Senior Planner

Senior Planner

 

All locations

 
 

Position Purpose

Senior Planners work alongside other planners in providing site-specific analyses and geographic resources for development in urban and rural areas. They assist in land-use and infrastructure planning. Senior Planners think analytically about the best way to use and develop urban resources, maintain the health of communities and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. The Senior Planner most often requires advanced professional planning experience of high complexity and variety. Some functions are similar to those of the Senior Associate level, though the Senior Planner often leads or is significantly involved with larger, more complex planning assignments. Planners at this level exercise greater independence and judgment, receiving general supervision from senior management. This position is a professional position with responsibility for oversight and management of environmental planning projects and coordinating environmental planning aspects of projects as a part of more complex engineering projects. This position is one of a team or department leader who works confers with his/her supervisor on difficult or complex planning projects and generally works with minimal direction.

What You'll Do

  • Oversight of all aspects of projects, including monitoring contracts, creating budgets, monitoring timelines, developing schedules, and enduring quality deliverables
  • Formulate and conduct technical planning studies
  • Maintain communication with client and/or other project managers from project conception through completion
  • Manage, lead, train, develop, and mentor other technical and professional staff and/or Planning workload
  • Manage project plans, budgets, timelines, and ensure quality deliverables
  • Prepare and oversee research, field work, legal regulations, and documentation in support of Planning reports and documentation
  • Read, interpret, compose, and review Categorical Exclusions, EAs, EIRs, and other technical documents  Prepare, coordinate, and facilitate public involvement meetings and workshops  Prepare and/or coordinate preparation of winning proposals and lead proposal presentations
  • Develop recommendations affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to control and guide development
  • Generate creative solutions to issues that may conflict with the client’s initial project plans
  • Visit field sites to gather facts and data, and conduct investigations
  • Prepare technical studies and documents, with emphasis on NEPA and CEQA documents
  • Prepare and oversee research, field work, legal regulations, and documentation in support of NEPA and CEQA document preparation
  • Read, interpret, compose, and review Categorical Exclusions, EAs, EIRs, and other technical documents
  • Lead and manage work of other planning staff
  • Attend meetings inside and outside of the firm
  • Familiarity with, and assistance to senior staff for monitoring contracts and budgets
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Who We Need

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong technical writing, analytic, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management skills (e.g., organizational, leadership, communication, critical thinking, financial, time management, etc.)
  • Ability to find creative solutions to complex environmental and planning issues, which may include political and socioeconomic issues, while meeting the needs of the client
  • Ability to mentor others in organizing, collecting, and analyzing data, generating and evaluating alternatives, reaching logical conclusions, and formulating consistent recommendations
  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, lead teams, and lead, mentor, and supervise staff
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods
  • Strong ability to communicate well (in writing and verbally) with other staff, clients, and agencies to accomplish team goals
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity.
  • Ability to perform repetitive wrist and hand motions required
  • Ability to travel to field sites and walk long distances may be required on occasion

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Drive to be helpful to team members, including mentoring junior staff
  • Strong critical thinking skills that allow for collaborative innovation in problem solving and project planning
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and drive results
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive client relationships
  • Ability to be resourceful
  • Proven ability to successfully work against a deadline and within constrained budgets
  • Ability to teach junior staff both agency and firm standards
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback in a positive and productive manner
  • Ability to communicate complex technical ideas and concepts to non-technical people

 

Eductation

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred) degree in land use, environmental, urban, regional or city planning, community planning, landscape architecture, geography, or related field. AICP required.

Experience

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in planning, environmental, transportation, and/or socioeconomics (or Bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years general planning experience)

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Associate Planner

Associate Planner

 

Bakersfield, Visalia, Merced

 
 

Position Purpose

Associate Planners must think analytically about the best way to use and develop urban resources, maintain the health of communities, and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. This position is characterized by increasingly specialized knowledge of the planning field and a more elevated level of required duties and responsibilities compared with the Planning Assistant. The Associate Planner is expected to possess in-depth knowledge within one or more planning specialties such as economic development, comprehensive planning, or environmental planning. This position is a professional position with responsibility for compiling and interpreting complex data, then utilizing the information to prepare technical documents including General Plans and Specific Plans. An Associate Planner is a team member who works with direction from his/her supervisor and expresses a higher level of independence than an Assistant Planner by performing more complex tasks with less direct oversight.

What You'll Do

  • Gather, compile, and analyze data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use 
  • Research local and county ordinances, regional and state regulations, and transportation studies 
  • Assist in developing recommendations affecting land use, environmental, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to control and guide the development 
  • Assist in preparing, coordinating, and facilitating public involvement and consensus-building meetings and workshops 
  • Visit field sites to gather facts and data, and conduct investigations 
  • Review reports, data, and/or entitlement applications completed by other staff 
  • Prepare technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials 
  • Compile, analyze, and prepare data and other materials for proposals and proposal presentations 
  • Assist in preparing noise, air modeling, land use, and socio-economic studies 
  • Conduct and oversee research and documentation in support of NEPA and CEQA document preparation, and technical planning studies 
  • Perform environmental analysis and coordinate permitting and other issues with agencies 
  • Perform various planning tasks which may require interpretation or coordination of complex components (i.e., policy interpretation, habitat restoration, client specifications, etc.) 
  • Develop recommendations affecting environmental issues associated with land use 
  • Provide input and creative solutions to assist in solving those issues that may conflict with the client’s initial project plans 
  • Provide input on EIRs, EAs, and other technical documents 
  • Interpret, compose, and review Categorical Exclusions, EAs, EIRs, and other documents 
  • Draft maps, utilizing GIS, in support of NEPA and CEQA documents 
  • Assist in teaching junior staff 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

  • Two (2) to five (5) years of experience in planning, transportation, and/or socioeconomics (or MA/MS plus two (2) years’ experience)

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Senior Associate Planner

Senior Associate Planner

 

Bakersfield, Merced

 
 

Position Purpose

Senior Associate Planners work alongside team members and clients to create a broad vision for communities. A Senior Associate Planner must think analytically about the best way to use and develop urban resources, maintain the health of communities, and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. This position is characterized by increasingly specialized knowledge of the planning field and a more elevated level of required duties and responsibilities compared with the Associate Planner. The Senior Associate Planner is expected to possess in-depth knowledge of several planning specialties such as land use, policy planning, or environmental planning. This position is a professional position with responsibility for compiling and interpreting complex data, then utilizing the information to prepare technical documents. A Senior Associate Planner is a team member who works with direction from his/her supervisor and expresses a higher level of independence than an Associate Planner by performing more complex tasks with less direct oversight.

What You'll Do

  • Gather, compile, and analyze data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use 
  • Maintain communication with the client and/or other project managers from project conception through completion 
  • Manage, oversee, and/or train other professional staff 
  • Formulate and conduct technical planning studies 
  • Prepare and/or coordinate preparation of winning proposals and lead proposal presentations 
  • Develop recommendations affecting environmental issues associated with land use 
  • Generate creative solutions to issues that may conflict with the client’s initial project plans 
  • Research local ordinances, regional and state regulations, transportation studies, and planning issues 
  • Develop recommendations affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to control and guide the development 
  • Prepare technical studies and documents, with emphasis on NEPA and CEQA documents 
  • Prepare for, conduct, and oversee research, fieldwork, and documentation in support of NEPA and CEQA document preparation, and technical planning studies 
  • Read, interpret, compose, and review Categorical Exclusions, EAs, EIRs, and other technical documents 
  • Prepare, coordinate, and facilitate public involvement and consensus-building meetings and workshops 
  • Visit field sites to gather facts and data, and conduct investigations 
  • Prepare technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in planning, transportation, and/or socioeconomics (or MA/MS plus two (2) years’ experience)

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