AECOM Entry-Level Planner in Arlington, Virginia
Requisition/Vacancy No. 159167BR
Position Title Entry-Level Planner
Job Category Planning
Business Line Design + Planning
Country United States of America
State/Province/Region USA - Virginia
Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in
Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by
Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A
Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at
About the Business Line
Design + Planning
Our professionals specialize in design, master planning, environmental and ecological planning, strategic planning and economic development. We create implementable solutions that promote sustainable land use and enhance quality of life.
The Design, Planning and Economics group of AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry-Level Planner for 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. AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.
Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Support senior planners and/or project managers in producing documents, reports, graphics, 3D modeling, and materials for community outreach
Compile data and conducts research in support of project delivery
Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member
Compile data and conduct research in support of project delivery
Create graphics to support the planning documents
Play a key role in the preparation of plans
Write 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
Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design or other related field required
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
Apt at developing creative and innovative graphics and project layout
Follows guidance well with little oversight
Proficient with ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Sketchup Pro, Microsoft Work, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required
Master's degree in Urban and Regional planning or related field
AICP certification (or certification track)
LEED certification (or certification track)
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.
AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please
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