Planner, The Chazen Companies

The Chazen Companies is a multi-disciplinary, employee-owned firm named by The Business Review and The Albany Times Union as one of the Best Places to Work. The firm has deep technical experience in engineering, surveying, environmental services, planning and landscape architecture throughout our offices in Poughkeepsie, Troy, Queensbury and White Plains, NY and Nashville, TN. Celebrating our 70th anniversary, we continue our focus on creating effective, long-term partnerships and delivering world class levels of performance for all our clients.

The Chazen Companies is actively seeking an experienced planner to join our team. This position will support our growing planning practice. Our work is diverse and includes community or area-specific, environmental, cultural, economic, and transportation planning. As a multidisciplinary firm, our planning team works in partnership with our different service lines and our clients include local municipalities, planning and advocacy organizations and private enterprise.

The preferred individual will have a strong academic planning foundation and the intuition to identify how best to apply their knowledge when working on projects. The candidate will bring the passion to explore new planning practices and opportunity to employ these in our work. Experience in supporting and leading public engagement exercises, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, a keen understanding of the planning and design process, and strong graphic arts skills are required. The ability to conduct and interpret planning related research and data is essential.

We are looking for a planner with excellent written and verbal skills, has a strong technical aptitude, is intuitive and wants to crush it! A working knowledge of SEQRA/NEPA and the local land use approval process is a benefit.

Requirements: Masters in planning or landscape architecture or a related field is required. Applicants with a bachelor's degree and exceptional work experience will be considered. Three to five (3-5) years' experience, excellent technical writing and computer skills are required. Proficiency in GIS, Google Sketch-Up (or comparable 3D software), communications graphics, and website related platforms is preferred. Salary is negotiable and the position will likely be based in our Queensbury, NY office.

The Chazen Companies offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits offerings including an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), as well as training, professional development, membership in professional associations and much more. All our offices provide employees with a relaxed, collegial and professional working atmosphere. The Chazen Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, contact:
Mary Jean Skelly-Miller
Human Resources
The Chazen Companies, 21 Fox Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Phone: (845) 486-1480  Mobile: (845) 235-4174