Community Planner

Atlanta, GA

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC), a multi-discipline architecture, planning, landscape architecture, engineering and environmental services firm, has an opening for a Community Planner position in Atlanta, GA.

Community Planning

Recognizing the importance of making all of the right connections and adding value to community projects, GMC Community Planning – together with Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Engineering – work to build cohesive communities and great spaces to live, work and play. These exceptional areas result from the collaboration of planning and design professionals working with the public and private sectors, cities and counties, developers and business interests, not-for profit organizations, as well as state and federal representatives.

GMC strives to achieve creative solutions and cost-effective results for community and town master planning and design, neighborhood and town center revitalization, community facility planning and design, greenspace and park planning, complete street planning and design, corridor planning, campus planning, mixed-use and sustainable communities, and economic development. Our expertise includes zoning and land development regulations, design guidelines, as well as implementation guidance through grant applications and identifying public-private financing required to achieve comprehensive results.

At the heart of community planning is the community. Public engagement, stakeholder committees, elected and appointed officials and staff all have important roles and a wealth of information to contribute to the planning process. GMC’s public involvement efforts incorporate a diverse approach that includes a combination of traditional meetings, workshops and charrettes as well as innovative, technology-based techniques to encourage even greater levels of participation.


This Community Planner would work on projects with our Georgia planning team and also have the opportunity to participate on projects across the GMC southeast footprint. As a key member of an active, enthusiastic and growing planning practice, with an impactful role in a variety of projects including:

  • Assist in the development of Comprehensive Plans, with a particular focus on high-growth communities
  • Assist with environmental planning projects including storm water, sustainability and coastal area planning;
  • Assist with multi-modal transportation planning projects including bicycle and pedestrian plans and long-range transportation plans;
  • Provide GIS, Sketch-Up, Adobe Suites, hand drawings, and other computer-generated graphic elements in support of our planning documents and presentations;
  • Participate in public involvement activities in our communities including public workshops, charrettes, surveys and stakeholder interviews.


  • Preferred requirements include a Master’s Degree in Community Planning or an Undergraduate Degree in planning, Urban design, architecture, or landscape architecture
  • Prefer 1-2 years of experience applicable to comprehensive, transportation or environmental planning. 
  • AICP certification is preferred, but not required. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

About GMC

We believe in community, collaboration, and using the power of creativity and hard work to make a difference.  Whether designing schools, parks, hospitals and other commercial developments, or providing clean water, safe streets and restoring resilient environments, GMC takes great pride in serving our communities through the transformative work we do. Every project is guided by the foundational concept that communities are built by people, not companies, and we strive to serve our communities with quality, integrity, creativity and care. One of the Southeast’s most comprehensive multi-disciplined firms, GMC is equipped to provide all of the services associated with architecture, interior design, civil engineering, environmental services, landscape architecture, planning, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, electrical engineering, surveying and disaster recovery.