Entry-Level Transportation Planner / Urban Designer

Houston, TX
Added: January 17, 2024
Halff, is seeking to immediately hire an entry-level Planner / Urban Designer for their Houston, Texas office. The selected candidate will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of planners, engineers, landscape architects, and other support experts on a wide variety of planning efforts with public and private entities ranging from comprehensive plan preparation; mobility, park, recreation, and trails planning; active transportation planning; downtown and corridor planning; and urban design efforts.

The responsibilities of this position will include 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.

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;
  • 0 to 3 years of experience in a planning capacity; project management a plus;
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and highly motivated;
  • Strong technical writing skills;
  • Working knowledge of computer programs (ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, and Microsoft Office programs) and the ability to produce attractive maps, infographics, and documents; and,
  • Ability to travel periodically to client jurisdictions.


  • Experience in both the public and private sector
  • Transportation specific planning experience
  • AICP and/or other certifications/registrations from our allied professions (PLA, AIA, CNU-A, LEED AP, etc.).

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

Company Overview

Halff is a mid-sized, employee-owned, diverse and multi-disciplined professional services firm. For more than 70 years, Halff has provided smarter solutions throughout the United States offering services in Construction Services, Energy, Environmental, Geographic Information Systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Land and Site Development, Planning and Landscape Architecture, MEP Engineering, Public Works, Right of Way, Structural Engineering, Subsurface Utility Engineering/Utility Coordination, Surveying, Transportation, Water Resources and Water/Wastewater.

Halff has offices in the following locations:

Arkansas: Bentonville, Fort Smith, Little Rock, and North Little Rock

Florida: Chipley, Crestview, Jacksonville, Orlando, Panama City Beach, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tavares, and Temple Terrace

Louisiana: Baton Rouge and Shreveport

Oklahoma: Norman and Oklahoma City

Texas: Austin, Brownsville, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Houston, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Richardson, San Antonio, and Tyler

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, prescription, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, paid time off and holiday pay, Traditional and Roth 401(k) plans, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Health Savings Account, 529 College Savings Plan, Flexible Spending, an Employee Assistance Plan and more.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Halff is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Halff is a drug-free workplace. This offer of employment is contingent upon the receipt of a clear drug screen and background check prior to your first day of employment. This position may be subject to random drug testing pursuant to federal regulations.