Job Title: Land Use Planner

Job Location: San Diego, Orange, or Los Angeles

Employer Website:

Job Description:

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

Job Requirements:

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

Link or email to apply:

Apply by date: 04/12/2021