Dec 10, 2020

Urban Designer

  • Construction Jobs Inc
  • New York, NY, USA

Job Description

Be involved in projects with our Planning and Environment Teams and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges through design.   At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!   Position Description:    WSP has an immediate need for an Urban Designer for our Urban Design / Placemaking practice centered in our New York, New York and Atlanta, Georgia locations. Our ideal candidate will be able to work in a team environment to implement urban design, infrastructure planning and placemaking projects across the US. We are seeking a design-oriented, creative and dynamic team player to work within multi-disciplinary teams, integrating technical disciplines to solve the complex challenges facing modern society to create great places. Candidate must possess a design acumen, strong communication skills and graphic capabilities.   Responsibilities:
  • Team with planning, design and technical staff in support of a growing, Urban Design and Placemaking Practice
  • Function entrepreneurially within the team, the firm and with corporate leadership
  • Develop CAD/Illustrator/GIS diagrams, plans, sections and 3D models for urban design studies and packages
  • Writing and assembly of reports and other documents
  • Provide hand sketch and computer aided designs for projects
  • Participate in public and stakeholder engagement, table facilitation and community workshop
  • Be available and able to travel nationally (usually 2 to 3-day segments)
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures. 
  • Other duties as required by business needs.
Requirements Required Skills:
  • Design focused and ability to innovate and create ideas that are technologically feasible and economically viable
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant and/or related field of study 
  • Minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible experience in urban design planning or design-related activities (or equivalent working knowledge/experience).
  • Positive attitude – a team player with the ability to work in a corporate environment and communicate with a wide range of professionals
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High quality hand sketching and/or computer graphic abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Creative thinker that embraces innovation
  • Understanding of transit-oriented development, placemaking, complete streets and design of resilient places
  • Graduate degree in urban design, urban planning, landscape architecture, architecture, and/or city planning (with design focus)
  • Proficiency in use of Adobe Creative Suite, (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design), GIS, 2D-CAD, 3D rendering capabilities a plus

About WSP USA   WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.   WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.   At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started?    WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively “WSP USA”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status   The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.   Relocation assistance is not available for this position.



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