Bay Area, Sacramento
PlaceWorks is seeking a full-time, mid-level planner in Northern California to join our Planning team. We are looking for a planner with at least 4 – 6 years of professional planning experience, ideally with experience in general plans, specific plans, housing, zoning, transportation planning, and community outreach.
PlaceWorks is seeking a full-time, mid-level planner in the Bay Area or Sacramento area to join our Planning team. We are looking for a planner with at least 4 – 6 years of professional planning experience, ideally with experience in general plans, specific plans, housing, zoning, and community outreach. Additionally, having an interest/experience in transportation planning would be a plus. The ideal candidate is creative, self-starting, outgoing, collaborative, and passionate about helping shape and improve communities. Supporting project managers and other senior staff, the Associate Planner will support the Project Manager and/or Principal-in-Charge with research, report writing, analysis, and public outreach to contribute to the successful completion of projects at a variety of scales, often working concurrently on more than one project. The Associate Planner will also manage projects or tasks within a larger project. The person in this position would report to Principals in our Berkeley or Folsom offices and work with other team members around the state. We work in a wide array of communities throughout California, and we encourage diverse candidates from non-traditional backgrounds to apply.
You’re most likely a fit if:
- You love planning for the future of communities and making a difference with your work.
- You thrive in collaborative environments. You’re a team player.
- You have strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills and aren’t afraid to ask questions.
- You have excellent writing, formatting, and proofreading skills and are detail-oriented.
- Engaging with the public excites you, and you’re willing to jump in to help with outreach efforts. You may be asked to coordinate meetings, prepare and assemble materials/supplies, present, and/or facilitate discussions at workshops.
- You’re able to attend community workshops which may occur on weekday nights and weekends.
- You have the professional acumen to cultivate working relationships with clients, community organizations, and other firms.
- You’re a skilled researcher and enjoy analyzing and compiling research and data as required by a project.
- Multi-tasking is second nature and you can produce final project documents and products by stated deadlines.
- You’re interested in assisting with marketing, business development, and proposal efforts for planning work.
- You are proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and InDesign.
- You have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in urban or regional planning, or a closely related field.
- You have a current and valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, and acceptable MVR to drive on Company business for site visits and meetings.