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Michael Baker International Seeking Planner

Job Position


Senior Planner

Job Description


So what does a Senior Planner at Michael Baker International do?

This Senior Planner will join a collaboration of experienced planners, landscape architects, and project managers dedicated to having a positive impact through effective planning. The ideal candidate will be driven, intellectually curious, committed to excellence, and demonstrate a desire to make a difference in the communities we serve. The Senior Planner’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Executing and leading hands-on production efforts on a wide range of planning projects
  • Providing direct support to project managers
  • Directly interacting with clients, stakeholders, and the general public
  • Mentoring junior staff, and supporting marketing and business development efforts
  • Identifying new opportunities and assisting in the positioning for and ultimately securing the opportunity

Can you walk me through a typical day of a Senior Planner?

The Senior Planner will have a number of activities on any given day which include:

  • Supporting the facilitation of planning charrettes for clients as a member of a facilitation team
  • Supporting master plan development, urban design, and revitalization projects of varying sizes and complexities in diverse communities
  • Supervisory responsibilities to direct reports and assigning various production tasks to staff
    Collecting and compiling a variety of quantitative and qualitative data to prepare reports, maps, and related graphics
  • Conferring with local authorities, civic leaders, and development specialists to devise and recommend arrangements of land and physical facilities for residential, commercial, industrial, and other urban uses
  • Conducting field evaluations and assessments
  • Researching requirements and standards
  • Developing reports under the direction of the project manager
  • Other duties as assigned

What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me?

  • There are numerous career paths for a Senior Planner. The typical next level position, as you gain more experience, showing commitment to quality and hard work, can either be a Project Management or Technical Management position.

Job Requirements


Could you be the Senior Planner we are looking for?

  • Four-year degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or related discipline
  • Minimum 7-10 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
  • Knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as master planning, urban planning, community planning, economic development, or land use
  • Ability to conduct research and prepare statistical planning reports on land use, physical, social & economic possibilities, and constraints
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams
  • 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 that help communicate planning ideas and concepts
  • Ability to accommodate moderate travel
  • Valid driver’s license

How to Apply


Email resumes to jeffrey.brooks@mbakerintl.com