental engineering to working with various specialists to implement new technologies and software the Landscape Architecture team is building the foundations for a future that integrates data, research, and the latest innovations in our design process.

Internships are an integral piece of developing early professional skills. Interns should show a high level of enthusiasm for and commitment to the firm, its mission, and the profession, and demonstrate enthusiasm for learning the foundational principles in our industry. Interns serve as active participants in their projects and teams and have the respect of their peers & managers.

Education & Experience:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor s or Master s degree in Landscape Architecture (or related fields)
  • 0-2 years of experience. Capable of independent work and managing assigned tasks from multiple PMs/APMs on multiple projects.
  • Capable of exploring solutions to design problems and presenting options to Senior Staff
  • Basic understanding of CAD and Project Assembly Skills
  • Foundation in Graphic Communication (Hand drawing, digital, 3D)
  • Basic skills in presenting
  • Familiarity with commonly used industry software:

    • AutoCAD, GIS
    • SketchUp, Lumion
    • Photoshop, InDesign
    • Revit/Vectorworks/Rhino
    • BlueBeam, PlanGrid
  • Ability to consistently perform in a fast-paced environment

Project Responsibilities:
  • Manage task assignments for multiple projects.
  • Develop an understanding of and adhere to company design styles, aesthetics, and standards
  • Effectively complete tasks in allocated time by project managers
  • Develop foundation of knowledge of appropriate construction, finishing, and planting materials in our geographic areas of work
  • Work with and assist project staff to produce graphic and construction documents based on project needs and requirements.
  • Efficiently communication with project team members
  • Build basic skills in graphic communication, efficiency, and knowledge in areas of design including, but not limited to, site design, planting design, and constructability.
  • Perform periodic site visits to for existing conditions analyses and construction observation
  • Research product technology, trends, and specific project-related concepts
General Responsibilities and Expectations:
  • Actively collaborate staff members in updating existing techniques, tools, and processes for both delivery and administration of projects.
  • Actively work towards a positive environment and motivate team members to improve.
  • Build a foundation of strong communication skills: verbal, written, & graphic
  • Develop a basic understanding of relevant and appropriate regulations at local, regional, and federal levels

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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