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Consultant, Oakland

Economic & Planning Systems
Oakland, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Development Finance
Economic Development
GIS / Technology
Infrastructure Planning
Land-Use Management
Public Policy
Real Estate Development
Regional Planning
Sustainability Planning
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required

About Us

Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. (EPS) is an innovative land use consulting firm distinct in our ability to analyze and creatively resolve complex challenges related to land use policy, urban planning, real estate investment, and public financing. Since 1983 we have served a wide variety of private and public sector clients throughout the United States with an emphasis on forward-thinking land use planning, economic sustainability, and urban resiliency.

We promote a collaborative professional environment both in and out of the office and recognize that diverse perspectives strengthen our understanding of issues and our services to our clients and their communities. We are passionate about our work and committed to our clients. We invest in our staff through on-the-job training, a monthly “lunch-and-learn” training series, and staff retreats, with the goal of developing well rounded consultants experienced in the full range of services offered by the firm. We also promote healthy work-life balance and host social events for our staff, including snack breaks, holiday parties, happy hours, bowling nights, cookouts, outdoor adventures, and ballgames, to name a few.

About You

You are passionate about work that results in strategies to promote great and sustainable places. You are client focused and want to help communities expand in an equitable and sustainable way, by planning for healthy, diverse neighborhoods, balanced economic growth, affordable housing, enhanced transit and public services, new parks and open spaces, and innovative land use investments.

We are seeking candidates with experience in urban planning, real estate economics, public finance, fiscal impact analysis, and regional economic analysis. EPS consultants must have the ability to work with a range of quantitative methods. We rely on our analytics to solve problems that require strategic thinking. You will be expected to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues, clients, stakeholders, and the public through speaking engagements and written deliverables. Our business requires that we plan and execute project tasks with precision, manage our efforts to meet deadlines, and well represent the firm at all times.

The Position

We are hiring consultants at multiple levels in their career from a Research Assistant to a Senior Associate.  Whatever your experience, all EPS Consultants will collaborate with EPS Principals, staff and collegial firms, to complete consulting assignments by applying a range of analytical methods and quantitative models to projects related to pressing urban issues such as affordable housing, equitable urban investment, transit, open space, and more. An EPS Consultant may serve as a Project Manager or technical expert and is directly engaged in project research, data analysis, analytical interpretation, strategic advisory, written deliverables, client communications, and presentations. Associates also contribute to proposal efforts and internal firm resources. Depending on your experience and educational level, we will match you with the appropriate position. For more detailed description visit our website at

We also have open positions in our Sacramento office.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A degree in economics, urban planning, public policy, business, or similar (MS/MA preferred)
  • Relevant professional experience, ideally in planning and/or real estate development
  • Strong spreadsheet modeling and data analysis skills
  • Strong problem solving, writing communications, and analytical and/or critical thinking skills


  • Compensation dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, and paid time off

EPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

To Apply send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are interested in pursing a postion in either our Oakland or our Sacramento office, or in either office.

Published on:
May 3, 2021 - 4:00pm
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