Senior Planner

RRM Design Group is currently seeking a full-time Senior Planner to join our team in our San Luis Obispo office. The successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment, have a passion for preparing quality work, and a desire to manage projects and support business development.

The Senior Planner is responsible for managing, in coordination with a Principal-in-charge, private property owner and developer driven projects as well as projects with public agencies. They collaborate with our other architects, engineers, landscape architects and planners to produce high quality projects. The position would include entitlement processing; evaluating applicable codes, polices, law; interacting with agency staff; managing consultants, project schedules and budgets; preparing and making oral presentations to decision makers and clients and facilitating public outreach/community meetings; and mentoring junior staff. Candidate must have excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills; good verbal and written communication skills; and strong interpersonal skills. Post COVID implications, travel for business may be required for project work and interoffice coordination.

A minimum of seven (7) years of planning experience with increasing levels of responsibility
Experience in the private and public sectors (development review and/or long range planning) is preferred but not required
Bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, architecture, environmental studies, or another related field
Knowledge of California current planning and development law and CEQA
Site planning and land planning skills are desired but not required
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage project schedules and budgets
RRM Design Group is a 100% employee owned multi-discipline design firm with a full spectrum of services including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, civil and structural engineering, and surveying. Our offices are located along the California coast from Orange County to the Bay Area. Our professionals work on engaging projects in several diverse markets throughout the state.

Employee ownership brings with it a vested interest in creating and providing equitable opportunities and career paths for our employees. Our retention rate speaks for itself: over one-third of our workforce has been with us for a decade or more. Ensuring the health and happiness of our RRM family is paramount to how we run our business. In addition to the employee stock ownership program, RRM offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including full medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with an Employer Match.