Project Planner (Bonita Springs, Sarasota, Tampa) 21 July 2020
Waldrop Engineering is seeking a Project Planner with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, or related field for our Bonita Springs, Sarasota and Tampa offices. As a Project Planner, you will be involved in the planning and project management process, including the preparation and processing of complex land use petitions for private sector clientele, the preparation and processing of a variety of planning studies and regulatory tools for local governments, due diligence analysis, providing planning support to Waldrop’s Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture Departments, maintaining client and agency relationships, and executing public presentations for successful project completion.
The selected candidate must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work independently and accurately on complex planning projects. The selected candidate must demonstrate the ability to analyze project data in relation to applicable codes and regulations in order to generate creative, workable solutions and achieve project success.
Waldrop Engineering is a full-service consulting firm offering Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Civil Engineering services to a diverse clientele across the state. Our Planning & Landscape Architecture Department engages in master planning and community design; processing and managing entitlement petitions (including but not limited to rezonings, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, and annexations); public outreach and consensus building efforts; and Land Development Code and policy formulation on behalf of local governments and private developers.
Job Description and Functions:
- Prepare a variety of land use applications in jurisdictions across Southwest Florida, including but not limited to: administrative amendments, rezonings, comprehensive plan amendments, due diligence reports, and presentations to support residential, commercial, mixed-use and institutional development projects.
- Analyze project data and local Land Development Code regulations to determine project’s compliance and/or identify required deviations and formulate corresponding justifications.
- Prepare sufficiency response resubmittals to local governments, and identify solutions and alternatives in response to Requests for Additional Information.
- Conduct accurate research, and the collection of data from a variety of local, state, and federal sources to support various planning initiatives.
- Prepare land development code regulations, comprehensive plans, and a variety of research assignments for local governments
- Provide support to Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering Staff relating to theidentification of local code requirements, entitlement processes available to achieving project goals, and potential solutions and alternatives, to support land planning andsite planning efforts.
- Assist, prepare and conduct public presentations, including public hearings, communityoutreach, and neighborhood workshops.
- Assist the Planning Department Staff with various administrative tasks in support of planning initiatives, including filing, organizing internal and external meetings and cataloguing reports, and/or coordinating with other staff in the completion of these tasks.
The Applicant Must Have the Following Skill Sets:
- Must be hard working, resourceful, and detail-oriented
- Must be able to work independently and develop solutions to issues that arise during the planning process
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Proficiency in utilizing available resources to locate project information, including but not limited to: Land Development Codes, Code of Ordinances/Administrative Codes; and Comprehensive Plans; governmental websites and databases; Clerk of Courts websites and search engines; Sunbiz; Geographical Information Systems (GIS); Florida Statutes; and Florida Administrative Code
- Strong interpersonal skills to develop good working relationships with Waldrop Team, clients, and government staff
- Capable of managing multiple, high-priority assignments
- Strong analytical skills to interpret research data for reports and apply mathematic techniques in practical situations
- Ability to manage projects effectively in terms of budget and deadlines
- Ability to maintain and protect confidentiality
Minimum Experience and Education:
3-5 years of professional planning experience in a private or public sector planning department. The minimum education requirement is completion of an undergraduate degree program in City, Urban or Regional Planning or similar program, or master’s degree in similar program, including but not limited to Public Administration, Geography, Urban Studies, or Landscape Architecture. Preference will be given to candidates that have obtained or are in the process of obtaining AICP certification.
Interested candidates must include a cover letter, resume, and relevant portfolio/work samples to: info@WaldropEngineering.com Candidates will be evaluated based on relative work experiences, work samples, degree work, and performance interview. Please visit our web site at www.WaldropEngineering.com for more information.
Phone: (239) 405-7777