Land Use Planner - ( 220004BK )
Well-planned, authentic communities are fundamental, whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place, and home for diverse populations. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.
We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed to make them thrive. We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and community relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.
Stantec is seeking a Junior to Mid-Level Land Use Planner / Urban Designer to join our National Brownfields Team with project focus in communities across the Western United States. The position may operate from our Bellevue, Lynnwood, Seattle, Spokane, or Portland offices based on the ideal applicant’s location. The applicant may also work from home, as most of the larger brownfields team work remotely. The position will report to our Planning Lead and work with other local and remote technical teams. Stantec allows flexible work locations and hours. Stantec will provide a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.
Stantec's Washington and Oregon offices are seeking a well-rounded Land Use Planner / Urban Designer to conduct area-wide planning and revitalization-focused studies for our public-sector clients across the Western United States. The area-wide planning studies focus on redevelopment strategies to bring positive change to communities that have a concentration of brownfields and years of prolonged disinvestment. These planning studies normally include public engagement, existing conditions analysis, conceptual planning, market analysis, brownfield data review, and an implementation plan. We evaluate existing conditions with the community, identify redevelopment opportunities, goals and objectives, and provide strategies to transform brownfields and other underutilized properties back into productive uses.
We’re actively looking for a Junior to Mid-Level Land Use Planner / Urban Designer to co-manage planning tasks. Typical deliverables include conceptual site plans, neighborhood/district plans, and/or land use studies. This position requires strong skills as a self-starter, with ability to participate on multiple projects simultaneously. We will provide you with the tools, resources, and support staff to complete these planning tasks; we will mentor you so you can grow and thrive in your career. This role will also include support to project managers for contracting, reporting, and scheduling. Experience within redevelopment and economic development projects is a plus.
**Your Key Responsibilities**
+ Be a key planner for Stantec’s National Brownfields & Community Revitalization Program, with a primary focus on clients and projects throughout our Western Region including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, California, Arizona, and Colorado (to name a few)
+ Co-manage area-wide planning projects that address multiple brownfields within a priority target area and create redevelopment strategies for local communities.
+ Develop and implement public engagement plans as part of the area-wide planning projects. Create communication graphics and prepare meeting summaries for public and stakeholder meetings
+ Conduct existing conditions analysis that examines current zoning, land use, utilities, natural resources, transportation, and community character
+ Assist communities and project teams to complete brownfield inventories and prioritization of redevelopment projects for brownfield sites
+ Review and summarize brownfield conditions based on other’s inventories, Phase I/II environmental site assessment reports, and field notes
+ Create conceptual plans and/or project exhibits that graphically communicate planning options for specific sites and/or study areas
+ Coordinate with other Stantec teams, subconsultants, clients, and government agencies to obtain information pertaining to the area-wide planning components
+ Create final area-wide planning and other technical reports that summarize the process, findings, alternatives, public feedback, and recommendations. Write report text, create maps/exhibits, and layout the document using desktop publishing software
+ Assist with marketing proposals and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads. Maintain client relationships that generate repeat business
+ Build strong collaborative relationships with Stantec employees, clients, and subcontractors; and
+ Possess the knowledge and passion to revitalize neighborhoods focusing on equity, economic opportunity, and place-based strategies that recognize the unique needs/desires of local communities.
**Your Capabilities and Credentials**
+ Ability to work with a diverse team of professionals in environmental sciences, engineering, architecture, planning, GIS, etc. Ability to work within a remote team structure.
+ Strong written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills.
+ Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health & Safety protocols.
+ Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently with minimal supervision.
+ Local (Washington & Oregon) candidates preferred.
+ Ability and willingness to travel to project sites and clients in the Western U.S. (up to 10% of your monthly schedule)
+ Prior to employment with Stantec, you will be required to successfully pass a physical and drug/alcohol screening
+ Demonstrate a good driving record and a valid driver’s license
+ Knowledge of Local, State, and Federal regulations and policies regarding site assessment, remediation, and redevelopment; Possess knowledge of the Washington and Oregon state growth management/planning requirements and review procedures
+ Experience with developing small area plans, master plans, and redevelopment strategy reports
+ Knowledge of market research, policy development, and urban design principles
+ Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups including local government staff and elected officials, developers, property owners, advocacy groups, community leaders, and the general public
+ Experience working with communities of all sizes and scales, from rural counties to dense urban centers
+ Proficiency in word processing and document layout software (e.g., Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign)
+ Proficiency in graphic design software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite)
+ Basic knowledge of geographic information system software (e.g., ArcGIS); and
+ Basic knowledge of AutoCAD or similar design software.
**Education and Experience**
Bachelor’s in urban planning landscape architecture or related discipline. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred.
At least 5 years’ experience leading or co-managing a variety of community planning and redevelopment projects in the Western U.S. with a least 1 year working with brownfield/redevelopment sites.
_This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice._
Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.
**Primary Location** : United States-Washington-Bellevue
**Other Locations** : United States-Washington-Seattle, United States-Oregon-Portland
**Organization** : BC-2037 EnvSvcs-US Mountain
**Employee Status** : Regular
**Job Level** : Individual Contributor
**Travel** : Yes, 10 % of the Time
**Schedule** : Full-time
**Job Posting** : Dec 22, 2022, 3:33:42 PM
**Req ID:** 220004BK
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