Senior Spatial Planner - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

North Carolina
United States

United States of America - North Carolina, Raleigh

Job Summary

AECOM is looking for exceptional Senior Planner to join our busy Parks Planning and Design Studio located in Raleigh, North Carolina. AECOM’s Parks Studio is focused on the planning and design of parks, public open space, greenways, trails, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. We continually plan and deliver some of the premier, award-winning park system planning projects across the country and excellent open space design projects in the North Carolina region. We are passionate about what we do in the Parks Studio at AECOM.

We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Our multidisciplinary studio works closely with urban designers, architects, engineers, economists, community outreach and other related professionals to develop award winning integrated projects. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve.

As a Senior Planner you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of project types at all stages of the design and implementation process. The successful candidate will work closely with the management team to lead project development and delivery. We’ll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed.

Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to prepare innovative conceptual park plans and urban public realm planning alongside studio leadership

  • Ability to clearly write design reports, design & access statements and construction specifications are essential

  • Ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams

  • Ability to be proactive, confident and self-motivated with leadership qualities

  • Comfortable working in a team environment

  • Desire and ability to work independently and as part of a larger design team

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, write clearly, and resolve problems creatively

  • A passion for parks and open space

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor or Master of Landscape Architecture from an LAAB-accredited program, or Bachelor or Master of Urban Planning

  • North Carolina Registered Landscape Architect or the ability to obtain within the first six months of employment

  • 5+ years of proven applied experience in public realm planning

  • Strong project management experience and the ability to manage competing deadlines and project budgets.

  • Experience with project coordination that involves client meetings, group presentations, and the resolution of typical issues/challenges associated with high-quality design products

  • High degree of competency in Adobe Creative Suite (mandatory), MS Office Suite, and ArcGIS.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Landscape Architecture or Master of Urban Planning

  • Knowledge of LEED and SITES sustainability principles, methods and practices

  • Spanish language proficiency

  • Registration with National Recreation and Parks Association

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. 230619BR

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.