8180 Greensboro Dr.
Suite 200
Tysons, VA 22102

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Entry Level Land Planner/Landscape Architect – Planning Department

VIKA Virginia, LLC is seeking an entry-level Land Planner or Landscape Architect with 1-3 years of experience to join our team in the Tysons, Virginia office. The successful candidate should have a degree in planning or landscape architecture and some experience with urban design, entitlement, and mixed-use environments.

Our office provides planning, design, and engineering services to developers and municipalities in Virginia, focusing on Fairfax and Arlington Counties. We strive to integrate the expertise of our various professions and other consultants and expect a well-rounded understanding of how the built environment is constructed. Most of our work is infill, TOD, and urban redevelopment. While our foundation is in entitlement work, we are building our design portfolio with a focus on placemaking, smart growth, and sustainable design principles, thus, a desire to create environments that people take ownership of and pride in is essential. To help us continue this growth, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage multiple projects, and coordinate with other disciplines within, and outside of, the organization.

Minimum Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or Landscape Architecture
  • 1-3 years of experience

Technical Requirements:

  • Education and/or exposure to urban design and mixed-use environments.
  • Basic knowledge of regulatory codes and entitlement processes.
  • Software proficiency: AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, MS Office, and SketchUp is required. Civil 3D is preferred
  • Basic understanding of plant material, grading and drainage, and construction materials.
  • Arborist Experience, Certification is a plus

Professional Requirements:

  • Licensure is not necessary, but an anticipated part of your career development.

We currently offer great benefits that include medical, dental, 401k plan, generous tuition reimbursement, and a professional development program. Our recruitment program brings new leaders into the company, while our professional development commitment encourages them to grow with us. VIKA Virginia, LLC provides a team-oriented environment, where staff members benefit from a comprehensive learning environment and many opportunities for advancement.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, work samples (or a link), and resume to with the title of the desired position as the subject line.

VIKA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, age, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.