Urban Planner


Washington, DC United States

The Urbanism + Planning group of AECOM is actively seeking a creative and enthusiastic urban planner for employment in the Washington, DC office. The project planner will serve on multi-disciplinary planning efforts in the regions most treasured places, from national parks to neighborhoods. As part of a highly collaborative team of urban designers, economists, and data analysts, the planner will develop planning documents, contribute to NEPA compliance studies, and facilitate stakeholder engagement efforts to help municipal, federal, and private sector clients advance transformational projects in the region. The planner will:

  • Compile data and conduct research in support of planning initiatives

  • Create innovative and informative graphics and maps

  • Support development of plans including land use studies and Environmental Assessment documents

  • Help produce material for project meetings and workshops

  • Organize and participate in stakeholder engagement activities

  • Collaborate with team and client stakeholders

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or related field plus 2 years of work experience

  • Understanding of NEPA and municipal planning processes, as well as Washington regional context

  • Proficient with ArcGIS, MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with AutoCAD, Sketchup Pro or other 3D software applicationsAdept at developing creative and innovative graphics and document layouts

  • Ability to take instruction and/or manage discrete project tasks as required

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

  • Efficient and organized worker with a high level of attention to detail

  • AICP certification (or certification track) preferred

  • Exceptional writing, research, analysis and communication skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams


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.

To apply:  https://aecom.jobs/washington-dc/urban-planner/1BB1F82F8D6D44DF9FD097B0CE2AD25E/job/

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Parks, Open Space, and Recreation Planning
Salary Range