MHS Planning & Design is seeking a Planner to work in the Tyler, Texas Office and in a team environment. The primary line of work at MHS is park planning, landscape architecture, and commercial/residential engineering. We are a diverse, multi-discipline group and this professional will coordinate with other disciplines in completing projects along with developing client relationships and pursuing new work. Project work will include developing Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plans, Comprehensive Plans, Commercial & Residential Developments, and Texas Parks & Wildlife grant applications. This individual will conduct public engagement sessions and present at city meetings. Day-to-day activities may include plan development, report writing and document production, preparing computer generated maps, and developing graphic elements to convey ideas and planning elements. Other responsibilities may include developing RFQs/RFPs, submitting zoning applications, and attending Planning & Zoning meetings. Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in community/urban planning, landscape architecture, parks and recreation, or similar field. Candidates should have a working knowledge of Adobe, Microsoft, AutoCAD and Esri products. Experience with public engagement, master plan development, and grant applications is highly desirable.


  • Support senior staff with master planning projects and grant applications

  • Conduct public engagement sessions, develop citizen surveys, analyze results

  • Present at citizen and city meetings

  • Production of Master Plans, Comprehensive Plans, RFPs/RFQs, Maps, etc. to support client projects

  • Support engineers and landscape architects with research and site analysis

  • Develop commercial and residential developments

  • Project management and weekly/bi-weekly meetings with clients

  • Travel to clients for inventory, meetings, etc.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in community/urban planning, landscape architecture, parks and recreation, or similar field

  • 0 to 3 years of working experience preferred (public or private sector)

  • AICP and/or other certifications/registrations preferred (and/or AICP Pilot Program)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign

  • Working knowledge in Esri ArcGIS Pro

  • Excellent organization, communication, and written skills

  • Maintain effective communication with project team members, and able to handle 4 to 5 projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work at a multi-discipline company in a collaborative project team setting

  • Positive attitude and a strong work ethic

  • An interest in outdoor recreation and creating innovative public spaces


Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes performance bonuses, paid time off, company-sponsored health insurance (medical), and retirement plan.

Salary Range:

$48,000 and above with benefits pending qualifications.