1+ months

Urban Planner

Washington, DC 20004

United States of America - Washington, D.C., Washington, DC

Job Summary

The Urbanism + Planning group of AECOM is actively seeking a creative and enthusiastic urban planner for employment in the Washington, DC office. The project planner will serve on multi-disciplinary planning efforts in the regions most treasured places, from national parks to neighborhoods. As part of a highly collaborative team of urban designers, economists, and data analysts, the planner will develop planning documents, contribute to NEPA compliance studies, and facilitate stakeholder engagement efforts to help municipal, federal, and private sector clients advance transformational projects in the region. The planner will:

  • Compile data and conduct research in support of planning initiatives

  • Create innovative and informative graphics and maps

  • Support development of plans including land use studies and Environmental Assessment documents

  • Help produce material for project meetings and workshops

  • Organize and participate in stakeholder engagement activities

  • Collaborate with team and client stakeholders


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether its improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of whats possible the worlds longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record s 2020 Top 200 Environmental Firms

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record s 2020 Top 500 Design Firms

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly Gold Employer

Buildings and Places

AECOMs Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Our teams have designed and delivered signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework; Al Janoub Stadium (with Zaha Hadid Architects) in Qatar; Place Ladywell Temporary Housing in London, UK; the new Philippines Senate Building in Manila; public realm and open space such as Liberty Park, New York, New York, Dasha River, Shenzhen, China, Oxygen Park, Qatar; as well as and corporate workplace and tech facilities for Fortune 500 companies around the world.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or related field plus 2 years of work experience

  • Understanding of NEPA and municipal planning processes, as well as Washington regional context

  • Proficient with ArcGIS, MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with AutoCAD, Sketchup Pro or other 3D software applicationsAdept at developing creative and innovative graphics and document layouts

  • Ability to take instruction and/or manage discrete project tasks as required

  • Positive outlook and can-do attitude approach to tasks and teamwork

  • Efficient and organized worker with a high level of attention to detail

  • AICP certification (or certification track) preferred

  • Exceptional writing, research, analysis and communication skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams

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 persons potential, and well 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. 255710BR

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.


Posted: 2021-10-04 Expires: 2021-12-11

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