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Site Designer

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Facilities Management
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Apr 8, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 02644
Position ID:: 174347

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Assistant Facilities Program Coordinator (SL-3)

Salary: $60,000 - $75,000

Binghamton University is searching for a Site Designer to work closely with our Licensed Landscape Architect and Site/Civil Designer to assist with planning, design, and construction administration of projects on the main and satellite campuses. The candidate will work with campus community members, under the supervision of a Landscape Architect, to establish project scopes, develop concept designs that reflect established budgets, refine designs into biddable construction drawings, and monitor construction.

The Site Designer will also be responsible for assisting in the evaluation and establishment of campus standards for planning, design and methods of project delivery. Other responsibilities include: understanding the history of campus development as well as objectives of the current master plan; assist campus community members (Colleges, Departments, etc.) in determining the needs for new site work projects; coordinate and determine feasibility or conceptualization of such projects; develop project scopes and schedules; determine, compile and reconcile project budgets with input from all pertinent parties; design landscapes and site plans; conduct field inspections and provide supervision to monitor the quality of site construction and landscape improvements; consult with and advise supervisory personnel or Grounds Maintenance Crews on landscape improvements and maintenance projects; assist in the preparation of the scope of design services required for each project; attend planning meetings as the campus site representative on assigned projects.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Associates degree in a Site Design related program or field
  • Minimum of one year experience working as a Site Designer in capital project design, or related field
  • AutoCAD and/or Auto CAD Civil 3D and/or Revit proficiency
  • Technical knowledge of design and construction industries
  • Ability to comprehend construction drawings and specifications
  • MS Word and Excel proficiency


  • Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, or related program or field
  • Three or more years' experience working on institutional/college campus related projects
  • Extensive Horticulture knowledge of plants appropriate to upstate New York climate
  • Ability to create full construction drawing packages using AutoCAD without the need for drafting support from others
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; strong organizational skills; estimating and project scheduling software experience; specification writing experience; experience creating accurate and complete cost estimates for site work projects
  • Experience working with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Storm Water Management requirements and inspection procedures
  • Experience creating 3D Models using a range of modeling programs

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: April 22, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents:


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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