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AECOM Planner II in Newark, Delaware

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Urban Planner II to be based in Millsboro, Delaware.

This position is expected to begin in December 2021.

Mid level planning position working with municipal and other governmental clients on a range of land use, transportation and environmental project. Planning projects will include, plan review, zoning and subdivision ordinance preparation, planning studies and analysis, permit review and a variety of other planning functions. The incumbent will work closely with other planners as well a staff from municipalities and government agencies.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Interprets and applies applicable government codes, ordinances and regulations

  • Initiates actions necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations

  • Assists with updates and maintenance of Comprehensive Plan, transportation plan and land development regulations

  • Acts as a liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans

  • Conducts review of various development applications, including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and rezonings

  • Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas

  • Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers and correspondence

  • Identifies community problems, issues and opportunities in particular neighborhoods that could be mitigated through better community planning

  • Develops long range plans for communities with common developmental issues

  • Develops strategies to promote economic and community development, or efficient land use consistent with community goals

  • Evaluates adequacy of community facilities in meeting current and projected needs

  • Recommends priorities, schedules and funding sources to implement public improvements plan

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.


As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future safely, equitably and reliably.

We combine our extensive planning, design, construction and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our cities, countries and continents.

Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field

  • Must have 2 years’ experience

  • Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong communication and writing skills

  • Familiarity with GIS

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256141BR

Additional Locations US - Newark, DE - Iron Hill Corporate Center

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.