Planner I/Senior Planner IRC 47997

RBF Consulting, a Company of Michael Baker International, seeks a Senior Planner to join our growing planning group in our Irvine, CA office. Over the past 70 years, the firm has provided full-service planning, engineering, design and construction services to with both public and private sector clients. Our Irvine office has a staff of over 250 professionals that serve the Southern California market and provide planning support services nationwide.

Our community planning team has developed a national reputation for quality planning, effective public engagement and trend-setting ideas. Services include comprehensive/general plans, subarea/specific plans, active transportation planning, urban design, development ordinances, economic development strategy, strategic planning, corridor studies, health and wellness planning, and public engagement. We are looking for an energetic, talented and technically experienced senior planner to be an integral member of our Irvine planning team.

The Senior Planner will:

Execute and lead hands-on production efforts on a wide range of planning projects
Provide direct support to project managers
Directly interact with clients, stakeholders and the general public
Mentor junior staff
Support marketing and business development efforts
The successful candidate will be one who:

Possesses a wide breadth of urban planning experience in many or all of the types of projects listed above
Looks to constantly expand their technical and professional knowledge and experience
Manages time well in a fun/high-energy multi-project environment
Functions in multiple hands-on roles while working on projects
Excels in a team environment while also exercising independent initiative and judgment
Demonstrates creativity and a healthy skepticism for conventional wisdom

Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a related field
Minimum of five (5) years of municipal/local government planning-related experience that demonstrate a successive increase in experience and responsibilities
Aptitude for public speaking and client interaction
Ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments independently under limited supervision
Direct experience in preparing and producing planning studies and analysis
Experience with Microsoft Office
Valid Driver’s License

Seven (7) to Ten (10) years of municipal/local government planning related experience that demonstrate a successive increase in experience and responsibilities
AICP or other related professional certification or licensure
Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, Google Sketchup, and ESRI ArcGIS
Hand or computer generated graphic skills such as creating displays, project boards, maps and other graphics which help communicate planning ideas and concepts
Previous consulting experience with municipal/local government clients
Understanding of research methods and analysis techniques preferred