Planner II - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Virginia, Arlington - VA

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Urban Planner for employment in the Arlington, VA office.

This position is expected to begin October 2021


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunities for everyone. Whether it’s 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 what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster 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

The Urban + Planning group of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented planner for immediate employment in the Arlington, VA office. The project planner will serve on multi-disciplinary planning projects for mainly military installations and federal agencies as well as urban, community, and environmental projects. As part of the project team, the planner will develop creative and innovation solutions to address clients’ issues. The project planner will:

  • Compile data and conduct research in support of project delivery

  • Create innovative and informative graphics to support the planning documents

  • Play a key role in the preparation of plans

  • Write, design, and format sections of planning reports and documents

  • Produce material for project meetings and workshops

  • Participate in on-site workshops in support role

  • Communicate effectively with project team and manager

  • Manage discrete project tasks as required

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in urban and regional planning or related field plus 2 years of work experience

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Apt at developing creative and innovative graphics and project layouts

  • Ability to manage discrete project tasks as required

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Sketchup Pro or other 3D software applications

  • AICP certification (or certification track) preferred

  • LEED certification (or certification track) preferred

  • GISP certification (or certification track) preferred

  • Knowledge of military planning or military experience a plus

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

  • Exceptional writing, research, analysis and communication skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills

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

  • 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 person’s potential, and we’ll 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. 254814BR

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.