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AECOM Senior Urban Planner in Houston, Texas

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

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Senior Urban Planner for employment in any of the following three Texas offices: Dallas, Austin, Houston, or Chicago, IL. AECOM is searching for candidates that are proactive, good communicators, and work well in a team environment.

Candidate must be able to support complex planning studies, urban design concepts, development applications and reviews. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to support projects from both a big picture perspective while managing details around technical city planning concepts.

Candidate will also:

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

  • Assists with updates and maintenance of Comprehensive Plan, transportation plan and land development regulations, small area plans, integrated infrastructure plans, and similar studies.

  • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social and economic issues.

  • Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers and correspondence and can show they are a strong writer.

  • Provides professional planning assistance to member communities on varied land use and transportation projects.

  • Develops plans, studies, and analyses on both regional and site scales.

  • Understands the impact of the built environment, and can view a project from a resiliency, land use and transportation lens.

  • Understand how urban analytics can help decipher the possibilities of future development.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS +6 years of related experience in Urban Planning, Urban Design, City and Regional Planning, Architecture, Economics, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, City and Regional Planning, Architecture, Economics, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Candidate must be confident in GIS data management and data visualization.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is available for this position

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: J10078958

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Planning