Planner, Planner/Urban Designer, Planning Project Assisant (various positions)

Firm: Rajeev Bhatia
Oakland (Downtown)

Payment: Paid
Start Date: Jun 1, 2020
Category: Land Use
Contact: Rajeev Bhatia
Posted: Mar 4, 2020

Dyett & Bhatia ( is a leading 20-person urban planning firm, with a focus on preparing long-range plans for cities, and an award-winning portfolio of work. We are located in the heart of vibrant downtown Oakland, directly adjacent to the 12th Street BART Station.

We are looking to fill several positions to be part of our team preparing cutting-edge plans for cities across California and beyond. Range of current assignments include general, community, and specific plans; downtown plans; corridor plans; station area plans; zoning; and policy studies. Ideal candidates will have requisite educational qualifications and at some prior planning experience, but strong candidates graduating in spring and available to start work late spring/early summer are welcome to apply as well.

The Planner will work on a range of assignments, performing research, community outreach, analysis, and plan writing, working with internal and external team members. Prior California planning experience is desirable. We are seeking candidates who are creative problem-solvers, and can work independently and in teams.

Candidates should have a graduate degree in planning or related field, and excellent writing, research, and organizational skills. Interested candidates should submit a resume and one or more writing samples. A design portfolio may also be submitted.

This position will perform tasks outlined for the Planner position above, with additional focus on urban design aspects of planning assignments. Work will involve creating computer models, drawings, and maps; writing reports and plans; and facilitating community workshops. The ideal candidate will blend strong urban design skills with writing and analytical ability. This is not a “production” position; candidate should be able to take initiative, think creatively, and manage discrete assignments.

Candidates should have a graduate degree in urban design, or in city planning combined with a degree or background in architecture or landscape architecture. Interested candidates should submit a resume, a design portfolio, and one or more writing samples.

This position carries primary responsibility of preparing high quality, polished documents (often several hundred pages long) using Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word, together with supporting planners on a variety of tasks such as preparing and managing project websites; preparing presentations, meeting notes, and short reports; organizing workshops and meetings; carrying out research assignments; and general project and office organization.

The ideal candidate will have an BA in planning, environmental studies or related field, bring strong expertise in InDesign and Microsoft Office, have excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills, a keen attention to detail, able to work efficiently and meet deadlines, and interest in urban planning.

Excellent salary and opportunities for growth and advancement. Comprehensive benefits, including health and disability insurance, retirement plan match, professional development, and profit sharing. Our office has secure bicycle parking and shower facilities, and variety of transit options at the doorstep.

Please email resume in PDF to, along with any work samples.

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