1+ months

Senior Urban Designer

Charlotte, NC 28202
Be involved in projects and business development opportunites with our Urban Design and Placemaking Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
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!
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Urban Designer for either our Charlotte or Raleigh, North Carolina offices.
Duties and 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
  • Business Development including identifying project leads and pursuits, client relations management and pursuit management
  • Lead an integrated design process for projects related to transit-oriented development, placemaking, adaptive infrastructure and design of resilient places
  • Supervise planning and design professionals
  • Writing and assembly of reports and other documents
  • Provide meeting and table facilitation as part of project and community workshops
  • Be available and able to travel nationally (usually 2 to 3 day segments)
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in urban design, urban planning, landscape architecture and/or city planning (with design focus)
  • AICP, RA, ALSA or LEED Accredited Professional
  • A team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work in a corporate environment and communicate with a wide range of professionals across the US
  • Possess a design acumen, strong communication skills and graphic capabilities and ability to describe planning and urban design concepts with words and images
  • Ability to lead staff and build teams
  • Skilled in conducting business development successfully, generating new leads and creating partnerships
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience in urban design, urban planning, architecture and/or landscape architecture
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in urban design, urban planning, landscape architecture, architecture, and/or city planning (with design focus)
  • Knowledge of and/or proficiency in use of Adobe Creative Suite, (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design), GIS, 2D-CAD, 3D rendering capabilities
  • Urban Design background
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 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


Posted: 2020-09-01 Expires: 2021-02-25

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