Senior Master Planner

Black & Veatch Holding Company   •  

Overland Park, KS

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


11 - 15 years

Posted 137 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Primary Purpose:
Senior Planner most often requires advanced professional planning experience of high complexity and variety. The Senior Planner often leads or is significantly involved with larger, more complex planning assignments and may balance multiple projects with support.

Position will provide architectural design support on engineering services projects for U.S. Government Agency and/or Department clients. U.S. Citizenship required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
-Performs advanced professional work related to variety of planning assignments

-Manages complex and sensitive planning studies, development applications and reviews consultant proposals

-Assist in marketing efforts to current clientele and to identify and attract new clientele.

-Monitors and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws

-Reviews and processes complex comprehensive plan amendments, rezonings, annexations, site plans, plats

-Develops project budgets, administers bidding process, verifies contract expenditures and compliance

-Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social & economic issues

-Provides professional planning assistance to member communities on varied land use projects

-Develops transportation plans, studies and analyses on regional basis

-Works in regional program areas relating to natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, coastal zone mgt and others

-Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans

-Schedules and conducts meetings with advisory boards and elected officials

-Presents reports and other findings to staff, Planning & Zoning Board, and Council and serves as liaison to such committees

-Supervises more junior planners within organization

Typical Knowledge

-Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of planning

-Well-developed knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as urban design, affordable housing, economic development or land use

-Knowledge and experience in construction processes

-Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection

-Knowledge of effective writing techniques

-Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and GIS

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a bachelor's degree in architecture from an NAAB or a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Typically a minimum of 11 years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
The Senior Planner requires a master's degree in planning or related field and four years of professional planning experience or a bachelor's degree in planning or a related field and six years of professional planning experience. AICP Certification is preferred.

-Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects

-Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships

-Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined planning problems

-Excellent design, visualization and graphic skills

-Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops

-Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously

-Ability to provide effective supervision and staff management

-Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines