Planner

Department
Planning
Location
Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau
Classification
Full-Time

In a Nutshell

R&M is looking for a team-oriented planner to join our growing Planning Department. Recent and ongoing work includes the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, UMED Travel Demand Management Study, Government Hill Parks and Trails Plan, housing feasibility studies for the City of Seward and the Trust Land Office, Fairbanks North Star Borough Comprehensive Recreational Trails Plan Update, grant applications for cities and boroughs throughout Alaska, Dillingham Airport Master Plan Update, Seward Highway/Alyeska Highway Intersection Improvements and Patterson Street Active Transportation Corridor.

As a member of the R&M planning team, the planner will apply policy and land use regulation knowledge on a project basis, working with planners, surveyors, engineers and landscape architects to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. This position also provides direct stakeholder and public involvement support through facilitation of advisory groups, workshops and open houses, agency coordination meetings, boards and commissions, and community council presentations.

The successful applicant will thrive in a multi-discipline firm environment that works with communities across Alaska to improve livability through thoughtful planning and project development.

The planner will be expected to actively participate and represent R&M in professional organizations and community activities. The planner will report to the Planning Department Manager on a day-to-day basis and based on team organization for specific projects.

On Any Given Day

On a typical day, the planner will:

  • Research, compile data and analyze information on various projects, including site plans, planning and zoning applications, parks and trails, transportation planning and design projects, and community and comprehensive plans.
  • Coordinate with agencies, clients, subconsultants and other staff to obtain project information.
  • Review, evaluate and summarize adopted plans and policies, including Context Sensitive Solutions for transportation projects.
  • Research and evaluate pertinent local, state and federal legislation, including Anchorage Municipal Code, Title 21 Land Use Regulations.
  • Write project notices, documents and reports.
  • Assist with grant writing research and coordination on critical infrastructure projects.
  • Prepare for and assist with public and agency meetings.
  • Prepare public involvement graphics and update project websites.
  • Provide project updates to community councils, elected officials, and other entities or individuals.
  • Collect, manage, analyze and respond to public comments on projects.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in urban, community, regional or transportation planning, or a closely-related discipline. One or more years of professional experience is desired. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign; website platforms; and Constant Contact is a plus. Must possess a basic understanding of GIS principles. All candidates should have good interpersonal abilities for working in a dynamic team environment and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Brief trips throughout Alaska and occasional evening work should be expected, for attending public meetings and hosting public workshops.

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Department
Planning
Location
Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau
Classification
Full-Time