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AECOM Urban Planner I in Brooklyn, New York

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity 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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

The Urbanism + Planning group of AECOM is actively seeking a motivated, technical, and highly-talented Urban Planner to join our practice and contribute to our community engagement and planning portfolio of work. As part of the project team, the planner will develop innovative and multi-faceted community engagement and outreach strategies, tool, and materials in support of high-profile design & construction projects throughout the New York City metro area. The project planner will:

  • Support the project team in development and execution of community planning and outreach strategies on multiple concurrent projects

  • Assist project manager and other team leads on all project tasks ensuring deadlines are met, including project research, GIS analysis, mapping, and coordination, policy and zoning analysis, interdisciplinary coordination, meeting coordination, scheduling, public outreach, noticing, and the detailed preparation of progress drafts, interim and final deliverables

  • Support community and stakeholder engagement activities, including strategic planning and event attendance

  • Create innovative and informative graphics for internal and public-facing presentations and workshops

  • Develop high-quality, user-friendly presentations, exhibition boards, reports, and other deliverables in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and InDesign.

  • Prepare urban design existing conditions and concept studies

  • Identify community problems, issues, and opportunities in particular neighborhoods that could be mitigated through better community planning, design, and outreach.

  • Communicate effectively with the project team and manager

  • Work efficiently on 2 to 5 projects at a time under the supervision of a project manager, and prioritize multiple tasks needed to meet deadlines

  • Compile data and conduct research in support of project delivery

  • Write and present formal and technical reports, working papers, and correspondence.

  • Write, design, and format public communications, including emails, letters, reports and documents

  • Participate in on-site meetings and workshops in a support role

  • Support discrete project tasks as required

  • Assist with updates and maintenance of internal project Sharepoint site and external project website

  • Conduct extensive research in specific or general project areas.

  • Evaluate the adequacy of community facilities and agency assets in meeting current and projected needs.

  • Provide additional support as needed to the larger planning, design, economics, and outreach team, to ensure the smooth execution of projects and the continuity of excellent client and community relationships

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture. With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable, and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions. Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc., and many Fortune 500 companies.


Minimum Requirements :

  • BA/BS in Urban Planning or related degree or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Participated in an Internship to gain professional exposure to the Urban Planning field

  • Exposure to commonly used software programs utilized in Urban Planning positions such as ArcGIS, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, or similar

Additional Information

Offered rate of compensation (for NY locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The hourly range for this position is $31.00 - $41.00

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is available for this position

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10079888

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid