Land Planner/Landscape Architect-Private Sector

Locations:  Mitchellville (Prince George’s County), MD Office

Ben Dyer Associates, Inc. an established, well-respected local civil engineering, planning and surveying firm is seeking a Land Planner/Landscape Architect with 5-7 years of planning and zoning private-sector experience in the Maryland National Capitol area region of Prince George’s and Montgomery County Maryland.  This position in our Planning, Zoning and Subdivision Section  our Mitchellville (Bowie), Maryland office works closely with landscape architects and civil engineers to facilitate the development objectives of our clients. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of private-sector experience with land planning, zoning, site layout, and site design, preferably in the Southern Maryland, Prince George’s County and/or Montgomery County Maryland regions of Maryland.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and analyzing zoning and subdivision regulations and codes to support developing the most efficient and cost efficient preliminary plans and conceptual site plans for residential and commercial real estate development sites;
  • Administering development applications and preparing all required documents;
  • Attending meetings and hearings as it relates to development projects (Planning Board, Site Development Review Committee);
  • Providing expert testimony for zoning and subdivision cases before the Planning Board (If AICP certified);
  • Conducting preliminary research using County GIS, Land records and development tracking portal and other public records to gather property information and present it to project managers;
  • Researching deeds;
  • Writing statements of justification (a document demonstrating a project’s compliance with the County Zoning ordinance, master/sector plans and general plan);
  • Preparing feasibility studies for potential development projects;
  • Preparation of Development Plan General Notes;
  • Working closely with other environmental consultants, zoning attorneys, and regulators on all phases of projects.

Ideal Candidates will possess the following:

  • BS degree or higher in Urban Planning, Design, or Landscape Architecture with 5-7 years design or equivalent experience in the private sector;
  • Professional registration is desirable;
  • Knowledge of land/site planning and development process;
  • Candidate must have experience in site layout, site design, land grading, land forming, and Earthworks (cut fill estimation)
  • Working knowledge of local Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) and Maryland State development codes and regulations;
  • Ability to read and interpret technical standards, specifications, and procedures and apply these concepts to design preliminary plans and conceptual site plans;
  • Basic understanding of civil engineering, architectural and general real estate development principals;
  • Skill in the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microsoft Office, Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite Software;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  We are unable to sponsor a new candidate for work authorization
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Mitchellville Office

11721 Woodmore Road, Suite 200
Mitchellville, MD 20721
301-430-2001 Fax

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9375 Chesapeake Street Suite 227
P.O. Box 2727
La Plata, Maryland 20646-2727
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