Land Use Planner / Project Associate

Modus, LLC
Austin, TX, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Land-Use Management
Regional Planning
Urban Design
Experience Level: 
Entry Level

REPORTS TO: Program Manager


Modus is currently searching for a highly talented and experienced and driven professional to fill a Land Use Planner/Project Associate position in our Austin, TX office.  

The planning professional will: 

  • Conduct own research and review multiple jurisdictional zoning ordinances, as well as lead Project Associates in gathering information, as it pertains to wireless telecommunication facilities. 
  • Prepare preliminary zoning/permitting analyses in accordance with jurisdictional requirements and be able to effectively communicate findings to client and jurisdictions.  
  • Provide site-specific design, zoning & permitting analyses for selected sites. 
  • Prepare zoning and permit applications. 
  • Review architectural drawings and other zoning collateral.  
  • Coordinate with architects, engineers and other interdisciplinary teams as needed to obtain zoning approval.  
  • Work diligently to expedite jurisdictional approval processes & project timelines. 
  • Attend and present at site design visits, community meetings and hearings. 
  • Effectively manage and communicate ongoing project status to clients. 


The ideal candidate will be/have: 

  • Minimum 1-2 years of planning experience 
  • Wireless industry knowledge 
  • Strong knowledge of Urban Planning 
  • Strong research and analytic skills 
  • Self-motivated and have an uncompromising work ethic 
  • Highly organized and have a talent for multi-tasking, able to thrive in fast-paced team-based environment 
  • Possess superb written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proven ability to define and meet individual and team oriented project goals 
  • Strong computer skills utilizing MS Outlook, and reports in MS Excel 
  • Valid Driver’s License 


  • Bachelors Degree in Urban & Regional Planning or related field, 1+ years successful Zoning and Permitting experience preferred 
  • Experience working with local public works departments a plus 
  • Local jurisdiction knowledge a plus 
  • Experience with Salesforce database a plus 


Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes performance bonuses, paid time off, company sponsored health insurance plan (medical/dental/vision), life & disability insurance, commuter benefits, and 401(k) plan.


Please apply through LinkedIn via the job posting here:

If you do not have a LinkedIn profile, you may send your resume and cover letter to:, using the subject line: "Applying for Project Associate - Austin - (your name)".

Published on:
May 28, 2019 - 8:39am
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