URBAN DESIGNER/URBAN PLANNER


Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. (FHI) is a team of planners, engineers, designers, scientists, and GIS analysts dedicated to providing community planning, mobility planning, environmental services, and public involvement services. Now in our 32nd year and spanning multiple offices in exciting urban centers, we lead and partner on innovative projects across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. FHI’s core values guide all we do. We combine our technical planning skills with customized, highly responsive client services. Our staff share a passion, energy, and commitment to improving our communities.

FHI is seeking a creative Urban Designer or Urban Planner for our Community Design Service Line. If you are passionate about developing creative approaches to community issues, enjoy working with high achieving, innovative people, and you want to be part of a growing, mid-size design firm, FHI is the place for you.  Our projects include town and village center planning and design, transit-oriented development planning, municipal master plans, open space planning, streetscape design, form-base codes and design, regional and statewide development plans. 

We are looking for an experienced professional with minimum 5 years of experience and who can manage projects and project tasks, engage in all aspects of design, prepare project visuals, maps, and renderings, and present and discuss materials with clients, stakeholders, and the general public.

The best candidate will be able to demonstrate flexibility in project roles, tasks, and deadlines, and have strong organizational and communication skills including the presentation of technical information and facilitation of meetings. The candidate should be a team player, take ownership of their work, be creative in problem solving, and support business development efforts.

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, or Architecture
  • 5+ years of related responsibility and a demonstrated increase in professional growth over this time
  • Excellent communication skills with strong written, oral, editing, and analytical abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; interested in working in dynamic, collaborative studio environment but can also work independently
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Functional abilities in AutoCAD, ArcGIS, SketchUp, or similar design tools are a plus
  • Knowledge of innovative community engagement tools, including websites and a variety of survey instruments
  • Willingness to attend evening meetings and travel on project-related business
  • Multilingual ability an asset
  • Valid Driver’s License

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated creative individual who welcomes working in a collaborative environment. FHI is proud to offer rewarding professional experiences with opportunities for professional development. Salary commensurate with experience.

Send resume to designer@fhiplan.com or Claudia Massie, 416 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT  06103.  Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. is an EEO/AA /VEV/Disabled employer.