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SENIOR PLANNER

Company: Michael Baker International
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker International's focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR).Michael Baker International's Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients.Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at www.mbakerintl.com . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify EmployerWho We AreMichael Baker International is a global leader in Planning, Engineering, Architecture, and Consulting professionals dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world's infrastructure and environmental challenges. Supported by more than 3,500 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our 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.Planning PracticeWe create, integrate, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.SummaryThe position requires extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for planning research, data compilation, public policy development, regulatory code drafting, and urban design involving federal and regional organizations, counties, communities, or similar public sector agencies.The position is responsible for overseeing a variety of complex project types and activities and provides project management and advanced level professional planning services in the areas of long-range planning, current planning, and public outreach; along with providing assistance to higher level management staff in coordinating planning efforts across supporting corporate practices. Must have a team spirit and can-do attitude with the ability to build/maintain positive client relationships. Solid writing, communication, technical analysis, computer and public speaking skills are essential.Essential DutiesGuides and/or assists with preparing and maintaining comprehensive/general plans, land development regulations, specific area plans, downtown/redevelopment plans, transportation and integrated infrastructure plans, and similar studies.Compiles and analyzes complex data on physical, social, and economic factors affecting our natural and built environments and prepares or requisitions narrative plans/reports on data findings. This includes the coordination and preparation of GIS mapping and visual support for projects requiring graphic exhibit preparation and supporting data development.Uses independent judgment on how to best respond to client and/or project needs.Represents the company and its clients at various project and/or public meetings.Confers with the general public, local authorities, civic leaders, and land use planning and development specialists to devise and form recommendations around technical regional/city planning concepts.Researches governmental measures affecting land use, open space, housing, water, transportation, environmental planning, public utilities, and community and military facilities to control and guide urban development and renewal.Develops client and professional networks through professional associations, committees, and business associations, and promotes the professional standing of the firm through those networks.Demonstrates excellent written and verbal ability to communicate complex information.Works with Planning Department lead to prepare and review proposals and estimates for proposed projects as well as participates in Department strategic business planning.Actively manages and communicates project budgets.Researches and continually increases knowledge of general planning and local/federal best practices regarding land development regulations, trends and procedures.Moderate travel may be requiredSupervisory ResponsibilitiesMay provide supervision or training to less experienced personnel.Experience5-10 years related experienceEducationFour-year Planning, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or related discipline.Qualifications, Skills and AbilitiesPersonal computer hardware and software experience (MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat). Professional experience with ArcGIS, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, Sketchup, Lumion or other graphics environments for preparing and presenting graphic information desired.Licenses/RegistrationsAICP - preferred, CNU - favorablePhysical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; sit and use fine motor control. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.COMPENSATIONThe salary range for this position is $82,804 - $172,523. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.BENEFITSWe offer a comprehensive benefits package including:Medical, dental, vision insurance401K Retirement PlanHealth Savings Account (HSA)Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disabilityProfessional and personal developmentGenerous paid time offCommuter and wellness benefitsFlexible work-from-home scheduleMICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENTMichael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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