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Michael Baker International Seeking Planning Associate I

Michael Baker International is supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States that provides a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients’ complex challenges.

This position will be located in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office within the Planning Practice. As the state capital, the City of Harrisburg in consistently ranked as the top place to live in the state and 44th in the nation, boasting a vibrant urban setting, low cost of living, strong job market, and high quality of life. It is also conveniently located within a few hours’ drive or train connection of popular metropolitan areas including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. and New York City.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Planning Associate I position is an entry-level role designed to support Michael Baker International’s community and economic development projects. The ideal candidate will be driven, intellectually curious, committed to excellence, and demonstrate a desire to make a difference in the communities we serve. As a Planning Associate I, the successful candidate will support the project manager on community and economic development planning initiatives and will be responsible for the preparation of planning documents for state and local government clients, as well as private sector clients.

Primary responsibilities will include:

• Supporting comprehensive plan and master plan development for projects of varying sizes and complexities
• Conducting quantitative and qualitative data research to prepare profiles on land use, socioeconomic trends, housing, market conditions, and related topics
• Implementing public engagement strategies including awareness and promotion activities, online survey administration, and public meeting facilitation
• Managing grant application development and grant administration for state and federal programs
• Developing reports under the direction of the project manager
• Other duties as assigned

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration, or related discipline; Master’s degree preferred
• 0-3 years of experience in community planning
• AICP desired, but not mandatory
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong commitment to client service
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office
• Possess a valid driver’s license

HOW TO APPLY
Please send your resume to Tessa Myers at theresa.myers@mbakerintl.com.