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RRM’s mission is Creating Environments People Enjoy®.

RRM Design Group is seeking an RRMer to join us as a full-time Senior Planner on our Planning and Urban Design team. The Senior Planner will manage a wide range of development projects (including affordable housing, mixed-use housing, commercial, and hospitality projects) through the local agency discretionary review and entitlements process.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment working with multi-disciplinary teams, be focused on preparing quality work, and possess a strong ability to manage project teams and support business development. Desired traits include being proactive, energetic, demonstrating initiative, and eager to be part of a growing and successful team. The candidate will have significant experience working with local jurisdictions in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, have a strong understanding of local land use regulations and housing policies, and exhibit excellent strategic and critical thinking skills to navigate the local land use approval process for a variety of project types.

Enjoy tackling challenges, bring intellectual curiosity, and thrive in a fast-paced setting.
Possess a firm understanding of CA land use and zoning laws, state housing laws, CA environmental quality act, subdivision map act, and CA coastal act.
Possess a strong understanding of land use regulations, housing policies, and discretionary review procedures with various agencies within Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Strategically navigate the development review, environmental review (CEQA), and public hearing processes to successfully achieve project entitlements.
Collaborate with architects, engineers, landscape architects, and planners to produce high-quality projects.
Have a strong understanding of project management fundamentals exercises independence and judgment while receiving general supervision and support from senior management.
Help mentor and delegate to support staff.
Have excellent problem-solving and strategic decision-making skills, good verbal and written communication skills including public speaking experience, and strong interpersonal skills.

A minimum of seven (7) years of planning experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, real estate, geography, public administration, environmental science, or a related field.
Knowledge of California’s current planning and development law and CEQA.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage project schedules and budgets.
Professional certification/registration preferred (AICP, CNU-A, LEED AP, etc.

Master’s degree in related field
Experience in the private and public sectors (development review and/or long-range planning
Site planning and land planning skills.
We’re eager to learn more about your qualifications and interest in joining our team!

*Psst…at RRM, we recognize that factors such as imposter syndrome or the confidence gap may deter some applicants from applying. However, we encourage you to apply anyways, as we recognize these restraints do not reflect an applicant’s abilities, and we don’t want them to get in the way of us meeting potential RRMers!

Ensuring the health and happiness of our RRMers is paramount to how we run our business. RRM Design Group is a 100% employee-owned multidiscipline design firm with a full spectrum of services including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, civil and structural engineering, and surveying. Our offices are located along the California coast from Orange County to the Bay Area. Over one-third of our workforce has been with us for a decade or more and we work on engaging projects in several diverse markets throughout the state.

We value the diversity of intersecting identities, and strive to maintain an environment that is equitable, respectful, and inclusive. We expect our work environments to be places of diverse engagement and informed discourse. Ultimately, we acknowledge that our standards of excellence as a multidiscipline design firm are not separate from the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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