Parsons is now hiring a Senior Project Planner for our rapidly expanding portfolio of environmental projects.
Parsons extensive experience in this field combined with your planning knowledge and engineering techniques will propel your career forward.
We need our Project Planner at this level to apply diverse and intensive proficiency in the use of technical theories, practices, and company policies.
In this role you will provide technical direction and manage a team of urban / environmental planning professionals and technicians on large projects, or on several smaller projects or studies, involving the development of plans for the utilization of land and physical facilities of cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
Our Managers are responsible for the techn ical excellence of the tasks and analyses performed, regulatory compliance, and for onschedule completion within or below budget in accordance with contractual obligations.
Assists the Project Manager in preparing Project Management Plans, Project Control Statements, and Quality Control files for annual QA project audits.
Provides direct support to Project Manager in staff development, quality control, project control and revenue reporting, and business development.
Plans, directs, and supervises urban / environmental planning project of large scope and complexity.
Serves as a staff manager, technical leader, and a recognized expert in field of practice. Makes staffing assignments and reassignments as project needs arise.
Monitors productivity and proficiency of assigned personnel.
Establishes budget estimates and staffing requirements for defined scope and schedule.
Tracks and reports project financials and manages quality control files.
Reviews work produced by those assigned to ensure that all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations are followed, that current techniques are utilized, and that quality is acceptable.
Engages services and manages outside consultants when warranted.
Confers with local authorities, civic leaders, social scientists, and land planning and development specialists to devise and recommend arrangements of land and physical facilities for residential, commercial, transportation, industrial, and community uses.
Provides advice and counsel regarding regulatory compliance issues. Serves as key contact for major clients.
May serve on technical review boards, committees, and panels for projects which will have a major impact on a community or urban area.
Develops and presents recommendations based on governmental measures for major projects affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to control and guide community development and r enewal.
Prepares, coordinates, and facilitates public involvement and consensus building meetings and workshops that are of high interest to the general public.
Reviews and evaluates environmental impact reports, and recommends changes to overall project plan as appropriate.
Maintains active membership in appropriate professional organizations and societies. Represents the Company at conferences, seminars, meetings, etc.
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
Bachelor's degree in Urban / Environmental Planning or related field
20+ years of related work experience
Working knowledge and proficiency in application of project and staff management principles
Expert knowledge of urban / environmental planning practices and procedures
Proficiency in utilizing PC and various software packages typically used in urban / environmental planning assignments is required
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Thorough understanding of local statutes and environmental rules and regulations
Proven ability for performing in a supervisory capacity on a project