We are looking for a Senior Urban Planner who is a self-motivator with an ability to succeed in a fast paced, deadline driven environment, strong analytical and problem solving abilities. We are looking for someone who can maintain strong working relationships with internal staff and clients. Responsible for generating conceptual master plans and architecture during the planning process on a variety of project types and scale. Consult with design department in developing and presenting conceptual design concepts. Function as a conduit between conceptual design process and architectural implementation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SR URBAN PLANNER
Create strong creative and innovative design concepts for a range of project types including mixed use, retail, residential, commercial, land planning and transit-oriented development
Illustrate and present design solutions effectively through free hand sketching and computer aided design to create compelling presentations and convey intended vision to clients including architectural design solutions
Ability to collaborate in conceptual design work for master planning and urban design projects and develop from feasibility through detailed planning stage
Ensure timely delivery of high quality master planning projects within budget
Gather and document relevant data, regulatory aspects and physical conditions of study areas
Produce top quality designs that meet Clients’ expectations
Write contracts and Proposal Agreements with the Project Managers to develop appropriate fees, achievable schedules, and accurate contractual terms
Apply sustainable planning and design principles
Evaluate and take into consideration economic, social, regulatory and physical factors affecting planning and design decisions for proposed projects
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS), preferably in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or related field
5+ year’s exp. in Urban Design, Architecture or related fields
Strong knowledge of Master Planning, grading and zoning analysis
Must have a strong understanding of all building types
Must have a thorough understanding of state/local codes and accessibility requirements meeting state and federal standards
Professional proficiency in AutoCAD & graphic software’s
Local to Washington D.C. Metro Area preferred
Free hand sketching is a required
About Lessard Design
Lessard Design is an international architecture and planning firm committed to creating environments that inspire connection, collaboration, community and commerce. Located in Tysons Corner, we also have offices in India, Boston and New York. Our understanding of global cultures is translated through design that is sensitive to cultural geographies, communities, traditions and values. Our firm leaders have experience working in nearly 20 countries with projects in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Our diverse international team provides the expertise to manage clients through all design phases – from feasibility, strategy and through construction.
We offer an expanding and challenging portfolio of projects, competitive salary, bonuses paid twice a year, free parking and a dynamic work environment including: Extensive professional development program and collaborative environment with happy hours, staff lunches, costume contests, summer and winter company sponsored events and much more. Lessard Design Inc. - We design room to grow. All applicants must include professional resumes and a portfolio of work samples (either attached or website address included).