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AECOM Senior Urban Planner in Orange, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Urban Planner to be based Los Angeles, CA and San Diego, CA

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.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Prepares materials in support of general plans, master plans, specific plans, community plans, zoning updates, housing elements, grant applications, corridor plans, and other regulatory and policy planning projects

  • Manages planning projects, including budgeting, staffing, and timelines

  • Oversees the development of high-quality, user-friendly documents, exhibit boards, and engagement materials

  • Performs demographic, economic, environmental, and other planning research, including spatial research using GIS, and coordinates interdisciplinary work that supports informed decision making

  • Coordinates public engagement, decision maker workshops and hearings, staff reports, noticing, and other elements of the public process for planning documents and project approvals

  • Works efficiently multiple projects at a time and prioritizes multiple tasks needed to meet deadlines

  • Provides support, as needed, to our broader planning, design, economics, and outreach team to ensure smooth execution of projects and continuity of excellent client relationships

  • Interprets and applies applicable government policies, codes, ordinances, and regulations

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

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

  • Identifies community opportunities, issues, and important trends that can be addressed through the development and implementation of strategic policies

  • Collaborates with other leaders to proactively engage clients and develop new opportunities, as well as identifying opportunities to serve our clients through our many on-call contracts for planning services throughout California

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 6 years of relevant experience or AA/AS (US) + 8 years of relevant experience or Diploma/Certificate (Canada) + 8 years of relevant experience or HS/GED + 10 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in urban planning, regional planning, city planning, or related degree program

  • 8+ years of related experience working in planning in California

  • Master's degree in urban planning, regional planning, city planning, or related degree program

  • Working knowledge or expertise with the California Environmental Quality Act

  • Experience updating zoning codes

Additional Information

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role.

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 B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 266135BR

Additional Locations US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd, US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A Street

Virtual: Yes

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.

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