McCormick Taylor, Inc., a progressive transportation engineering and environmental planning firm, has an immediate opening for a Land Use Planner / Urban Designer in our Philadelphia, PA office. The ideal candidate will bring strong design skills and a thorough understanding of community planning, urban design, and multimodal transportation planning practices.
The position involves the creation of plans and drawings, urban design diagrams and maps, site design, drafting comprehensive and area plans, and ordinance writing. The desired candidate will also bring strong communications skills, and have interest in leading robust community outreach and public involvement programs designed to engage communities in the practice of planning.
Applicants should have a graduate degree in city planning, urban planning, or similar field. They should possess the ability to read and interpret concept plans and zoning maps; as well as architectural, engineering, and building plans.
The ideal candidate will have specific experience in multimodal transportation planning, project management and client coordination, facilitation and presentations, public meeting planning and design, database management and design, and maintaining overall quality control across projects.
Applicants should be proficient in or familiar with one or more urban planning software programs, including: ArcView/ArcGIS, Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, AutoCAD, or similar. Hand sketching or rendering skills are a plus. Certification / accreditation through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-LEED), Professional Engineer (PE), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), or similar is preferred.