Irvine, California

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Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

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Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

The Advance Planning Group (APG) within Jacobs is a premier provider of facility planning/programming and consulting services to a variety of government, institutional, military, and corporate clients. These services include feasibility studies, project development studies, design guidelines, facility master plans, workplace strategies, visioning sessions, portfolio strategies, and real estate advisory services meant to enhance our clients’ business efficiencies. APG includes professionals within three specific core service lines - Facility Strategies, Urban Design and Planning, and Visual Media. The APG team includes facility programmers, architects, interior designers, engineers, business analysts, workplace strategists, planners, landscape architects, graphic designers, and other related disciplines.

The primary duties of the Senior Planner/Senior Project Manager are to lead project planning efforts and manage planning teams to deliver a wide range of federal planning projects, including Department of Defense (Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps), US Intelligence Community and a range of federal civilian agencies.  Projects can range from medium- to larger-size master planning, facility planning and asset management projects.  Responsibilities will include planning, preparing, and developing planning recommendations, DD Forms 1391 and background documentation, project validation, and mapping and corresponding documentation in compliance with all applicable Federal and DoD policies and criteria.  Projects could include, but not be limited to Project Development, Project Readiness Index (PRI) PRI#1 and PRI#2, Planning Charrette Report (PCR), Requirements Analysis and Planning Charrette packages.  Planning projects may also include Vision Plans, Area Development Plans and Installation Development Plans that require knowledge and application of applicable Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) for planning, including Form-Based Codes, New Urbanism, LEED, Smart City planning, and other sustainable/resilience planning strategies.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of federal, urban, regional and/or facilities planning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of principles, methodology, practices of research, data collection, and interviews.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and application of planning disciplines such as urban design, environmental planning, military planning, economic development, or land use.
  • Solid understanding of integration of geospatial technology to the overall planning process, including use, principles, and federal data standards is expected.  Working knowledge and application experience using and applying GIS preferred.
  • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops and team charrette experience.
  • Proven ability to develop scope parameters, prepare fee proposals and define external and internal project schedules, graphic components, mapping/planning graphic elements, and writing assignments based on a defined Scope of Work.
  • Proven ability to manage the financial performance of large complex planning assignments, including tracking and maintaining overall project financial metrics and performance, schedules, subconsultants, revenue projections, client invoicing, overall budgets, and monthly financial updates and reporting effectively and efficiently using Jacobs project management systems.
  • Proven ability to develop, interface, and manage client relationships.  
  • Manage design and/or mentor the design of overall planning documents page layouts, various charts/figures, brochures, posters, slide shows, and provision of deliverables in a variety of media formats. Graphic design skills are preferred.
  • Advanced English language skills, both written and verbal, to include technical writing/editing experience and a demonstrated ability to write, edit, and deliver planning content.
  • Proven ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical material, financial reports, and legal documents.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Typical salary range for this position is $76,500 to $133,9,000, and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.  


Here’s What You’ll Need:
  • Bachelor's and/or Master’s Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Planning, Landscape Architecture, or a related field 
  • At least 5 years of professional planning experience. Candidates possessing a Master's degree in planning or a related field, professional training certifications may substitute this for professional planning experience.
  • Previous proven and successful experience working as Senior Planner/Senior Project Manager managing multiple planning teams and projects
  • Demonstrated experience in land use planning, site planning and site design
  • Proven ability to cultivate positive work relationships.
  • Military planning experience 
  • Skilled using geospatial applications, including knowledge of the federal geospatial structure using ArcGIS software to support the spatial data component of comprehensive planning, including compilation and consolidation of spatial data to create maps to support planning decisions.
  • Skilled in the following software: Autodesk AutoCAD, SketchUp 3D Modeling, Microsoft Office Applications, including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite applications including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator 
  • United States Citizenship

Ideally You’ll Also Have:

  • Accreditation and/or license in professional field.  American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) 
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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Irvine, California

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