DAHLIN is a diverse architecture and planning firm practice of 160+ multi-cultural professionals with offices in California and Washington. We offer more than 40 years of experience building communities where we live and work, driven by the vision of creating places that promote human fulfillment and well-being. This same Passion for Place® starts with our own working environment—a positive community where people thrive. Please visit our website (www.dahlingroup.com) to learn more.
We are currently seeking an experienced PLANNER in our IRVINE, CA office. This individual is responsible for directing, coordinating and administering several projects through all phases of development entitlement process including urban design, site planning and other planning studies. They will work directly with the client and/or jurisdictions, consultants, and other team members to deliver complete, coordinated, and consistent documents on time and within budget. They will also guide and direct other planning staff.
Function as the main point of contact with the client and city agencies.
Conduct complex planning and land use studies and performs other land use/environmental tasks.
Prepare and assist in creation of policy documents such as Specific Plans, Development Plans, Design Guidelines, etc.
Conduct or assist with community outreach meetings and establish regular client meetings
Review projects for conformance with applicable zoning codes.
Oversee production of planning documents and graphic packages for entire project(s).
Review documents, exhibits, and other deliverables for completeness, accuracy, and coordination.
Provide oversight and monitor the work of less experienced technical staff, ensuring staff is effectively and efficiently utilizing time.
Direct, lead, and mentor staff to ensure professional development.
Participate in writing proposals; manage the contract and understand client/contract requirements, including deliverables.
Create and monitor project schedules; review project billings and update projections regularly.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Excellent communication, organizational, and collaborative skills
Self-confident; tenacious while maintaining positive working relationships with clients, outside consultants, and technical staff
Able to effectively and positively provide direction and lead architectural / planning staff
Strong skills and talent in Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp modeling, Adobe Photoshop, and preparation of presentation materials
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, & CERTIFICATION:
Graduate of a NAAB accredited 4 or 5 year planning/architecture school
8+ years' experience in Architectural Planning and/or Urban Design preferred
AICP certification preferred
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without visa sponsorship
We offer a competitive compensation package based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage. We also offer the opportunity to participate in pre-tax Flexible Spending plan, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and 401k.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at www.dahlingroup.com/careers. Including a link to an online portfolio is a huge plus! Real people review every application, so we regret that due to the large volume of inquiries, we are unable to accept phone calls regarding the status of applications. We'll be sure to contact you if we need more information. Apply now!
DAHLIN is committed to welcoming and supporting a diverse community of professionals. As such, women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.
In response to COVID-19, DAHLIN follows all COVID-19 mandates, including health screenings, vaccinations, and masking indoors as required.
Candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer. Sponsorship for an employment visa, now or in the future, is not available for this position.
We do not accept resumes from recruiters, placement agencies, or other staffing vendors who have not signed an agreement with us. Unsolicited resumes will be ineligible for referral fees.
DAHLIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.
D A H L I N: PASSION FOR PLACE.
DAHLIN is a diverse architecture and planning practice of 160 multi-cultural professionals working with developers, municipalities and private clients. We successfully support client relationships by matching our expertise with their expectations and goals – listening and effectively collaborating to craft sustainable communities and urban environments. Our design solutions are innovative, real and achievable. Our people are passionate about creating places that promote human fulfillment and well-being.
P L A C E M A K I N G:
We are driven by the vision of enhancing environments where people live and interact so that they feel the meaning of "place". Designing with relevant vernacular and in context, we partner with our clients to create healthy communities that celebrate diverse lifestyles and the natural environment.
L E G A C Y O F D E S I G N:
Our design solutions are innovative, real and proven by a history of built projects that enrich peoples’ lives and are financially successful. We bring a collaborative approach to sustainable design that is creative, persistent and responsive to the changing nature of community.
C O M M I ...T M E N T:
We embrace change and opportunity with enthusiasm to increase value for our employee-owned firm. Transparency and continuous improvement are integral to our financial goals – allowing us to provide the platform for thought leadership, education and giving back in our communities.
C U L T U R E:
Our diverse, multi-cultural, smart, talented people are rewarded for motivation, initiative, collaboration and achievement. We insist on a positive, engaging workplace where compassionate interaction, meaningful debate, and sharing of knowledge and new ideas are expected.