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Senior Planner - Federal Planning (Remote/Hybrid) at Atkins North America, Inc. in Exton, Pennsylvania

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

Why join us?

We are growing!  Are you looking for an interesting job where you get to travel, lead projects, expect growth, and work with a flexible team? We're looking for a Senior Federal Planner to join our expanding team as we continue to win work throughout the United States and the world!

This position can be based out of any location in the United States.

About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

Under general direction, provides technical expertise to diverse planning projects throughout the assigned area of responsibility and/or companywide. May function as lead planner or technical consultant. Work will involve master planning for military, federal, and state organizations in the United States and for its worldwide partners. Tasks will primarily include work related to master planning, programming, planning charrettes, real property management, facility utilization, and land planning with occasional utility assessment, transportation, and environmental projects.

The person in this position will have the latitude and ability to help shape our future direction, implement ideas, and grow the business.  The person in this position assumes a management and/or senior technical role on military planning and programming, and related projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Leads a team of interdisciplinary staff (e.g., engineers, architects, cost estimators, GIS professionals) on many of the projects

  • Assists in the development of Task Order Response Notifications, Request for Qualifications, and/or other similar type Request for Proposal responses.

  • Defines scope of project, with full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating planning projects.

  • Coordinates preparation of technical reports and project submissions.

  • Participates in negotiations with clients. Monitors work progress and conformance to technical standards and regulations.

  • Manages planning projects for budget compliance, deadlines, and quality control. Prepares plans and/or leads a team in preparation of plans and DD 1391s. Leads planning charrettes when needed.

  • Routinely manages projects. Performs other duties important for the planning program including periodic Business Development  

  • Work involves planning and developing plans for complex and challenging situations.

  • Travel expectations for this position average about one week of travel per month (12 weeks/year).

What will you contribute?

We expect you to contribute to the growth, leadership, and professionalism of the federal planning team and the company. We hope you will provide guidance and mentorship to more junior staff. We want to hear about new ideas, better processes, critical thinking and ways the team can improve.

Education, Experience, and Certifications/Licenses

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Planning, or a related field. Master's or graduate level, technical coursework is preferred; this may be achieved by Planners with at least ten years’ experience since a Bachelor's degree or at least nine years since a Master's.

  • The ideal candidate has 12-20 years of relevant experience. Experience working with the US military departments or being a former military service member is strongly desired.

  • Extensive military master planning, programming, and/or construction experience is strongly desired.

  • Experience managing interdisciplinary teams for DoD projects is preferred.

  • AICP certification is strongly preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or a willingness to obtain PMP is desirable.

What we offer at Atkins:

At Atkins, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes

  • Competitive salary

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Group Insurance

  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please review Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

Atkins cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy.  Please consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data.

By submitting your personal information to Atkins, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice. 

Salary Range: $93K-$155K

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, SNC-Lavalin family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

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