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We Are Hiring A Professional Planner III

Posted: 06/07/2022

The Landform team is about to become even more dynamic – you could be our next Professional Planner III.

Ready for a fresh, contemporary take on design and development consulting? Landform helps private and public-sector clients create memorable places across the country.

We work in a studio model where everyone works side-by-side throughout each project's lifecycle so that you can focus on great work as you collaborate with all kinds of roles and experience levels. Three studios comprise the firm –Planning & Urban DesignRetail & Commercial Design, and Residential DesignCivil engineersplannersland surveyorsdevelopment managerslandscape architects, and administrative support roles are part of the team.

You're a fit if you're passionate and interested in doing innovative and purposeful work that matters. If you align with our values—quality, leadership, relationships, mentorship, and enthusiasm. If you're positive, collaborative, and have plenty of pizazz.

You’ll come with a knowledge of qualifications, competencies, requirements, capabilities, and knowledge:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in planning, administration, or urban design with 3+ years of experience
  • Experience in municipal community development
  • Experience in economic development, or urban planning
  • Excellent research skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of GIS and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • May need to attend client meetings, including evening meetings
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, agencies, or clients
  • Ability to comfortably work in a Windows and Microsoft environment
  • Basic understanding of the software necessary to complete the level of communication needed
  • Ability to follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the function of the job
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • May include travel to client locations

You’ll be expected to do/job responsibilities/tasks:

Familiarize yourself with Landform’s Mission, Vision, and Values in your everyday work, such as:

  • RELATIONSHIPS: assist other team members, appropriate communication with clients, jurisdictional staff, and contractors
  • MENTORSHIP: be a mentee to more experienced Designers and team members, work with others in a learning capacity, willingness to learn
  • ENTHUSIASM: positive attitude, punctuality, strong work ethic, high utilization

Using the software and tools provided, become familiar and use Landform’s systems and standards to:

  • Prepare site investigation due to diligence reports under the supervision of the Studio Lead
  • Support other Planners with municipal clients
  • Review development applications on behalf of municipal clients, including preparation of staff reports
  • Prepare development applications and narratives for the other Studios
  • Prepare ordinance updates, master plans and comprehensive plans.
  • Provide planning support to other Studios and their private development clients

Let’s talk about your future path with the Landform team.

Job seekers who are a match with Landform appreciate fast-paced and diverse work, a well-appointed and flexible work environment, collaborative teams of specialists that put a high priority on a job well done, and the importance of environmental sustainability.

A few of our benefits include are:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life/Disability
  • Paid holidays
  • FTO
  • 401K employer contribution
  • Technology reimbursement
  • Professional registration renewal fees
  • Educational allowance
  • Supplemental life
  • Mental health care
  • Career advancement
  • Profit-sharing
  • Charitable gift matching
  • Fun and flexible hours (4 x 10-hour day option)
  • Volunteer time
  • Free lunch or snacks
  • Employee Assistance
  • Job training
  • Tuition assistance

Plus, here are a few of our awesome social benefits:

  • Annual employee appreciation nights
  • Annual family events
  • Ping pong table (Minneapolis Home Office)
  • Fully stocked juice and pop
  • Monthly happy hours
  • Popcorn Machine (Minneapolis Home Office)
  • Monthly birthday & anniversary celebrations
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Professional development
  • Socially responsible
  • Diversity commitment
  • Pledge to thrive
  • Fair chance pledge
  • Pet friendly

At Landform you can:

  • FORM YOUR PATH. Together, we’ll work to achieve your ideal career, including how your hard work will be rewarded.
  • FORM YOUR TEAM. It’s less about traditional hierarchy and more about collaborating toward the right solution.
  • FORM YOUR FUTURE. Your immersive experiences prepare you with skills to take on your future – including a unique portfolio and proficiency in working with cutting-edge tools.

Propel your career today.

A brief written description can’t do the real Landform experience justice.  Apply now to take the next step toward coming in for an interview to see the difference firsthand.

Learn more about Landform.

  • In 1994 Landform was created to redefine the way civil engineering firms functioned by forming multidisciplinary studios focused on specific market segments.  We began providing a comprehensive design approach based on our commitment to learning about our client’s businesses and helping them succeed and grow.
  • For more than 25 years, our philosophy has helped us build strong client relationships through our commitment to our values of quality, leadership, relationships, mentorship, and enthusiasm every step of the way.
  • Now we are looking forward to another 25 years of helping our clients succeed and create memorable places.

Propel your career today.

A brief written description can’t do the real Landform experience justice. Apply now to take the next step toward coming in for an interview to see the difference firsthand.

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