Now Hiring – Associate Planner(s)

Posted by on Oct 12, 2020 in Headlines, Uncategorized


Associate Planner (Multiple Offerings)


Provide both technical and innovative solutions, to develop comprehensive plans and programs for the use of land and physical facilities. Performing research, drafting text, summarizing process and project components. Designing and promoting plans affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing or transportation. Performing analysis, developing planning recommendations and concepts. Developing maps and graphics. Assessing the feasibility of land use proposals and identifying necessary changes. Identifying opportunities or development plans for sustainability projects or programs to improve energy efficiency, minimize pollution or waste, or restore population density. Reviewing and evaluating environmental impact reports pertaining to private or public planning projects or programs; and developing plans for public or alternative transportation systems for urban or regional locations to reduce carbon output associates with transportation.


Chicago, IL

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor* – Urban Planning/Design; will accept equivalent foreign degree.
Experience: Two* (2) years in the position above, as an Urban Planner/Designer, or in a related urban planning/design role.

Education and/or experience must include:

  1. Defining and successfully completing complex GIS projects, including applying ArcGIS Desktop concepts to establish workflows, processes, and perform troubleshooting.
  2. Preparing site plans, including translating sketches and sketch concepts into 2D site plans, preparing base maps for use in CAD software, and performing site layouts and details, including siting existing and proposed buildings and programming elements and details, such as parking lots, driveways, maintenance drives, service shelters, detention ponds, and landscaping.
  3. Preparing 3D urban plans working with CityEngine, ArcGIS Pro, SketchUp, or AutoCAD.
  4. Gaming or rendering engines, including building virtual reality environments to visualize urban design concepts and design scenarios developed in ArcGIS Pro, SketchUp, or AutoCAD.
  5. Website design and development, including the use of ArcGIS Online to share web maps, GIS data, to assist municipalities in creating ArcGIS Hub websites and Esri Storymaps.
    *Will accept Master’s degree in Urban Planning/Design in lieu of experience; will also accept any fully equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience.

Employer Contact

Devin Lavigne
Houseal Lavigne Associates, LLC
188 W. Randolph St., Ste. 200
Chicago, IL 60601