Jacobs Planner/Urban Designer in Atlanta, Georgia

Planner/Urban Designer


The Buildings & Infrastructure (B&I) Line of Business is a global network of approximately 11,500 employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary

The Advance Planning Group (APG) within Jacobs is a premier provider of facility planning/programming and consulting services to a variety of government,institutional, military, and corporate clients. These services include feasibility studies, project development studies, design guidelines, facility master plans,workplace strategies, visioning sessions, portfolio strategies, and real estate advisory services meant to enhance our clients’ business efficiencies. APGincludes professionals within three specific service lines - Facility Strategies, Urban Design and Planning, and Visual Media. The APG team includesfacility programmers, architects, interior designers, engineers, business analysts, workplace strategists, planners, landscape architects, graphic designers,and other related disciplines.

  • Performs routine aspects of urban planning assignments applying knowledge of basic urban planning principles under close supervision.

  • Typically receives instructions from and works under the direction of a senior level Planner or Landscape Architect.

  • Develops plans for utilization of land and physical facilities of cities, counties, and metropolitan areas, applying diverse knowledge of planning and design

  • principles and practices.

  • Compiles and analyzes data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use, and prepares or requisitions graphic and narrative reports on

  • data.

  • Confers with local authorities, civic leaders, social scientists, and land planning and development specialists to devise and recommend strategies for land

  • use and physical facilities for residential, commercial, industrial, and community uses.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, or a closely related field of study, required.

  • 2-4 years of related experience required

  • Knowledge of planning at the local, state, and federal levels required

  • Knowledge of key principles of city and regional planning, resiliency, and urban design required

  • Experience in land use planning, comprehensive planning, corridor plans and site planning required

  • Candidates must have the ability to effectively communicate in the English language, both in verbal and written form and should be able to convey complexinformation in a clear, concise, and positive manner as well as prepare visual aids and make public presentations in a competent and professional manner.

  • Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to: analyze facts involved in the land-use decision-making process; conduct technical research; interpret and

  • apply department policies and procedures; organize, prioritize, and independently perform work assignments; and manage numerous projects with constantdeadlines in a demanding office environment.

  • Assist in the coordination of projects from conception (feasibility) through final document preparations.

  • Applicants must have the ability to read and interpret planning maps, site plans and architectural drawings.

  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Professional, including Adobe Suite programs, and ArcGIS is required.

  • Master’s degree in City Planning, or related field of study, is preferred

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Georgia-Atlanta

Req ID: BI 0002UN