AECOM Federal Planner II in Norfolk, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144438BR

Position Title Federal Planner II

Job Category Planning

Business Line Design + Planning

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Norfolk

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.

Job Summary

The Design, Planning and Economics group of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Federal Planner for immediate employment in the Norfolk, VA office. The project planner will serve on multi-disciplinary planning projects for mainly military installations and federal agencies. As part of the project team, the planner will develop creative and innovation solutions to address the Federal Government’s issues.

The Design, Planning and Economics studio, part of the Building + Places business line, is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includesmaster planning, urban planning, economic and development planning, landscape architecture, architecture, interiors, workplace strategy, and building engineering. Our B+P team is leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects such as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA; Liberty Park at the World Trade Center, New York, NY; the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience (Big U), NY; and the LA 2024 Olympic bid.

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 masterplans and other real property planning products

  • 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

  • 3+ years of related work experience

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is 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 layouts

  • Ability to manage discrete project tasks as required

  • Proficient with ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Sketchup Pro, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DOD Secret clearance or the ability to obtain one

  • AICP certification (or certification track) preferred

  • LEED certification (or certification track) preferred

  • GISP certification (or certification track) preferred

  • Knowledge of military installation/real property planning or military experience a plus

  • Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or related field preferred

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 click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.