Urban Designer / Planner - Ayres Associates - Cheyenne, WY



June 3, 2019

Position: Urban Designer/Planner #1945 | Status: Full time | Office/Department: Cheyenne, WY/Dev. Services

Finding the right fit:

We’re looking for the next innovative urban designer/planner to assist with providing creative solutions for our growing and diverse client base on the Front Range, across the West, and nationwide.

Your vigorous passion for community development and public outreach will allow you to play and integral role on the development services team. Your strong interpersonal and communication skills to will allow you to approach your workload with flexibility and channel your internal drive to achieve results. Success will be defined by your ability to multi-task, feel confident in your professional capabilities, and empower yourself to work with limited direction.

On any given day, you’ll:

  • Work on several projects simultaneously while proactively collaborating with other team members.

  • Prepare graphics, drawings and renderings in support of planning activities to communicate complex concepts to the public, elected officials and other professionals.

  • Assist with preparation of boards, worksheets, and other materials for public/client meetings, workshops, charrettes, and project team meetings.

  • Create large planning documents with proficiency in layout, consistency, and attractive visual appearance.

  • Design and develop planning studies and compile completed reports.

  • Research and analyze residential and commercial development projects.

  • Understand and apply design theory, principles, urban site analysis, and how people experience place in rural and densely urban environments.

  • Compile, research, analyze and evaluate data related to social, housing, economic, population, environmental, land use trends, preparing reports and presentations associated with the above items.

  • Conduct research, create and modify plans, diagrams, sketches, renderings, maps, drawings and reports as directed by senior planners; visually communicate project content and write text for related reports and presentations and other written work deliverables.

  • Attend evening meetings and assist with public hearings.

  • Participate in interviews and development of proposals, budgets, and project timelines.

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelors or master’s degree in urban design, planning, architecture, or a closely related field.

  • 0 - 3 years of relevant experience.

Desired skills and experiences:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning, graphic design, and document production is desirable, as is knowledge of brownfield revitalization, urban design, public engagement, and an interest in downtown redevelopment, urban design and place-making.

  • Experience with municipal and urban planning and design is a plus.

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and other graphics programs is strongly preferred; GIS software is a plus.

  • Ability to create high quality graphic designs, development strategies, and render site plans via sketches and/or computer graphics highly desirable.

  • Self‐directed, motivated, collaborative, and professional, with ability to manage project deliverables, deadlines, and budgets.

If interested, please contact Scott Wilson or Danielle Widmer.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabilities

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