Senior Urban Designer/Planner

Job Description:

UDA is seeking an accomplished, articulate professional urban designer with 5-10 years of experience. The Senior Urban Designer/Planner position is a merit-based post offered to qualified candidates who have demonstrated the necessary leadership and management skills to fulfill this role. The Senior Designer’s primary responsibility is to manage projects, oversee the development of design ideas, and direct their team’s daily operations. A component of teaching and production responsibilities are also required.


Responsibilities (AKA Essential Job Functions or Duties and responsibilities):

  • Lead the project team

  • Promote teamwork among team members

  • Be accountable for the successful completion of projects

  • Seek out leadership roles and speaking opportunities in professional organizations

  •  Manage contracts, track project budgets, and organize schedules

  • Prepare and maintain team task lists

  • Oversee development and execution of design ideas

  • Review and prepare project invoices and cover letters

  • Oversee the final production of deliverables

  • Redline reports and drawings

  •  Assist principals and associates with report writing

  • Mentor junior team members


Skills Required:

  • Basic understanding of placemaking and community design (building, street, and public space types plus associated principles)

  • Ability to communicate verbally, in writing, and through drawings

  • Adeptness at hand drawing and sketching

  • Demonstrated creative ability, including urban, architectural, and graphic design

  • Project organization and management expertise

  • Community engagement capabilities

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, the Adobe Suite, SketchUp, and GIS


Education, Experience, Certification, and Licensure:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in urban design, city planning, architecture, or landscape architecture

  • 5-10 years professional experience

  • Architects or landscape architects license (U.S.), and/or American Institute of Certified Planners Certification (AICP)

  • Design background and LEED AP or Green Associate preferred


What We Offer:
A great place to grow and prosper. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:
If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to careers@urbandesignassociates.com.  If you have skills, experience or qualifications other than those listed above that may be of interest to us, please describe them in your cover letter or resume. UDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diversified workforce.

Urban Design, architecture, and planning

Employment Type: