Bicycle + Pedestrian Planner – Durham, NC | 12.9.19

Name of Employer: McAdams
Employer Website:
Durham, NC
Job title: Bicycle + Pedestrian Planner

Job Details / Description

McAdams is a full-service land planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering and geomatics firm located in North Carolina and Texas. We seek a partnership with our clients to create meaningful experiences through inspired design. Our employees are what makes McAdams different. We bring “experiences” to the forefront of everything we do and to do that takes special people.

We are proud to be part of the most interesting, iconic and impactful projects in the region. Our work is relevant because we understand that it takes more than design and engineering to create places. It’s about applying thoughtfulness and resourcefulness to create meaningful experiences that energize our communities.

Position Purpose
McAdams is adding to our growing greenway practice and is searching for the right planner to join our team. If you are active in the field of bicycle + pedestrian planning and design and want to make a difference in creating sustainable, livable communities – McAdams is the right team for you.

Essential Functions + Responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparation and completion of planning tasks that are responsive to project needs including the production planning documents, surveys, reports and the facilitation of public meetings and steering committee meetings
  • Collect, analyze and present data and public input
  • Conduct field observations and data collection activities
  • Development project strategy for each project that identifies milestones, appropriate planning techniques to be applied, stakeholders, schedule and overall project objectives
  • Analyze technical problems, assessing the feasibility of proposed techniques and procedures, and devising new approaches and alternative solutions
  • Manage projects by coordinating with the client, directing the design process, coordinating the design team, which may include other disciplines
  • Coordinate with clients to define work programs and budgets
  • Execute planning work with limited direction
  • Complete work accurately and in accordance with good planning codes and practice
  • Provide leadership in project planning and strategy including general oversight and planning, project management, project implementation, and ensuring quality of work products
  • Execute planning work with limited direction
  • Complete work accurately and in accordance with good planning codes and practice
  • Contribute to the overall goals, effective and happiness of the team
  • Complete work on time and within budget
  • Secure and manage successful, profitable projects
  • Actively participate in industry organizations
  • Perform other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary

Job Candidate Qualifications


  • Master / Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning
  • Proficiency in the application of bicycle and pedestrian planning techniques at a variety of scales
  • Proficiency in GIS software
  • Strong written and oral communications skills are required
  • Possess strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task, communicate schedule and progress on assigned tasks
  • Be energetic, self-directed and success focused


  • American Institute of Certified Planning (AICP) credentials preferred

Portfolio Requirements

  • Please provide three (3) examples of bicycle and pedestrian plans. Specify your contribution to each document.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the US. McAdams does not sponsor applicants for employment-based visas.

We participate in E-Verify. Information from all employees’ Form I-9 is used to confirm work authorization.

EOE: Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. We are equal opportunity employers. Decisions regarding hiring, promotions and terminations are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (over 40), disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and portfolio for consideration here:


Posted on

December 9, 2019

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