Land Use Planner - 47966
Los Angeles, CA

Land Use Planner - 47966

Be involved with envisioning the future urban landscape and help shape the built environment and enhance the quality of life in communities with our planning team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities, expand skylines, and improve mobility for residents. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach - and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently searching for a Land Use Planner for our San Diego, Orange, or Los Angeles offices. The position will primarily focus on urban planning and land use projects. You will help us tackle challenging and dynamic projects across the spectrum of the planning field from affordable housing policy to general plan updates. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer, have great research skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the preparation of comprehensive plans, community plans, downtown, corridor, and urban design studies, and land use code/zoning updates
  • Provide technical direction for studies and plans
  • Participate and attend client meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to keeping up-to-date in knowledge of current trends and planning practices
  • Produce high quality business support and professional deliverables on projects and proposals
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, public policy, or related field
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Foundational understanding of planning principles, public engagement methods, and public speaking skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources, and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related polices and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety, and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, public policy, or related field
  • Ability to speak Spanish fluently
  • Proficiency in a range of technical analysis and design software, including but not limited to ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and 3D visualization software/SketchUp
  • Demonstrated understanding of equity theory and experience working in underserved communities
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.