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Senior Federal Planner I

  • Job reference: NA-001588
  • Sector: Planning, Urban Development
  • Location: Denver
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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.
Public and private clients face myriad challenges – aging infrastructure, smart growth, lack of funding and limited staff. As a leader in sustainable design and construction, we take an integrated, innovative approach to help tackle those challenges.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

If you've set your heart on working for a company who values passion, doing the right thing, putting clients first and working collaboratively to provide excellence in all they do, then you've come to the right place.

The Atkins Planning Group is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our Denver, CO office as a Senior Federal Planner.


Under general direction, provides technical expertise to diverse planning projects throughout the assigned area of responsibility and/or company-wide. May function as lead planner or technical consultant. Work may involve land utilization, urban planning, transportation or environmental projects.

  • Defines scope of project, with full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating planning projects.
  • Coordinates preparation of technical reports and project submissions.
  • Participates in negotiations with clients.
  • Monitors work progress and conformance to technical standards and regulations.
  • Manages planning projects for budget compliance, deadlines and quality control.
  • Prepares planning and site design concepts for special clients, governmental agency or commission hearings.
  • Routinely manages projects.
  • Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Planning or related field. Master's or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Planners with ten years’ experience since Bachelor's or nine years since Master's. Typical incumbent has 12-15 years’ experience. Some public agency experience desirable.
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees. May be eligible for project management training.
  • AICP Certification desired.
  • Ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to evaluate alternatives and select solutions, manage multiple concurrent projects, and supervise and motivate professional staff.
  • Federal planning experience Preferred 

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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