Planner

BSC Group

Worcester, MA United States

BSC uses design, engineering, science, and technology to Build, Support, and Connect with our co-workers and communities. We recognize different passions and perspectives and strive to inspire and empower each other to create meaningful change. As a trusted advisor and neighbor, our team is personally invested in every action we take. We remain focused on diversity, sustainability, and social accountability in the services we provide to our clients.

Are you a problem solver? Do you like to connect with people and have meaningful conversations about the planning process? Are you passionate about helping communities look at challenges in the built environment and find creative yet realistic solutions? Are you searching for an opportunity that allows you to work collaboratively on projects that foster more livable, vibrant, and resilient communities?

Our planning practice is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Planner to support a wide array of projects, including land use/zoning, urban revitalization, community and master planning, climate change/resiliency, transportation, and permitting support. Work collaboratively with our multidisciplinary team of planners, designers, engineers, and scientists on the design, presentation, documentation, and production of various urban revitalization, planning, and zoning projects. This is a full-time position. BSC offers a flexible hybrid work option.  

A successful team member must:

  • Enjoy a challenge! Internal debates keep us learning and growing.
  • Be passionate about seeking, sharing, and applying new knowledge and skills to improve individual, team, and company performance.
  • Be committed to continuous upskilling and lifelong learning (seeking opportunities to work outside your comfort zone).
  • Maintain a high standard for being ethical, respectful, and fair with your BSC team, clients, and communities.
  • Have the courage and strength to show character. Bring your whole self to work!

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and analysis to guide design and planning strategies.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to generate graphics, maps, and text for planning and permitting documents.
  • Coordinate directly with staff, clients, and subconsultants.
  • Prepare presentation materials, attend client and community meetings, conduct public outreach, and facilitate community engagement.
  • Contribute, as needed, to project proposals and interviews.
  • Provide internal technical support to BSC’s multidisciplinary team of project managers, as needed.
  • Write a technical level for program updates, planning reports, PowerPoint presentations, online tools, and funding applications.

Qualifications:

  • Experience: 2-5 years minimum in the field of planning.
  • Excellent technical writing, organizational, analytical, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with staff from different disciplines and backgrounds.
  • Team player with an ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of organizations, processes, policies, and regulations associated with public sector planning and development.
  • A bachelor's degree in land use planning, community planning, urban planning, regional planning, geography, or a closely related field with minimum of two years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must have a valid Massachusetts driver's license.
  • A quick wit, attention to detail, and passion for enhancing the communities we work in.
  • A desire to grow in the profession, dedication to excellence, and commitment to
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required; Experience with Adobe, Bluebeam, and ArcGIS is preferred.

We understand each BSC team member is unique, as are definitions of work-life balance. Some of our team members are 100% remote and some enjoy an office environment. However, the majority of BSC’s workforce embraces a hybrid model, which allows people to work from home, job sites, and other remote locations, as well as any of our office locations when necessary. 

BSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to diverse representation on our teams, in our services, and all layers of leadership. We’re focused on identifying and dismantling barriers that lead to a more diverse workforce including working diligently to expose underrepresented groups to engineering, science, and design through STEM programs, education and outreach, and industry involvement. We continue to strive to maximize benefits to the communities we impact through diversity and inclusion in strategy and design.

Competitive salary and benefits, including a flexible work schedule, are offered.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter at the link below.

All responses and submissions are completely confidential.

No telephone calls, no recruiters, please.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
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Specialty
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range
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Contact Information

Sarah Dupont
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