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AECOM Planner - All Levels in Chicago, Illinois

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking Planners of all levels of talent for opportunities throughout the United States & Canada supporting various business lines: Transportation, Water, Environment, Programs & Project Management (PPM), & Buildings & Places (B&P). We are looking for all levels of talent for the following roles:

  • Transportation Planners

  • Environmental Planners

  • Urban Planners

  • Historic Preservation Planners

  • Transit Planners

  • Workspace Planners

Please note that this posting is not for a specific opening; we are building a pipeline of qualified candidates for future opportunities. Positions open throughout the year and this pipeline will allow us to be more proactive in acting quickly to fill roles. If a position opens, we will use this pipeline to begin our search.

Job Summary:

  • Interprets and applies applicable government codes, ordinances and regulations.

  • Initiates actions necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations.

  • Assists with updates and maintenance of Comprehensive Plan, transportation plan and land development regulations.

  • Acts as a liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans.

  • Conducts review of various development applications, including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and rezonings.

  • Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas.

  • Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers and correspondence.

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

  • Develops long range plans for communities with common developmental issues.

  • Develops strategies to promote economic and community development, or efficient land use consistent with community goals.

  • Evaluates adequacy of community facilities in meeting current and projected needs.

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

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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in relevant discipline

  • 2 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years of relevant experience

What We Offer

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.

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

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 261767BR

Additional Locations CA - 35 Prospect Ave. Windsor Ontario, CA - Burnaby, BC - 3292 Production Way, CA - Calgary, AB - 48 Quarry Park Blvd, CA - Edmonton, AB - 18817 Stony Plain Rd NW, CA - Hamilton, ON - 45 Goderich Rd, CA - London, ON - 250 York St, CA - Markham, ON - 105 Commerce Valley Dr W, CA - Montreal, QC - 85, Sainte-Catherine St West, US - Albuquerque, NM - One Park Square, US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree St NE, US - Austin, TX - 13640 Briarwick Drive, Suite 200, US - Chicago, IL - 10510 W Zemke Rd, US - Glen Allen, VA - 4840 Cox Road, US - Houston, TX - 10550 Richmond Avenue, US - Los Angeles, CA - 1800 Avenue of the Stars Suite 1425, US - Miami, FL - 1001 NW 111th Ave, US - New Orleans, LA - 1000 S. Jefferson Davis Blvd, US - New York, NY - 100 Broadway, 3rd + 4th Floors, US - Phoenix, AZ - 11 South Central Aveune, US - Tampa, FL - 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

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.

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