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AECOM Sr. Urban Planner in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking to hire a Senior Urban Planner to be based in Cleveland or Columbus, Ohio. This position will create an opportunity to work collaboratively with a diverse studio of planners, designers, engineers, and economists from across the region and country.

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.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Serve as a leader for urban planning strategy and innovation at a project or client level with a focus on northeast Ohio, Central Ohio, and southern Michigan. The candidate will work with a collaborative team of planners, designers, engineers, and economists to create and deliver solutions for complex and challenging issues that our region faces.

  • Contributes to the planning, design and delivery of a variety of projects often happening concurrently.

  • Takes ownership of medium to large scale planning efforts under the supervision of the Urbanism & Planning Practice Lead.

  • Works to a program for deliverables and advise and coordinate with a support team.

  • Is committed quality of deliverables meet the expectations of the Client.

  • Works within a multidisciplinary, multicultural team.

  • Undertakes technical co-ordination with other disciplines.

  • Conducts and/or coordinates, organizes and graphically develops client presentations.

  • Acts in a Client representative role with managing, directing and coordinating the deliverables.

  • Manages, coordinates and leads complex projects independently.

  • Coordinates teams to prepare project deliverables and applicable planning authorities’ requirements and coordinates with various disciplines technical input and output into a project.

  • Works with the planning team and is able to manage and negotiate project expectations and deliverables independently.

  • Initiates and drives innovative approaches to efficient project delivery.

  • Has a solid understanding of various scales of planning projects and determine differences and requirements and communicates effectively.

  • Exhibits a strong understanding of planning / environmental governance and policy and can communicate and make recommendations on each where relevant.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in urban planning, regional planning, city planning, or related degree program

  • 8+ years of experience in urban planning, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in design related field is preferred

  • 10+ years of experience in urban planning, or related field

  • Ability and passion to work collaboratively across a wide spectrum of disciplines and skill sets to deliver integrated and technically grounded ideas and solutions

  • Proven ability for performing in a lead capacity on projects

  • Thorough knowledge of innovative and resilience-based urban planning practices and procedures

  • 3 or more years of related experience working in planning (or related field) in Ohio or Michigan

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Capable of working on own initiative and as part of a larger multidisciplinary team.

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 B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 267473BR

Additional Locations US - Columbus, OH - 277 West Nationwide Blvd

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.