Urban Planner & Designer


TITLE: Urban Planner & Designer


DUTIES: Work on individual tasks through all phases of transportation projects, including visioning, research, planning, concept development, preliminary engineering, and final design. Review previous documents and conduct literature reviews; collect and analyze data; prepare illustrative graphics including graphic renderings, photo visualization, 3D models, conceptual master plans, street cross sections, and site plans; and write technical memorandums and reports.

Understand transportation engineering concepts and interpret analysis outputs. Effectively communicate these concepts and analysis through writing and illustrative graphics to client representatives and community members. Read and interpret maps, roadway plans, construction drawings, master/land use plans, and policies. Review work performed by other planners. Facilitate and attend technical meetings with clients, presenting analysis approach and results. Present project findings and facilitate discussions as part of public meetings, design charrettes, and stakeholder engagement process. Assist senior staff or principals with writing proposals and scopes of work.

Uphold positive and effective team communications by relating to clients, agencies, consultants, and other team members beyond giving and receiving instructions. Work independently as well as in interdisciplinary and collaborative teams. Work on wide variety of projects at the local, state, and national level from planning and designing Complete Streets, multi-modal corridor plans, transit oriented development and station area plans, developing design guidelines and transportation policies, pedestrian and bicycle master plans etc. Perform meso-scopic & micro-scopic traffic simulation analysis for large scale network, freeway corridors, urban highways, interchanges & intersections. Provide technical support for model development (i.e. statistical model, traffic assignment model). Conduct model validation for local or regional travel demand models. Write technical memoranda, reports, and chapters of larger planning/engineering reports. Perform analysis with oversight. Conduct all routine and moderately complex analysis independently. Plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate detailed phases of engineering/planning work for moderately sized projects ($50,000-$150,000 in total fees) or part(s) of major projects. Maintain direct contact with client and/or clients' technical staff. Oversee small projects (less than $50,000) or tasks of larger projects. Work directly with clients with oversight from a project manager or principal. Develop new business through repeat clients and new referrals as a result of past performance and client interaction.

REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in City Planning/Urban Design or related field.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have at least three years of experience in Urban Planning/Design, including with the following specific skills and technologies: GIS analysis with ERSI ArcMap and ArcCatalog; Adobe Creative Suite software such as Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop; AutoCAD or other design software; ED modeling and rendering software, such as SketchUp, Esri City Engine, or V-Ray; PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Project. Experience must be professional experience in urban planning design or analysis related to multi-modal transportation planning, engineering, and design. Experience may have been gained concurrently.

RATE OF PAY: $69,202 per year. The employer will pay or exceed the prevailing wage, which is determined by the U.S. Department of Labor.

KAI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of veteran status or disability.


Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
ATTN: Melissa Bourquein
610 SW Alder Street, Suite 700
Portland, OR 97205