RRM Design Group is currently seeking a full-time Senior Planner with a passion for housing as a tool to advance equity and create great places; interest in affordable housing development; and knowledge of a range of federal and state housing programs. This individual will work to expand housing choice and opportunity throughout California through inclusionary development policy and other zoning initiatives. The successful candidate will help prepare and manage a wide range of key planning documents, including General and Community Plans, housing studies (including the preparation of Housing Elements), ordinances, and environmental documents. They will thrive in a collaborative environment, have a passion for preparing quality work, and a desire to manage projects and support business development.
The Senior Planner will collaborate with RRM architects, engineers, landscape architects and planners to produce high quality projects. They will possess a strong understanding of project management fundamentals, exercise independence and judgement while receiving general supervision and support from senior management. They will help mentor and delegate to support staff. Candidate must have excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills; good verbal and written communication skills; and strong interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will enjoy tackling challenges, bring an intellectual curiosity, and thrive in a fast-paced setting. Post COVID implications, travel for business may be required for project work and interoffice coordination.
• A minimum of seven (7) years of planning experience with increasing levels of responsibility
• Experience in the private and public sectors (development review and/or long-range planning) is preferred but not required
• Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, geography, public administration, environmental science or a related field.
• Knowledge of California current planning and development law and CEQA
• Site planning and land planning skills are desired but not required
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to manage project schedules and budgets
• Professional certification/registration preferred (AICP, CNU-A, LEED AP, etc.)
RRM Design Group is a 100% employee owned multi-discipline design firm with a full spectrum of services including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, civil and structural engineering, and surveying. Our offices are located along the California coast from Orange County to the Bay Area. Our professionals work on engaging projects in several diverse markets throughout the state.
Employee ownership brings with it a vested interest in creating and providing equitable opportunities and career paths for our employees. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our communities. Ensuring the health and happiness of our RRM family is paramount to how we run our business. In addition to the employee stock ownership program, RRM offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including full medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with an Employer Match.
RRM Design Group is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental ability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We invite you to join our team!