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Urban Designer

Company: Stantec Consulting International Ltd.
Location: Albany
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Search for City, State, Country, Zip Code Join Stantec's Urban Places Group to help us create the most livable, prosperous, sustainable, resilient, and equitable urban and urbanizing places in North America. The Urban Places Group is growing, and we are looking for an urban designer to be based in our Boston office to support planning and urban design projects in the US and Canada. ( www.stantec.com/our-work/sectors/community-development/urban-places.html ) Stantec's Urban Places Group (UPG) is an interdisciplinary specialized practice within a global consulting firm, offering opportunities to be involved in a variety of planning and urban design projects and collaborate with Stantec's leading experts in a variety of fields.Our plans create places, networks and infrastructure that connect people to place, to prosperity, and to each other. UPG planners and designers lead transformational planning and design projects in urban and urbanizing places across North America. The members of UPG have won dozens of planning and urban design awards for work ranging from downtown and district plans to community-wide and regional plans. We work closely with our colleagues across Stantec in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, real estate, transportation, environmental science, and other disciplines to provide plans that are both visionary and feasible, driven by data, and grounded in market realities.The urban designer will work with our group on public- and private-sector projects ranging from mixed-use development, district redevelopment, and neighborhood planning, to site design, as well as contributions to aspects of comprehensive planning. Depending on the project, he/she may be responsible for research, design, production of written and graphic content, public engagement efforts, and other assistance. The candidate should have excellent graphic communications skills and be able to prepare initial drafts of urban design reports and documents using appropriate software systems and graphic programs.Your Key ResponsibilitiesCollaborate with multi-disciplinary teams of planners, designers, engineers, and specialists on a variety of projects at once.Contribute to all phases of projects including analysis, design, public engagement, and final production.Create drawings and graphics including maps, diagrams, sketches, renderings, and 3D models.QualificationsYour Capabilities and CredentialsA passion for placemaking, walkability, sustainability, resilience, and innovation in urban design and planning.An understanding of urban form, urban typologies, and best practices in urban design and planning.Strong communication skills--verbal, written, and especially graphic.Experience with the production of planning reports and documents and a thorough knowledge and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite.Experience with GIS map production and data management.Ability to engage effectively with a wide variety of clients and stakeholders.Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.Desire and the ability to contribute on multiple levels within the design process are critical.Demonstrated responsibility, maturity, and commitment to a team-driven environment.Location in Boston or Pittsburgh is preferred, Albany is possible.Willingness to travel as needed.Education and ExperienceA graduate degree in Urban Design, Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or a related field.One to four years of relevant experience.Typical office environment working with computers. Some travel may be required (add in expected travel %), such as delivering plans or documents to reviewing agencies or clients or to attend meetings. May occasionally visit study areas, construction sites and/or be exposed to outside elements and inclement weather conditions.This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-BostonOther Locations : United States-New York-Albany, United States-Pennsylvania-PittsburghOrganization : BC-2104 Community Development-US NortheastEmployee Status : RegularJob Level : Individual ContributorTravel : Yes, 25 % of the TimeSchedule : Full-timeJob Posting : Dec 16, 2022, 6:26:44 AMStantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

Keywords: Stantec Consulting International Ltd., San Francisco , Urban Designer, Other , Albany, California

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