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AECOM Urban Planner II 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 support the project manager in developing and implementing innovative and multi-faceted community engagement and outreach strategies in support of high-profile design & construction projects throughout the New York City metro area. The project planner will:

  • Play a key role in development and execution of community planning and outreach strategies on multiple concurrent projects

  • Support the project manager in overseeing project team deliverables, schedule, workflow, & staff, including subconsultants

  • Communicate effectively with the project team and manager

  • Conduct quality-assurance review of all deliverables including technical reports, memoranda, meeting minutes, and correspondence with community members, community organizations, and elected officials.

  • Act as a liaison between community groups, government agencies, and elected officials on design & construction projects.

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

  • Compile data and conduct research in support of project delivery

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

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

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

  • Organize and facilitate on-site stakeholder meetings and workshops

  • Manage discrete project tasks as required

  • Supervise updates and maintenance of internal project Sharepoint site and external project website

  • Conduct extensive research in specific or general project areas.

  • Develop long-range plans for communities with common developmental issues.

  • Develop strategies to promote economic and community development consistent with community goals.

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

  • Recommend priorities, schedules, and funding sources to implement public improvements plan


Minimum Requirements :

  • BA/BS plus 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience with writing, research, analysis, in a professional environment

  • Professional experience with ArcGIS, MS Office Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite

Preferred Qualifications :

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

  • Strong background in community planning, engagement and outreach, governance planning, and/or management consulting is highly preferred

  • Experience with NYC agencies, community boards and governance highly preferred

  • Experience with NYS, NJ, and federal agencies a plus

  • Licensed Planner, Landscape Architect, Architect, Engineer, or other equivalent disciplines

  • Experience managing teams in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficient with AutoCAD and Sketchup Pro

  • AICP certification (or certification track) preferred

  • LEED, SITES, and/or ENVISION certification (or certification track) a plus

  • GISP certification (or certification track) preferred

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

  • 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

  • Adept at developing creative and innovative graphics and project layouts

  • Ability to manage discrete project tasks as required

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities

  • Familiarity/understanding/experience in strategic planning and client advisory

  • Experience developing technical material and documentation in fulfillment of program/project deliverables per defined scopes of work

  • Understanding of program/project management (task-level setup, delivery, and closeout)

  • Familiarity/understanding/experience in technical research, assessment, analysis, and reporting

  • Familiarity/understanding/experience with digital technologies used in urban planning and/or asset management practice (GIS, data collection, databases, dashboards, BI interface applications, CMMS, BAS/BMS, remote sensing, and/or other)

  • Strong technical comprehension of the candidate’s discipline area and technical writing abilities

  • Spanish and/or Chinese language skills a plus

Additional Information

Offered rate of compensation (NY locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $110,000.

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: J10079892

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid