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 buildings, transportation, 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.com.
The Firm - WSP-USA
At WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, our expertise lies at the intersection of the infrastructure and the skylines we have helped to shape from coast to coast. Our professionals have planned, designed and managed the construction of some of the most iconic high-rise buildings, highways, tunnels and transit and rail systems across the United States. Our cross-disciplinary services range across multiple sectors and markets including: advisory; buildings; water and environment; energy and transportation. We apply the latest concepts in sustainable development to improve social, economic and environmental conditions.
WSP has an immediate need for an Urban Designer to lead our urban strategies practice in New York City. Our ideal candidate will be able to work in a team environment to implement infrastructure planning and urban design projects in New York City and the northeast region. 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, graphic capabilities, a keen understanding of the issues that affect the City, knowledge of sustainable infrastructure strategies. A proven ability to manage projects for public and private sector clients is a plus.
Team with planning, design and technical staff in support of a growing, integrated, urban strategies 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
Manage tasks as part of project development, including plan and report production
Lead discussions with clients and teams
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)
Graduate degree in urban design, urban planning, landscape architecture, architecture, and/or city planning (with design focus). Ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of relevant work experience in urban design, urban planning, architecture and/or landscape architecture. Professional registration (e.g., ASLA, AICP, or RA) preferred.
Positive attitude – a team player
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to manage multiple deadlines
Ability to clearly describe planning concepts with words and images
Ability to work in a corporate environment and communicate with a wide range of professionals
Understanding of transit oriented development, placemaking, complete streets and design of resilient places
High quality hand sketching and computer graphic abilities
Proficiency in use of Adobe Creative Suite, (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design), GIS, 2D-CAD, 3D rendering capabilities a plus
Knowledge of zoning and form-based codes
Understanding of project budgets, administration, contracts and project management responsibilities a plus
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 buildings, transportation, energy, water and environmen...t sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com.