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 Urban planner will serve on multi-disciplinary planning efforts in the region’s most treasured places, from national parks to emerging neighborhoods. As part of a highly collaborative team of urban designers, planners, and landscape architects, the Urban Planner will develop planning documents and facilitate stakeholder engagement efforts to help municipal, federal, and private sector clients advance transformational projects in the region including monuments and memorials, civic buildings, trail systems, multimodal infrastructure, and mixed-use development.

This position is expected to begin Fall 2023.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Compile data and conduct research in support of planning initiatives.

  • Create innovative and informative graphics and maps.

  • Write, design, and format sections of planning reports and documents.

  • Produce material for project meetings and workshops.

  • Organize and participate in stakeholder engagement activities.

  • Communicate effectively with team and client stakeholders.

  • Ensure quality of work meets AECOM standards.

  • Manage time independently and effectively.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or related field + 2 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Experience with MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite required.

  • Experience with ArcGIS and data analysis required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Apt at developing high quality and creative graphics and document layouts.

  • Ability to manage discrete project tasks as required.

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

  • AICP certification (or certification track) preferred.

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

  • Exceptional writing, research, analysis and communication skills.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities.

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills.

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

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

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • This position requires a hybrid work schedule which includes in office work in Washington, DC. The selected candidate must be available to work in Washington, DC on a scheduled basis.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Other Specialty
Salary Range