Planning | Senior Urban Designer

RRM Design Group is currently seeking a full-time Senior Urban Designer with a passion for projects related to the design, function, and arrangement of buildings, streets, open space, and other urban features to enhance the private and public environment. The Senior Urban Designer will be a member of our Planning and Urban Design Department and will collaborate with RRM’s architects, engineers, and landscape architects to produce high-quality projects. They will possess a strong understanding of project management fundamentals, exercise independence and judgment while receiving general supervision and support from senior management. They will help mentor and delegate to support staff. The candidate must have excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills; good verbal and written communication skills; and strong interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will enjoy tackling challenges, bring intellectual curiosity, and thrive in a fast-paced setting.

RRM Design Group is a 100% employee-owned multi-discipline design firm with a full spectrum of services including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, civil and structural engineering, and surveying. Our offices are located along the California coast from Orange County to the Bay Area. Our professionals work on engaging projects in several diverse markets throughout the state.


Employee ownership brings with it a vested interest in creating and providing equitable opportunities and career paths for our employees. Our retention rate speaks for itself: over one-third of our workforce has been with us for a decade or more. Ensuring the health and happiness of our RRM family is paramount to how we run our business. In addition to the employee stock ownership program, RRM offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including full medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with an Employer Match.

We’re eager to learn more about your qualifications and interest in joining our team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Help prepare and manage a wide range of planning documents and plans, including TOD, corridors, streetscapes, vision plans, master plans, specific plans, design guidelines and standards, land development plans and regulations, and project design review.  Thrive in a collaborative environment.
  •  Be focused on preparing quality work.
  •  Possess a strong ability to manage projects and support business development.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of planning experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in urban design, city planning, architecture, or landscape architecture.
  • Knowledge of California current planning and development law and CEQA
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage project schedules and budgets
  • Active membership in a professional organization preferred (APA, ASLA, AIA, CNU, ULI, etc.)