Environmental Planner / Regional Planner

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Central Coast, California, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
About the Job

Dudek is seeking an environmental planner or regional planner to join our planning and urban design group, which works collaboratively with agencies, municipalities and NGOs across all disciplines to provide comprehensive land and natural resources planning (IRWMPs, GSPs, Watershed Plans, GPs, Climate Resilience, Hazard Mitigation and other related Plans) and urban design services to public and private-sector clients.

Our work is grounded in the understanding that our natural resources are foundational to the State's prosperity and identify. We also recognize that equitable access to resources are intrinsic to social and environmental justice and to a healthy population and economy. The effective stewardship and management of our shared resources undergirds the State's resilience to climate change threats, including drought, wildfire, sea-level rise, flooding and deteriorating water quality.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented environmental and regional planning professionals interested in joining our Planning and Urban Design Team. This position can expect to:
  • Perform current planning duties from the entitlement stage through project implementation for complex public and private projects
  • Prepare long-range planning documents, including IRWM Plans, sections of Groundwater Sustainability Plans, Drought Response Plans, Climate Resilience Plans. Wildfire Action Plans, Hazard Mitigation Plans and/ or Specific Plans, Master Plans, Community Plans, and General Plan Updates.
  • Research applicable State laws, funding opportunities, and local plans and ordinances
  • Collect and interpret scientific, socio-economic, and public outreach data
  • Coordinate and lead public outreach events, including presentation of concepts and materials
  • Work on grant applications and project scoping
  • Conduct spatial analysis and prepare maps and graphics using ArcGIS and the Adobe Suite
  • Enhance Dudek's professional reputation and demonstrate the ability to be creative and innovative with these tasks while representing Dudek in a professional manner
  • Work closely with other Dudek Project Managers to promote our business interests in adherence with the company's mission, vision, and values
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by your supervisor(s)

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in planning or similar from an accredited four-year college.
  • The successful candidate will possess relevant experience in natural resources planning, land use planning, awareness of CEQA and permitting, , public outreach through full-time positions, internships, or client-facing academic projects.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master's degree is strongly encouraged.
  • Enjoy working on a wide range of projects with a diverse group of specialists, staying current with relevant California planning and law, and possess a strong interest in conducting bilingual outreach.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and should not be afraid to ask questions.

About Dudek

At Dudek, our culture is the foundation of who we are and how we work.

We are employee-owned and client-focused.

Dudek is a leading planning, environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to over 600 professionals in California, Hawaii, and Oregon.

As an employee owned company, Dudek's culture rewards smart, productive team members with professional and financial benefits. Our office environments are designed to encourage collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity with the surrounding communities.

Please visit www.dudek.com to learn more!

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