Project Planner/Urban Design

CHW Professional Consultants
Job Description
Project Planner/ Urban Design
Company Name:  CHW Professional Consultants
Location: Gainesville, FL
Position Title:  Project Planner/ Urban Design 
Job Type: Full-Time
Industry:  Planning & Design
Min Education:  BA or MA/ Urban and Regional planning, Urban Design, Geography, Geomatics or other related field of study
Min Experience: With a BA 2 yrs. exp in a professional planning environment required. With an MA no experience required.
Required Travel:  0-10%
For over 30 years, CHW has been transforming communities through positive change, concept to construction.  CHW is an experienced professional consulting firm built around a team of land planners, urban designers, landscape architects, land surveyors, civil engineers, and construction engineering inspectors and administrators.
We are looking for a Project Planner that will support the Planning Project Manager by preparing analyses, reports, calculations, and maps essential to the successful completion of project tasks and applications. The Project Planner is a critical part of a professional team that is responsible for the successful representation of our clients and their land development projects.  The appropriate candidate will have the opportunity to further their professional experience by working on a wide variety of projects and gaining exposure to many facets of the land development process. A successful Project Planner must collaborate and build relationships with other departments at CHW as well as with other members of a project team and local government staff.  CHW is seeking a Project Planner that demonstrates a strong commitment to advancing their career by pursuing AICP certification. We also place great importance on our core company values of integrity, excellence, responsibility, stewardship, and dedication while being passionate client advocates dedicated to improving and growing communities. 
Main Responsibilities:
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and graphical
  • Prioritization and time management skills
  • Ability to meet task and project specific deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at one time
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Able to work without close supervision and in a team environment
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software
  • AutoCAD experience preferred
  • Ability to comprehend and apply Comprehensive Plan and Zoning policies, Special Area Studies, and technical reports related to environmental conditions, geotechnical conditions, site lighting, tree mitigation, etc.
  • Planning and business computer applications with working knowledge of the following software and skills:
  • Environmental Systems Research Incorporated (ESRI) ArcGIS, Bluebeam, and Adobe software
  • MS Outlook
Education, experience, licensure, and skills
  • Bachelor or Master degree in Urban and Regional planning, Urban Design, Geography, Geomatics or other related field of study degree from an accredited program
Must have: Resume and References
Strongly encouraged: Cover letter, professional writing sample, mapping products, presentation materials, sample illustrations / modeling, and/or portfolio
CHW Benefits & Perks:
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision coverage options
  • Profit Sharing
  • 401(k) Plan and Match
  • Company furnished life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary benefits options including FSA, short-term disability, and discounted Pet Insurance
  • Combined PTO (personal & sick)
  • 7 Paid Annual Company Holidays
  • Professional Development & Career Growth Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Half Day Fridays (*not applicable to all positions)
  • Employee Referral & Service Anniversary Bonus
  • Coffee & Beverages
  • Snack Area (employee paid)*
  • Game room & Employee Lounge*
  • Putting green*
  • Volunteer & Team Engagement Opportunities
*Corporate Headquarters location
Passion. Empowers. Progress. At CHW, it is our desire to work with passionate, progressive talent to ensure the highest quality of services to our clients. As a full-service firm, we utilize a team approach that involves all disciplines. We present both a creative and technical approach to the delivery of our projects. But there is more to working with CHW: optimism, energy, and confidence. Whether you are an experienced professional or a recent graduate, you will have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest in the industry, while working on a portfolio of innovative and challenging projects, ones to be proud of. With a sharp mind, you can go far. But if your heart is in the right place too, you are unstoppable. That is how we define passion. It is advocating for our clients, our community, and each other that spurs growth and allows everyone to move forward.
CHW Embraces Diversity.  We believe in creating an inclusive environment and it’s an essential part of our culture.  We’re committed to implementing our Diversity Policy and we expect all employees to treat each other equally, honestly and with respect.
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