WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Urban Designer (ID# 38331) in New York, New York

Urban Designer (ID# 38331) New York, NY

Category: Planning

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 1 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

Be involved in projects with our Planning 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 an Urban Designer for our New York City office. Our ideal candidate will be able to work in a team environment to implement urban design infrastructure planning and projects across the US. We are seeking a creative and dynamic team player to work within multi-disciplinary teams, integrating technical disciplines to solve the complex infrastructural challenges facing modern society. Candidate must possess a design acumen, strong communication skills and graphic capabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Team with planning, design and technical staff in support of a growing, integrated, urban design 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 for, and assembly of reports and other documents

  • Provide hand sketch and computer aided designs for projects

  • Provide meeting and table facilitation as part of 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.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture and/or City Planning (with design focus.

  • 1-5 years of relevant work experience in Urban Design, Urban Planning, Architecture and/or Landscape Architecture.

  • Understanding of transit oriented development, placemaking, complete streets and design of resilient places

  • Ability to clearly describe planning and urban design concepts with words and images

  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • High quality hand sketching and computer graphic abilities

  • Positive attitude a team player with the ability to work in a corporate environment and communicate with a wide range of professionals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Urban Design background

  • LEED Accredited Professional/AICP/RA/ALSA

  • Proficiency in use of Adobe Creative Suite, (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design), GIS, 2D-CAD, 3D rendering capabilities


WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. 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.

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 M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity