Resident Engineer - Buildings Focused - Prospect Park Alliance

Resident Engineer - Buildings Focused

The Prospect Park Alliance is a non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park for the benefit of diverse communities, in partnership with the City of New York. Prospect Park is Brooklyn's flagship park and a National Historic Landmark, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The Alliance cares for the natural environment, preserves historic design and serves the community by providing public programming and Park amenities for the Park, which receives more than 10 million visits each year. The Alliance’s work in historic preservation and park revitalization is nationally recognized.

The Prospect Park Alliance’s small Design and Construction Department is currently seeking a Resident Engineer to supervise construction work on several historic buildings. The projects include the renovation of a landmarked pavilion, the Concert Grove Pavilion and the renovation of the Lefferts House, a 1783 historic Dutch farmhouse. The ideal candidate will have experience working on NYC projects and experience with the restoration of historical buildings. The office currently consists of four landscape architects, three architects, one resident engineer and an archivist. 

Under the direction of the Senior Architect, this individual will work as part of the Design and Construction team on the projects mentioned above.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supervising contractors on site to ensure that the work being done follows the contract documents.
  • Ensuring that contractors follow Parks Dept. procedures.
  • Compiling daily field notes and completing daily and weekly construction reports, describing the progress of work.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BA or MA in Architecture, Preservation Architecture or a construction management related field.
  • 1-2 years of professional office experience
  • 2 or more years of construction supervision or construction management work.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Office a plus
  • Experience creating construction drawing sets and details a plus
  • Ability to read architectural plans and details.
  • Ability to work well in a small close-knit studio environment
  • Excellent communication skills

Application Instructions:

Please send your resume and cover letter to

 No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

The Alliance is committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all. Regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or if you’re parenting the next generation, we firmly believe that our work is at its best when everyone feels free to be their most authentic self.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to

Please, no phone calls. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.