Careers with Saratoga Associates

With offices in Saratoga Springs, Garden City and Syracuse, NY, Saratoga Associates is a multi-disciplinary professional firm with four decades of experience in providing landscape architectural, architectural, planning and engineering services throughout the Northeast. We take pride in our unique approach of developing long-term client relationships, which are built on years of confidence and collaboration. We strive to offer our clients dedicated, timely and cost effective services with the objective of delivering experienced staff and customized recommendations that meet the client’s specific project needs.

Our mission is three-fold: we know that creating compelling destinations, enriching communities, and safeguarding special places are independently important but together are the alchemy of successful and sustainable design.

Our work is generally focused in the following practice areas:

COMMUNITY PLANNING + DESIGN
Our goal is to revitalize communities by creating a “sense of place” through an achievable vision that generates excitement and helps communities thrive economically, socially and culturally.

HIGHER EDUCATION
We set out to understand individual campus history, context and values, helping institutions envision their future, manage their resources and maintain flexibility to embrace change.

PARKS, RECREATION + CULTURAL LANDSCAPES
As designers and planners, we carry out projects with imagination, technical mastery and a strong environmental conscience to provide people with open space resources they can utilize to enrich the human experience.

URBAN PLANNING + DESIGN
We understand that a city’s built form imposes functional relationships and influences external systems, therefore we plan responsive, context-sensitive and durable designs for the long term.

VISUAL ASSESSMENT + SCENIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
As landscape architects, consideration of aesthetic quality of the visible landscape is founded in our core values and is exercised in our scenic assessment projects locally, nationally and internationally.

Saratoga Associates is always interested in exceptional professionals looking to advance their careers in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Civil Engineering and Planning. We are also interested in providing internships in each of our offices.

We believe quality work is fostered by people that are passionate about what they do. With collaboration, creativity, professional excellence, and a healthy work-life balance, Saratoga Associates is the ideal place to grow and be successful.

Located in located in the heart of Saratoga Springs, Directly Across from historic Congress Park, our  Headquarters office is within walking distance from all the exciting parts of Saratoga Springs; Coffee Shops, Restaurants, and City Life.

Please contact us at:
marketing@saratogaassociates.com
518.587.2550

All information and contacts are confidential.

Current Openings

+SITE/CIVIL ENGINEER

Saratoga Springs Office

We are seeking qualified local candidates to fill the full time position of Site/Civil Engineer in our Saratoga Springs Office. Candidates should have 3-7 years of professional experience and will participate in design teams with site analysis, concept design, production of construction documents, project presentation graphics and construction administration efforts. This position is ideal for candidates that are looking to enhance their professional skills and a desire to advance professionally, as it offers great growth potential.

Education/Experience:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

Duties:

This position will report to a Senior Engineer for support in active design and construction project and will cover various aspects of those projects, including but not limited to:

  • –Preparation of concept drawings based upon client’s development objectives and conclusions of due diligence. Involves preparation of concept plan, including coordination with AutoCAD drafters.
  • –Grading design including earthwork analysis, site grading and ADA compliance.
  • –Design of utility systems, including stormwater runoff and conveyance, sanitary sewer collection, water distribution, etc.
  • –Soil erosion and sediment control design, including stability calculations, best management practices, swale design, spillway design, and determination of construction sequence.
  • –Project coordination, including conferring with client, attorney, project team and affiliates for the purpose of preparing a comprehensive site plan application.
  • –Preparation of written correspondence with outside agencies, client, attorney, contractor, etc. Also includes preparation of technical reports including drainage, sanitary sewer and site investigation reports.
  • –Preparation of stormwater prevention plans.
  • –Zoning reviews of municipal zoning and land development ordinances and applicable agency regulations to determine land development limitations for the property.
  • –Site investigation and due diligence, including the review of ordinances, utility service research, outside agency regulations and site visits to establish comprehensive development guidelines.

Desired Skill Sets:

  • –2-4 years of commercial site design and permitting experience;
  • –EIT or PE desirable but not required; understanding of jurisdictional requirements;
  • –Proficiency with autocad (Civil 3D preferred) andThe desire and ability to learn new software; experience with local zoning and site permitting processes and agencies preferred;
  • –Self-starter who can work independently and with team members;
  • –Strong organizational skills;
  • –Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • –Proof of US citizenship or permanent resident status.

Saratoga Associates is an equal opportunity employer offering excellent advancement potential, and unique work environment, 401(k), and health benefits.

Please submit a letter of introduction, resume and portfolio to:

The Marketing Department
Saratoga Associates Landscape Architects, Architects, Engineers, and Planners, P.C.
21 Congress Street, Suite 201
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
marketing@saratogaassociates.com

+JUNIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Saratoga Springs or Syracuse Office

Saratoga Associates is seeking qualified local candidates to fill the full time position of Landscape Architect in our Saratoga Springs or Syracuse Office. Candidates should have 1-5 years of professional experience and will participate in design teams with site analysis, concept design, production of construction documents, project presentation graphics and construction administration efforts. This position is ideal for candidates that are looking to enhance their professional skills and a desire to advance professionally, as it offers great growth potential.

Education:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited Landscape Architecture program is required. The preferred candidate should be on a career track for professional registration as a Landscape Architect in the state of New York.

Duties:

  • Work collaboratively on diverse project teams that focus on a broad spectrum of site design and planning projects;
  • Independently develop and advance project objectives based on supervision by licensed professionals;
  • Participate in project meetings, public presentations and community outreach programs;
  • Execute design related tasks, technical deliverables and administrative assignments;
  • Preparation of site design and construction documents.

Desired Skill Sets:

  • 3-D modeling capability;
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp;
  • Excellent design and presentation skills to develop computer generated presentation graphics, plans, data and reports;
  • Demonstrate dependability, positive attitude and strong work ethic;
  • Demonstrate sound analytical, research, writing and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrate organized and self-motivated execution of responsibilities;
  • Demonstrate ability to provide construction observation and report on field conditions;
  • New York State Registration a plus;
  • Proof of US citizenship or permanent resident status.

Saratoga Associates is an equal opportunity employer offering excellent advancement potential, and unique work environment, 401(k), and health benefits.

Please submit a letter of introduction, resume and portfolio to:

The Marketing Department
Saratoga Associates Landscape Architects, Architects, Engineers, and Planners, P.C.
21 Congress Street, Suite 201
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
marketing@saratogaassociates.com