Landscape Architect - Billings

$60,000 - $72,000 yearly
  • Cushing Terrell
  • Hybrid (Billings, MT, USA)
  • Apr 15, 2024
Full time Architecture Design Engineering

Job Description

Ready to create with us?  

As a Cushing Terrell team member, you will have a unique opportunity to manage projects throughout the United States. You will be the creative engine of our teams and our projects, developing a quality, unified and sustainable design. You will be called upon to lead architectural project development teams, in partnership with talented designers, engineers, and business professionals across our 14 offices. 

Cushing Terrell’s work does not promote a particular landscape architectural style. Rather we strive to give our designs purpose and meaning that is original because of its place. We believe this is best achieved through artful integration of all design disciplines and sustainable, synergistic strategies. The result are designs that use regional materials appropriately, employs sustainable practices within a framework of passive solutions, is sensitive to context and is a narrative for its place and function.

What you will bring to the table: 

  • An accredited professional degree in Landscape Architecture or related field of study or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of design experience in the landscape design
  • Professional licensure required
  • Intermediate knowledge of Auto CADD, Civil 3D, Sketchup, Enscape, Lumion, Bluebeam, Outlook, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite and other software options prevalent in the landscape architecture industry
  • Mathematical skills, planting design, knowledge of irrigation systems, basic knowledge of civil design, understanding of sustainable design, basics of codes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Work in various roles on various projects often at the same time
  • Knowledge of building codes and construction practices
  • Knowledge of project management requirements from CT PM Resource Group on minimum standards for project management

As a Team Member at Cushing Terrell, you will… 

  • Electronically draft plans, elevations, sections, and details under the direction of the Project Manager
  • Use basic design criteria furnished by the architect or project manager and under their supervision, prepare and change drawings
  • Prepare site plans, specifications, and cost estimates for land development, coordinating arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures
  • Confer with clients, engineering personnel, and architects on overall program
  • Compile and analyze data on conditions such as location, drainage, and location of structures for environmental reports and landscaping plans
  • Inspect landscape work to ensure compliance with specifications, approve quality of materials and work, and advise client and construction personnel
  • Plan layouts of projects and integrate engineering elements into unified design for client review and approval
  • Prepare scale drawings and contract documents for building contractors
  • Coordinate cost estimates, provide basic code research and develop preliminary budget and/or cost estimate for project
  • Check drawings on small projects and prepare feedback for project team
  • Administer construction contracts on small projects and conduct on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans, including administration of addendums, substitutions, change orders, and reviews submittals
  • Conduct final inspections on small project
  • Prepare studies and reports
  • Direct activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents
  • Carry out project coordination responsibilities in accordance with company policies and applicable laws
  • Begin to develop external and internal client relationships
  • Assist in preparing proposal
  • Participate in project interviews for firm-wide projects

The majority of the time a person in this role will be sitting in an office with limited physical requirements. This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach. On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys. 


The expected salary range for this position $60,000 to $72,000 is based on the location/s posted. If you are a candidate living outside of (this region/these regions), we still encourage you to apply as salary ranges may differ across states/cities/job markets.  

Actual pay will be determined based on your years of experience, licensure status, location, level of proficiency, and other job-related factors (as permitted by law). The position is also eligible for an annual performance bonus.

We are Cushing Terrell  

As a fully integrated firm, offering a balance of architecture and the full spectrum of engineering services, our firm commands unique resources to support our on-going drive to be an acknowledged pioneer at the forefront of engineering, architecture, planning, and design across the country – ranking within the top of ENR’s best AE firms.  

At Cushing Terrell, we empower our people to be creative pioneers. Our business is built around integrity, design ingenuity, and growth – to shape a new world and to discover imaginative, responsible, and exceptional environments.

Why Cushing Terrell? 

This position offers a complete benefits package including: 

  • A performance bonus program
  • Medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance plan with an HSA, for both you and any eligible dependents
  • FSA dependent care options   
  • 401(k)/Roth retirement plan with employer match   
  • 8 paid holidays and 16 days of Paid Time Off to start

We also offer educational and advancement opportunities and are committed to the continuing education and mentorship of all our team members.

Flexible Work Environments 

Cushing Terrell’s Work Smart Program is a flexible work arrangement designed to acknowledge and embrace flexibility in our work environments and preferences. Team members here get to choose if they would like to work a hybrid schedule, or 100% in the office. This program enables you, as a Cushing Terrell team member, to select a work situation that suits you best, while at the same time providing uncompromised—and always exceptional—service to our clients, partners, and colleagues. 

We look forward to hearing from you!


We embrace diversity and equality in a serious way. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and views. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 

Cushing Terrell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, age, color, religious creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, military status or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. 

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