Entry-Level Environmental Planner
PlaceWorks has an immediate need for a full-time, entry-level planner to join our Environmental Team. The candidate selected for this position could be based in any of our office locations. We are looking for individuals with 0 – 3+ years of professional experience (such as through an internship) related to planning, who have an interest in environmental planning and environmental analysis.
PlaceWorks has an immediate need for a full-time, entry-level planner to join our Environmental Team. The candidate selected for this position could be based in any of our office locations. We are looking for individuals with 0 – 3+ years of professional experience (such as through an internship) related to planning, who have an interest in environmental planning and environmental analysis—we are willing to train! The ideal candidate has excellent writing, research, and critical thinking skills, and is self-starting, outgoing, and passionate about helping shape and improve communities and the environment through their work.
Working in a collaborative and casual work environment under the guidance of skilled project managers and other senior staff, this planner will assist in the preparation and processing of environmental documents and with other aspects of the CEQA process to contribute to the successful completion of projects at a variety of scales, often working concurrently on more than one project. We work in a wide array of communities throughout California and our environmental planning practice conducts environmental review for a variety of private- and public-sector project work, including general and specific plans, schools, parks, mixed-use development, housing projects, commercial centers, and other types of projects.
You’re most likely a fit if:
- You love planning for the future of communities and making a difference with your work.
- You are familiar with or are genuinely interested in learning the CEQA and NEPA process and growing your skills in technical writing and impact analysis.
- You're a self-starter who is also a team player, and who can work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment, including a virtual, work-from-home environment when needed.
- You have excellent writing, formatting, and proofreading skills and are detail oriented.
- You're a skilled researcher and enjoy analyzing and compiling research and data as required by a project.
- You are able to process complex information and think critically about how to convey information simply and clearly.
- You have strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills and aren’t afraid to ask questions.
- 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, give presentations, and/or facilitate discussions at workshops.
- You're able to attend and travel to client meetings and community workshops which typically occur on weekday nights and weekends, and to perform site visits in a variety of locations.