Planner III - 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 and project manager 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 project manager for immediate employment in the Arlington, VA office. The project manager will lead or serve on multi-disciplinary planning projects for mainly military installations and federal agencies. As the lead of the project team, the project manager will develop creative and innovative solutions to address the Federal Government’s issues. The project manager will:

  • Be responsible for all project tasks included in the task order including schedule, data collection and analysis, workshop preparation, meeting facilitation, concept development, report writing and layout, graphics development, etc.

  • Coordinate project resources and staffing and task management

  • Manage client’s communications, expectations and requests consistently

  • Communicate effectively with project team and provide clear guidance

  • Ensure quality of reports and documents developed meets guidelines

  • Mentor staff to assist in their professional growth

  • Assist with preparation of proposals for planning projects

  • Contribute to client relationships and business development efforts

  • Introduce innovative ideas or processes to streamline project efforts

  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility with projects and assignments

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban & Regional Planning plus four (4) years of experience

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must have project management skills and experience managing a project team

  • Proficient at public speaking, presentation, and facilitation skills

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

  • Apt at developing creative and innovative graphics and project layouts

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in urban and regional planning or related field

  • ??????????????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

  • Excellent communication skills with clients and project teams

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

  • Exceptional writing, research, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities

  • Efficient and organized planner with an attention for detail

  • Flexible to adapt to evolving project requirements and client requests

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. 254813BR

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.