Senior Planner Project Manager

Houston, TX
Added: January 17, 2024
Senior Planner

Halff Associates Inc. is seeking to immediately hire a Senior Planner for their Houston, Texas office. The selected candidate will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of planners, landscape architects, and other support experts on a wide variety of planning efforts with public and private entities ranging from comprehensive plan preparation; parks, recreation, and trails planning; active transportation planning; downtown and corridor planning; urban design and land planning efforts.

The responsibilities of the Senior Planner position will include project management and leadership of public engagement, plan development, technical report writing and document production, and computer-generated maps and graphic elements needed to convey the concepts and ideas generated in each planning effort. In addition, the candidate will periodically participate in business development activities and represent the firm.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary environment to help client communities proactively plan and design for their future.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in community/urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture or a closely related field; advanced degree a plus;
  • 8-10+ years of experience in a planning capacity;
  • Project management experience;
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and highly motivated;
  • Strong technical writing skills;
  • Demonstrated abilities in facilitating community meetings;
  • Knowledge of computer programs (GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office programs) and the ability to produce attractive maps, graphics, and documents; and,
  • Ability to travel periodically to client jurisdictions.


  • Experience in both the public and private sector; and,
  • AICP and/or other certifications/professional registrations from our allied professions (PLA, AIA, CNU-A, LEED-ND, etc.).


Commensurate with experience.

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.


Halff Associates is a unique, employee-owned, regional consulting firm that has provided full-service engineering, planning, landscape architecture, architecture, and related land development services for decades. We are committed to continually investing in our employees, fostering a culture of collaboration, and delivering unwaveringly high-quality results for our clients. Our passion is providing smarter solutions with a distinctly human touch for everyone we serve. We improve lives and communities by turning ideas into reality. Halff continues to be ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the top firms in Texas and Louisiana, winning the following awards in 2020:

  • Award: Top 500 Design Firms (No. 106); Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Top Design Firms (No. 14); Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana
  • Award: 2020 Hot Firm; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2020 Best Firms to Work For; Zweig Group

Office Information

Halff Associates

14800 St. Mary’s Lane, Suite 160

Houston, TX 77079-2943

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 Architecture, 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, Jacksonville, Miramar Beach, Panama City Beach, Tallahassee, Tampa and Tavares

Louisiana: Baton Rouge and Shreveport

Oklahoma: Oklahoma City

Texas: Austin, Brownsville, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Houston, Midland, McAllen, 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 includes a base salary plus end-of-year bonus. If you are looking for a private consulting firm with a great work culture, Halff may be what you are looking for.

Halff Associates 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.