In collaboration with design studio leadership, the Urban Planner will work closely with design teams and senior designers to support projects within the West Region. The Urban Planner work includes a broad range of urban-based, multidisciplinary public realm projects, including streetscapes, parks, waterfronts, urban design plans, master-planning, green infrastructure, and ecological restorations.
The candidate must have a strong interest in developing high quality and innovative regulatory and policy planning documents, with experience working in California; excellent verbal, and written communication skills; and a strong interest in working in a fast-paced and collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performs extensive research on zoning, legislation, and policy.
- Prepares materials in support of zoning updates, general plans, master plans, specific plans, community plans, and other regulatory and policy planning projects.
- Assists in developing high quality, user-friendly zoning documents, exhibit boards, reports, and planning deliverables in Microsoft Word and InDesign.
- Works efficiently on 2 to 5 projects at a time under the supervision of a project manager or principal; and is able to prioritize multiple tasks needed to meet deadlines.
- Assists project manager and other team leads on all project tasks ensuring deadlines are met, including project research, gis analysis, mapping, and coordination, policy and zoning analysis, interdisciplinary coordination, meeting coordination, scheduling, public outreach, noticing, and the detailed preparation of progress drafts, interim and final deliverables.
- Provides additional support as needed to the larger planning, design, economics, and outreach team, to ensure smooth execution of projects and continuity of excellent client relationships.
- Other duties may be assigned; this requisition is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities.
- Interprets and applies applicable government codes, ordinances and regulations.
- Initiates actions necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations.
- Assists with updates and maintenance of Comprehensive Plan, transportation plan and land development regulations.
- Acts as a liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans.
- Conducts review of various development applications, including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and rezonings.
- Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas.
- Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers and correspondence.
- Identifies community problems, issues and opportunities in particular neighborhoods that could be mitigated through better community planning.
- Develops long range plans for communities with common developmental issues.
- Develops strategies to promote economic and community development, or efficient land use consistent with community goals.
- Evaluates adequacy of community facilities in meeting current and projected needs.
- Recommends priorities, schedules and funding sources to implement public improvements plan.
- Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning or City Planning
- 2+ years of related experience
- Master's degree in Urban Planning or City Planning
- 5-7 years of experience working in California on policy planning, zoning, and regulatory documents
- AICP credential preferred, or in process
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Planning
Business Line Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 208988BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.