AECOM Urban Planner in Los Angeles, California
United States of America - California, San Diego
In collaboration with studio leadership, the Urban Planner will work closely with planning teams to support projects within the West Region. The Urban Planner work includes a broad range of urban-based, multidisciplinary projects, including Specific Plans, General and Community Plans, masterplans, waterfronts, and public realm design.
The candidate must have a strong interest in developing high quality and innovative regulatory and policy planning documents, with experience working in California; excellent verbal, and written communication skills; and a strong interest in working in a fast-paced and collaborative multidisciplinary team environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares materilas in support of zoning updates, general plans, master plans, specific plans, community plans, and other regulatory and policy planning projects.
Assists in developing high quality, user friendly Zoning documents, exhibit boards, reports, and planning deliverables in Microsoft Word and InDesign
Performs research on zoning, legislation, and policy
Works efficiently on 2 to 5 projects at a time under the supervision of a project manager or principal; and is able to prioritize multiple tasks needed to meet deadlines
Assists project manager and other team leads on all project tasks ensuring deadlines are met, including project research, GIS analysis, mapping, and coordination, policy and zoning analysis, interdisciplinary coordination, meeting coordination, scheduling, public outreach, noticing, and the detailed preparation of progress drafts, interim and final deliverables
Provides additional support as needed to the larger planning, design, economics, and outreach team, to ensure smooth execution of projects and continuity of excellent client relationships
Interprets and applies applicable government codes, ordinances and 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
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 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
Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning or City Planning
2+ years of related experience
Master's degree in Urban Planning or City Planning
5-7 years of experience working on California policy planning, zoning, and regulatory documents
AICP credential preferred, or in process
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 Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 220758BR
Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave
Clearance Required 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.