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Senior Planner

Job Description

RRM Design Group is currently seeking a full-time Senior Planner with a passion for housing as a tool to advance equity and create great places; interest in affordable housing development; and knowledge of a range of federal and state housing programs. This individual will work to expand housing choice and opportunity throughout California through inclusionary development policy and other zoning initiatives. The successful candidate will help prepare and manage a wide range of key planning documents, including General and Community Plans, housing studies (including the preparation of Housing Elements), ordinances, and environmental documents. They will thrive in a collaborative environment, have a passion for preparing quality work, and a desire to manage projects and support business development.


The Senior Planner will collaborate with RRM architects, engineers, landscape architects and planners to produce high quality projects. They will possess a strong understanding of project management fundamentals, exercise independence and judgement while receiving general supervision and support from senior management. They will help mentor and delegate to support staff. Candidate must have excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills; good verbal and written communication skills; and strong interpersonal skills.  The ideal candidate will enjoy tackling challenges, bring an intellectual curiosity, and thrive in a fast-paced setting. Post COVID implications, travel for business may be required for project work and interoffice coordination. 


Job Information

Job Title:
Senior Planner
Required Skills/Experience/Education:
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of planning experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience in the private and public sectors (development review and/or long-range planning) is preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, geography, public administration, environmental science or a related field.
  • Knowledge of California current planning and development law and CEQA
  • Site planning and land planning skills are desired but not required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage project schedules and budgets
  • Professional certification/registration preferred (AICP, CNU-A, LEED AP, etc.)
Position Start Date:
March 3, 2021
Position Type:
Job Application Due Date:
April 30, 2021
Date Added to Website: March 3, 2021

Contact Information

Organization Name:
RRM Design Group
3765 S. Higuera St.
Ste. 102
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States
Job Category:
Environmental, Land Use, Parks Planning, Transportation, Urban Design
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