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Sr. Planner- Urban & Regional Development (Reston,VA)

Requisition ID:  220626

Job Summary


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleague's team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.


Sr. Planner would be responsible for both performing planning work and for managing a team of planners in producing studies, planning programs, and proposals. Would have experience in physical and policy planning, economic development, community design, transportation, and project implementation.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Economic and regional analysis, site and area reconnaissance.
  • Marketing, development, and real estate.
  • Public policy and institutional development and strategic planning.
  • Plans and directs assignments relating to research/analysis, site/regional reconnaissance, strategy, policy, and land use recommendations, stakeholder management, presentations and documentation, community design, transportation planning, planning studies, and proposals.
  • Supervises the planning activity on a project, or designated portions of a project.
  • Responsible for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating these assignments.
  • May exercise operational supervision over assigned project planners.
  • As directed, manages the complex organizational interactions that may evolve from the participation of several Bechtel industry groups (such as oil and gas, mining and minerals, or energy) on a project.
  • Establishes and maintains access to technical experts in the advanced technologies pertinent to the project, and sets up channels of communication to bring this expertise to bear effectively on the planning effort.
  • Familiar with associated disciplines (architecture, engineering, urban design, environmental science, and business planning) in order to manage others (both internal and consultants).


Job Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Urban/Regional Planning, or a closely related discipline and a minimum of 12 years of management experience in planning or a related field. In lieu of a degree must have 18 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following associated fields: engineering, architecture, economics, public policy.
  • Experience in both the public and private sector.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiar with emerging codes and standards (such as “SmartCode” and LEED standards)
  • Some knowledge of international planning models would be useful; Foreign language skills a plus.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.