AECOM Entry Level Planner I in Arlington, Virginia

Business Line Design + Planning

Position Title Entry Level Planner I

United States of America - Virginia


Job Summary

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 online 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

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design or other related field required

  • Positive outlook and can-do approach to tasks

  • 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

  • Ability to develop creative and innovative graphics

  • Follows guidance well with little oversight

  • Ability to travel domestically and abroad

  • Must be able to pass a client-mandated background check

  • Proficient with ArcGIS, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Due to the nature of this position, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Urban and Regional planning or related field highly preferred

  • Written and graphic samples submitted with application preferred

  • Experience with SketchUp and AutoCAD

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

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Planning

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 183569BR

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.