Location: Richardson, TX

Senior Planner / Urban Designer

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Halff Associates Inc., is seeking to immediately hire a mid-level Planner / Urban Designer for their Richardson, Texas office. The selected candidate will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of planners, landscape architects, and other support experts on a wide variety of planning efforts with public and private entities ranging from comprehensive plan preparation; park, recreation, and trails planning; active transportation planning; downtown and corridor planning; special area planning; and urban design efforts.  

The responsibilities of the Planner / Urban Designer position will include project management and support of senior staff projects, public engagement, plan development, report writing and document production, and assisting with the preparation of computer-generated maps and graphic elements needed to convey the ideas generated in each planning effort. In addition, the candidate will periodically participate in business development activities and represent the firm. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment to help client communities proactively plan and design for their future.  

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in community/urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture or a closely related field; advanced degree a plus;
  • Six to 10 years of experience in a planning capacity;
  • Project management experience required;
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and highly motivated;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Demonstrated abilities in facilitating community stakeholder input and public meetings;
  • Knowledge of computer programs (GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office programs) and the ability to produce attractive maps, graphics, and documents; and,
  • Ability to travel periodically to client jurisdictions.  


  • Experience in both the public and private sector; and,
  • AICP and/or other certifications from our allied professions (ASLA, AIA, CNU-A, LEED-ND, etc.).

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates who meet or exceed the above qualifications are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume, writing, and graphic samples of recent work. If collaborative work is shown, credit team members and note your role where applicable.

Company/Office Information:
Halff Associates
1201 N Bowser Rd
Richardson, TX 75081

Contact Person:
Denise Mitchell, Human Resources Recruiter
1201 N Bowser Rd
Richardson, TX 75081-2275
Direct: (214) 346-6355