Principal Planner / Urban Designer

Employer: Stantec
Job Title: Principal Planner/Urban Designer
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Lynnwood, WA; Portland, OR
Opening Date: 01/08/2019
Closing Date: 02/28/2019 

Your Opportunity
Everywhere we work - in cities, suburbs and rural areas alike - economic shifts and demographic trends are creating an urban renaissance. We hear from our clients they need a new approach to the challenges they face - one that's integrated - and our National Brownfield Team provides just that. Bringing together experts across a wide range of disciplines to collaborate in helping communities across the globe chart a path to increased livability, equity, and sustainability. Stantec's Washington and Oregon offices are seeking a proven motivated self-starter to help support Stantec’s well established National Brownfield Team, with a specific focus on managing and executing Area-Wide Planning studies and growing market share on Planning/Design Projects with our existing and target clientele. We’re actively looking for a Sr. Planner/Designer in the Northwest Region to help take our brownfield redevelopment program to the next level.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Be a Leader on Stantec’s National Brownfield Team, with a primary focus on clients and projects throughout our Northwest Region (Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho)
  • Manage current projects involving assessment, cleanup and redevelopment of multiple brownfields
  • Help manage a portfolio of existing brownfield grants and redevelopment projects, primarily throughout the western US
  • Prepare technical proposals and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads. Maintain client relationships that generate repeat business
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with Stantec employees, clients, and subcontractors
  • Prepare public involvement plans and lead innovative community outreach efforts. Translate complex environmental topics to planning and economic development professionals, developers and community stakeholders
  • Assist communities in completing brownfield inventories and prioritization of brownfields redevelopment projects
  • Oversee the preparation of Site-Specific Reuse and Area-Wide Planning studies; andProvide professional advice regarding issues associated with land reuse/redevelopment.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Ability to work with a diverse team of professionals in environmental sciences, engineering, architecture, planning, GIS, etc.
  • Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health & Safety protocols
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Local (Washington, Oregon) candidates preferred
  • Prior to employment with Stantec, you will be required to successfully pass a physical and drug/alcohol screening
  • Good driving record and valid driver’s license a must
  • Knowledge of Washington, Oregon and Federal regulations and policies regarding site assessment, remediation and redevelopment
  • Experience with developing small area plans
  • Knowledge of market research, policy development, Washington and Organ local land use planning, and/or urban design
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups including local government staff and elected officials, developers, property owners, advocacy groups, community leaders, and the general public
  • Commitment to planning for improved public health, racial equity, and environmental justice in communities in the Northwest
  • Experience implementing projects funded by state/federal grant programs
  • Experience managing complex multi-year projects
  • Experience working with communities of all sizes and scales, from rural counties to dense urban centers
  • Experience building coalitions and partnerships (public, private, and non-profit) to conduct engagement and implement plans.


Bachelor’s in planning, landscape architecture or related discipline.
Masters and AICP or PLA Designations preferred.
At least 10 years’ experience managing complex brownfield planning, site investigation/remediation and/or redevelopment projects under a variety of local, state, and federal regulatory structures.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

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