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AECOM Environmental Planner III in Honolulu, Hawaii

United States of America - Hawaii, Honolulu

Job Summary

AECOM is actively recruiting for a Planner III position for immediate employment at our office in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Planner III provides technical support for a broad range of multidisciplinary projects, which may include state and Federal environmental compliance processes (NEPA, HEPA), resource impact assessments, permitting, military installation plans (ADP, IDP), special planning studies, and facility and community plans. The Planner works closely with senior staff and Project Managers to produce, refine, and at times, present reports and products in accordance with the project scope. The Planner must be flexible and able to work independently and within the team, usually within tight time frames within the parameters of each project.

The candidate must have a strong interest in developing and delivering high quality and innovative planning documents; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and a strong interest in working in a fast-paced and collaborative multidisciplinary team environment. Experience working in Hawaii preferred.

Job duties and responsibilities include but aren't limited to:

  • Provide support in terms of technical expertise and administration for a range of projects, including environmental planning, land use planning, and master planning.

  • Work within multi-disciplinary teams of planners, natural and cultural resource specialists, landscape architects, architects, engineers, scientists, and others to complete environmental planning and other projects.

  • Serve as a section author or topic specialist for NEPA, HEPA and other types of environmental assessments, plans, and reports, working independently to complete assigned tasks to a high level of quality.

  • Prepare presentations for delivery to clients, stakeholders and government (approving agencies) to advance understanding of projects and work towards approvals.

  • Liaise with teaming partners, clients, government agencies, and other authorities as may be required regarding project objectives, policies and procedures.

  • Ensure compliance with the company’s Quality Assurance policies and procedures.

  • Provide such assistance to senior management and technical practice leaders as may be required from time to time.

  • Provide effective representation for the company, developing and managing relationships with the client and other outside partners and stakeholders.

  • Manages complex planning studies, development applications and reviews.

  • Reviews and processes complex comprehensive plan amendments, rezoning, annexations, site plans and plats.

  • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social and economic issues.

  • Provides professional planning assistance to member communities on varied land use and transportation projects.

  • Develops plans, studies and analyses on regional basis.

  • Works in regional program areas relating to natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, coastal zone management, and others.

  • Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans.

  • Conducts meetings and presents reports and other findings to staff with advisory boards and elected officials.

Sponsorship is not available for this position.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Urban and Regional Planning or a related discipline (for example: natural resource management, environmental studies, geography, landscape architecture) + 4 years of relevant experience in Environmental, Urban and/or Spatial Planning or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should have 4-6 years’ work experience in Environmental, Urban, and/or Spatial Planning

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite of software applicationsUnderstanding of ArcGIS, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign software

  • Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or a related discipline (for example: natural resource management, environmental studies, geography, landscape architecture)Experience with Hawaii planning projectsProficiency using ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign software

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 Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 246328BR

Virtual: 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.