Land Planner / Urban Designer – Durham, NC | 12.9.19

Name of Employer: McAdams
Employer Website:
Durham, NC
Job title: Land Planner / Urban Designer

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
To collaborate with the Planning + Design team as well as other market sectors within the firm to produce creative and innovative design solutions related to a wide variety of projects, including residential, commercial, mixed-use, institutional and healthcare.

Essential Functions + Responsibilities
Work with design team to develop concept sketches and land plans for a wide variety of project types, including: Due diligence research, site analysis, GIS mapping, master planning, preparation of planning documents, preparation of graphics, presentations to elected and advisory officials.

Candidates should provide work samples / portfolio electronically when submitting their resume.

Job Candidate Qualifications


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Planning or related field from an accredited program
  • 2 – 4 years of land planning experience
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team environment and communicate effectively with project team and manager
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills
  • Be committed to team success as well as personal career growth
  • Possess excellent organizational and time management skills


  • RLA licensure or progress toward licensure

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 for consideration here:


Posted on

December 9, 2019

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