Principal Planner

Job Locations US-FL-Fort Lauderdale
ID
2020-1500
Category
Planning
Type
Full-Time Regular - 40 hours
Posted Date
3 months ago(1/14/2020 10:12 AM)

Overview

KCI is looking for smart and talented individuals to join our growing team.  At KCI, we’re building an enduring company that provides unparalleled value to our employee-owners. We make our mark designing and delivering our world-class solutions, so we invest deeply in developing our team. We reward integrity and commitment, and when we do well, you do well. Our people have freedom to innovate, unlimited growth, a voice that matters, a lifestyle that works, and skin in the game. Because life’s more fun when you own it.

THE COMPANY

KCI Technologies, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned engineering, consulting and construction firm serving clients throughout the United States. KCI is recognized as an industry leader, employing cutting-edge technologies, management practices and strategic growth initiatives. Employee ownership fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, encourages technical expertise, and shapes strategic planning.

Duties, Responsibilities & Other

  • Performs and manages complex and sensitive professional planning projects, research and analysis
  • Works with planners, engineers, and landscape architects on various types of short- and long-range transportation plans, multi-modal studies including bicycle and pedestrian plans, subarea studies, and land use/transportation plans
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws
  • Advises various councils, boards, commissions and elected officials in planning-related issues
  • Prepares and presents detailed reports on development proposals to government bodies
  • Collects a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, and occupancy rates
  • Evaluates rezonings, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances and other proposals
  • Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans
  • Coordinates community review of public and private development projects
  • Provides information to the public regarding development regulations
  • Utilizes ArcGIS and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Creates technical documents
  • Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans
  • Presents at community meetings and conducts community engagement activities
  • Researches funding sources and writes grant proposals
  • Resolves citizen and client issues
  • Conducts field evaluations and assessments
  • Attends occasional evening and weekend meetings
  • Assigns work to professional staff and ensures appropriate training is provided
  • Supervises planners and planning interns.
  • Monitors and prepares reports on operations, project budgets and activities, recommending improvements and modifications
  • Handles sensitive personnel matters
  • Participates in proposal and task order preparation.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, community planning, transportation planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study.   Equivalent years of experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of 6 -10 years of experience.
  • AICP certification.
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required as a condition of employment and random drug test for contracts as required.

Performance Expectations

  • Complete Annual Individual Training Program
  • Mentor and train staff
  • Train adequate backup personnel to support your role in your absence
  • Comply with all KCI policies and procedures
  • Ensure projects fulfill ISO compliance requirements
  • Complete other duties as required/assigned
  • Achieve or exceed budgeted individual utilization target (85% typical)
  • Attend bi-weekly(or more frequently as necessary) meetings with project team on all projects/tasks
  • Attend meetings with public and private clients, public hearings, and seminars as required
  • Complete all tasks on time and within budget while fully meeting the scope
  • Consult and coordinate with other practices as required
  • Operate within specified (corporate or project) budget parameters
  • Coordinates with KCI related practices and subconsultants.
  • Read and interpret technical documents needed for performance of job
  • Performs and manages complex and sensitive professional planning projects, research and analysis
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws
  • Prepares and presents detailed reports on development proposals to government bodies
  • Evaluates rezonings, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances and other proposals
  • Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans
  • Utilizes ArcGIS and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Creates technical documents
  • Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans
  • Presents at community meetings and conducts community engagement activities
  • Attends occasional evening and weekend meetings
  • Assigns work to professional staff and ensures appropriate training is provided
  • Supervises planners and planning interns.
  • Monitors and prepares reports on operations, project budgets and activities, recommending improvements and modifications
  • Handles sensitive personnel matters
  • Participates in proposal and task order preparation.

 

 

KCI Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

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