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Serpentine Pavilion

Fusing art, architecture and engineering

Designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré

United Kingdom

Good engineering is about observing, questioning and communicating to truly understand what’s at the heart of each project.

Amy Koerbel

Structural Designer, Buildings + Places

Moses Mabidha Stadium

Focusing on legacy, culture and location

South Africa

Contributing to projects that meld awe-inspiring design with economic and civic benefits is the ultimate career satisfaction.

Tim Ter Haar

Managing Director, Buildings + Places

Bloomberg European Headquarters

Encouraging cooperation and collaboration

United Kingdom

Our in-house expertise and wealth of knowledge across disciplines enable delivery of the most complex projects.

Coralie Soudee

Associate, Commercial Cost Management

Taizhou Bridge

Connecting with long-span suspension

China

In my work, I cross vast continents in search of new frontiers in bridge engineering. Bridges connect people and places, both physically and emotionally.

Dr. Robin Sham, CBE

Managing Director, Transportation

Connected and Automated Vehicles

Expanding mobility options

United States

We must consider the possible and not be limited by the tools and solutions available today. Our imagination and technical skills drive our solutions.

Veronica Siranosian

Director, AECOM Ventures

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Job Information

AECOM Planner II - Urban Planning in Germantown, Maryland

United States of America - Maryland, Germantown

Job Summary

AECOM has an immediate opening for an Urban Planner II in our Germantown, MD office.

This position seeks to extend the planning skills above to a federal contract. The chosen candidate must have familiarity with FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs, non-governmental mitigation and resiliency grant programs, and knowledge of how states develop, manage, and implement these grants. Familiarity with the FEMA Building Science branch and related technical activities is also recommended.

This position provides contract based technical support functions to our principle client. The chosen candidate will possess the skills necessary to conduct extensive policy research, including complex data collection and analytical skills, excellent oral/writing skills, and have significant experience with hazard mitigation, risk reduction, resiliency initiatives and other related activities.

Specific skills preferred:

  • Develops and implements data collection and analyses methods, suitable for evaluating large amounts of data and external feedback, to propose future policy changes or initiatives. This information may be from stakeholder engagement sessions to webinar feedback to financial and programmatic data contained within databases that must be mined for trends and efficiencies

  • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on hazard mitigation, risk reduction, nature-based solutions, land use, physical, social and economic issues

  • Provides professional planning assistance to our principle client on varied mitigation, resiliency, risk reduction, environmental, land use and grants implementation projects

About AECOM

At AECOM , 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

DCSA—Water

With more than 3,200 Water professionals in all major markets throughout the United States and Canada, AECOM’s Water business line leverages nearly a century of local, national and international project experience to provide today’s municipalities, industries and governments with cost-effective solutions to their Water challenges. We deliver our services from environmental planning studies to detailed design, construction management, and operations and maintenance to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Our public sector work encompasses everything from small rural communities, to large urban centers, to agencies with regional responsibilities. Our private sector work includes assignments for multiple commercial/industrial sectors, including oil and gas, chemicals, power, food and beverage, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. https://aecom.com/markets/water/

Overall Planning Skills/Experience:

  • Supports and sometimes manages complex planning studies, Losses Avoided Studies, economic impact studies, local needs analyses and other studies of a technical nature

  • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on hazard mitigation, risk reduction, nature based solutions, land use, physical, social and economic issues

  • Provides professional planning assistance to our principle client on varied mitigation, resiliency, risk reduction, environmental, land use and grants implementation projects

  • Conducts extensive data collection and analyses related to implementation of previous federal grant programs, and applies that analysis to the development of future polices and initiatives

  • Supports regional program areas relating to hazard mitigation, risk reduction, resiliency planning, natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, coastal zone management, and others

  • Supports meetings and presents reports and other findings to staff with advisory boards and officials

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Urban Planning, Emergency Management, Public Administration, Public Policy, Environmental Planning, or related degree

  • A technical degree, such as in Computer Science or Engineering may also be considered

  • Two (2) years of experience in Planning, Public Administration, Environmental Planning, Hazard Mitigation, Emergency Management, Floodplain Management or directly related field

  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required, ability to pass a Public Trust security screening and obtain a DHS/FEMA badge is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Planning, Urban Planning, Emergency Management, Public Administration, Public Policy, Environmental Planning, or related degree is preferred

  • A Master's Degree in a technical field, such as in Computer Science or Engineering may also be considered

  • Four (4) years of experience in Planning, Public Administration, Environmental Planning, Hazard Mitigation, Emergency Management, Floodplain Management or directly related field

  • Experience in hazard mitigation, risk reduction, resiliency initiatives and other related activities is a plus

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255274BR

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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