Planner I/II and Project Manager

Pond Federal Planning

Huntsville, AL

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: Varies with Position

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Planner I/II and Project Manager

FIRM DESCRIPTION: Pond & Company, founded in 1965, is a progressive, full-service consulting firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, construction and construction management services to government, corporate and private sector clients throughout the world.

We are an award-winning firm with a long-standing reputation for excellence in design innovation, service, quality, and client satisfaction. We take great pride in delivering value through our vast experience, dedicated professionals, rigorous QA/QC programs, expert design services, extensive build capabilities, complete project management solutions and commitment to energy conservation and LEED® sustainable design.

Pond offers innovative, leading-edge solutions to help manage projects from concept to completion – and everything in between – with confidence and clarity. At Pond, our goal is always 100% client satisfaction. We consistently deliver this as a result of our full-service, all-in-one project delivery approach, allowing you to experience an unmatched level of satisfaction and value-added benefits.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The primary duties of the Planner II are to collect, assimilate, develop, and manage facilities and land use planning, landscape design and mission requirements-related exercises for military and other federal clients worldwide. Participates in and leads planning charrettes and analyzes development constraints and documentation in support of regional, urban, and military installation design to produce fully executable master plans. Prepares conceptual and schematic designs for institutional-level buildings, federal and military installations and mixed-use facilities of all types, including development of high-quality illustrations for planning documentation. Participates in the preparation of data tabulations for generating project requirements. Participates in sustainability and resiliency planning for federal clients throughout the US. Travel Requirement is 25% or 1 week per month on average including international. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of planning
  • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection
  • Knowledge of planning disciplines such as urban design, environmental planning, military planning, economic development or land use
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs as above, plus HTML coding, programming / development capabilities are a plus
  • Solid understanding of GIS use, principles, data standards and projections. Model building and application development is a plus
  • Knowledge of sustainable planning and resiliency planning practices

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Effective communication skills are critical - writing skills, powerpoint, acrobat, and Microsoft office software, including advanced use of Microsoft Excel are preferred
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well-defined planning problems
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet firm deadlines
  • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops are a plus
  • Military experience is a plus

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The Planner I requires a degree in planning or related field and one to four years of professional planning experience (internship experience is applicable). Candidates possessing a master's degree in planning or a related field, professional training and/or certifications may substitute professional planning experience. AICP and/or GIS Training Certification is a plus.

The Planner II requires a degree in planning or related field and five to seven years of professional planning experience (internship experience is applicable). Candidates possessing a master's degree in planning or a related field, professional training and/or certifications may substitute professional planning experience. AICP and/or GIS Training Certification is a plus.

The Project Manager requires an accredited Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Planning, Engineering, Architecture or Design, One (1) year of experience as a Project Manager. Five (5) years of experience in a planning, architecture, engineering, design or construction organization. Professional registration (AICP. PE or RA) and experience within the Federal client arena is preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired within one year of employment.

Posted August 25, 2021, 11:40 AM PDT


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