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Weston & Sampson Climate Resiliency Architect/Designer in Boston, Massachusetts

Weston & Sampson is seeking a Climate Resilience Architect/Designer I with 0-3 years of experience in either our Reading or Boston office The candidate will have experience in architecture, landscape architecture, and/or urban design and climate resilience.

Our multidisciplinary and expanding team has been working on award-winning, innovative resilience projects, including providing services related to climate modeling, risk/vulnerability assessments, design guidelines, planning, mitigation and sustainability, stakeholder engagement, and design and adaptation. We work with private, municipal, state, and federal clients to identify ways to protect and adapt their natural resources, infrastructure, and built environment to the chronic and acute threats of climate change. We are very busy with numerous design projects that span from waterfront parks and residential buildings to critical transportation infrastructure. We have projects along the entire eastern seaboard and this position may include work in different geographies, both remote support or in-person (pending COVID). We need capable staff who are interested in learning new skills and supporting a variety of design tasks.

What you’ll do:

  • Assist design staff and multidisciplinary teams with implementation of climate adaptation strategies related to flood protection, buildings, parks/open spaces, natural resources, infrastructure, living shorelines, stormwater/green infrastructure, and more.

  • Prepare visual illustrations/renderings of adaptation strategies and design concepts.

  • Support technical and design staff with life cycle/adaptability assessments on a variety of assets.

  • Assist technical staff to identify applicable permits, associated costs, and timelines for different adaptation strategies.

  • Support design and technical staff to translate climate projections into design criteria and identify appropriate standards and guidelines to adjust for climate change.

  • Support preparation of case studies, reports, project “Fact Sheets,” graphics, and other high-quality communication materials.

  • Support equitable engagement strategies, including preparing public presentations, providing technical support for virtual engagement, attending public meetings, identifying key stakeholders, and summarizing key stakeholder feedback.

  • Perform greenhouse gas/carbon emission analyses.

  • Assist project managers with a variety of project tasks.

  • Perform other related work as required.

    What you will bring:

  • BA/BS degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental science, civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a related field. Masters degree preferred.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication, and strong presentation skills; ability to communicate complex information to architects, planners, engineers, clients, and the public.

  • Ability to problem-solve, think critically, and exercise good judgement; openness to constructive feedback.

  • Good work ethic, energy, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

  • Desire to try and learn new things—climate resilience is an ever-evolving industry!

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.

  • A general knowledge and interest in learning about climate projections, and sustainability and climate mitigation strategies, such as carbon sequestration, water use reduction, sustainable materials selection, and energy efficiency strategies.

  • Experience with visualization and analyses of data, preferably climate projections.

  • Familiarity with ArcGis, Sketch-up, Rhino, and Revit, preferred.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel as required.


Your world is always changing, and so are we. Since 1899, Weston & Sampson has strived to make the world a better place by offering interdisciplinary design, engineering, and environmental services. Innovative and reliable for more than a century, we seek to implement a workplace culture in which all employees are empowered to do their best work while sharing the advantages of their own voice and experience. Join us as we grow.

About Us:

Weston & Sampson is an employee-owned company service public and private clients throughout the easter United States. With a staff of more than 700 professionals in offices along the East Coast, Weston & Sampson strives to achieve an exceptional workforce to support the diverse communities we serve and value differences as assets to the organization.

COVID-19 Response:

Employee health and safety remain at the forefront of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Corporate Response Team meets regularly to stay up to date with employee needs and concerns, safety protocols and equipment, stay-at-home advisories for all the states in which we operate, and current protocols for our office spaces. The majority of our personnel currently work from home with secure remote access to the company network. We have clear safety standards for in-person site visits or other situations that cannot be accommodated virtually. We also expanded accommodations for flexible schedules and established meeting-free Fridays.


Weston & Sampson is dedicated to improving the quality of life of both our clients and our employees. We are committed to treating our staff with the highest degree of professional respect, valuing differences, learning from each other, and encouraging our team members to grow and achieve. We provide a comfortable, safe working environment along with the state-of-the-art tools and equipment. We offer competitive salaries, a generous benefits packaged, and a welcoming corporate culture where people are recognized for their contributions.


Learn and contribute with collaborative teams in a friendly, professional, constantly improving environment.


Competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and career growth, in an equitable, family-friendly work environment.


Weston & Sampson is an equal opportunity employer, seeking talented, diverse technical and professional staff members. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.


Work on meaningful projects that transform the environment, with a team who values your ideas and shares your vision.

If interested, please submit your resume through our career portal:

Job LocationsUS-MA-Reading | US-MA-Boston

Posted Date1 month ago(9/16/2021 11:42 AM)

ID 2021-2030

of Openings 1

Category Engineering