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Parsons Corporation Senior Planner - Rail Transit NY/NJ in New York, New York

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Ready to put your urban planning to work on marquee environmental projects that will change the fabric of our community? Would you enjoy being involved on a wide variety of analytical tasks on complex projects? Parsons is now hiring a Senior Planner for our rapidly expanding portfolio of environmental projects.

Parsons extensive experience in this field combined with your planning knowledge and engineering techniques will propel your career forward. We need our Senior Planners at this level to apply diverse and intensive proficiency in the use of technical theories, practices, and company policies. In this role you will independently develop plans for utilization of land and physical facilities of cities, counties, and metropolitan areas, applying intensive and diverse knowledge of planning principles and practices in broad areas of assignment. Plans, schedules, conducts, and/or coordinates detailed phases of planning work for a number of large and important projects.


Performs various assignments requiring conventional planning expertise, but typically include complexities such as conflicting planning requirements and/or difficult coordination requirements.

Gathers, compiles, and analyzes data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use.

Confers with local authorities, civic leaders, social scientists, and land planning and development specialists to devise and recommend arrangements of land and physical facilities for residential, commercial, transportation, industrial, and community uses.

Develops recommendations based on governmental measures affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to control and guide community development and renewal.

Prepares, coordinates, and facilitates public involvement and consensusbuilding meetings and workshops.

Reviews a nd evaluates environmental impact reports.

Coordinates Reuse and Redevelopment Master Plans.

Oversees work assignments of technicians and/or lower level Planners.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


Bachelor's degree in Urban/Environmental Planning or related field

5+ years of related work experience

Certified Planner Certification is preferred at this level

Thorough knowledge of urban/environmental planning practices and procedures

Proficiency in utilizing PC and various software packages typically used in urban/environmental planning assignments is required

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Thorough understanding of local statutes and environmental rules and regulations

This position pays a minimum annual salary of $67,400.00 and a maximum annual salary of $118,000.00.

Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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