Belt Collins Hawaii
96819, HI United States
Belt Collins Hawaii is a multidisciplinary consulting firm providing civil and environmental engineering, planning and landscape architectural services that has shaped outdoor environments in Hawai‘i and throughout the Pacific, in Europe and the Middle East since 1953.
We are looking for a Planner to join our team. The Planner works with both public and private sector clients in obtaining land use entitlements and permits required for development and also on physical planning projects. The Planner will also work in a team preparing documents including reports, applications, correspondence, permit forms, physical plans, and other environmental documents.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with specialization in city planning, architecture, engineering, economics, sociology, geography, public administration, or a related field.
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban/Regional Planning or related field preferred or at least three years of professional experience in city planning or related planning activities, of which a minimum of one year must be on projects which native Hawaiian culture was the foundation of planning and design.
- Knowledge of principles, practices, purposes, scope, and techniques of various phases of land use planning, and the preparation, maintenance, and operation of a comprehensive plan for the improvement and development of a diversified urban and suburban jurisdiction.
- Familiarity with GIS tools in support of technical analyses.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances relating to planning, zoning, land subdivision, redevelopment, and land use.
- Problem-solving, negotiation and organizational skills.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and schedules.
- Ability to respond quickly to rush projects, multiple deadlines, or emergencies.
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills required
- Positive service-oriented attitude toward the firm, our employees, and the clients.
- Prepare (research and write) and format technical and feasibility reports up to the final submittal stage and assist with compiling the draft and final reports; assist in directing and reviewing the preparation of reports and records by Planning Department staff.
- Coordinate with local planning and regulatory agencies to understand requirements, procedures, and timelines.
- Identify potential owner and community concerns related to the development plans.
- Prepare Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements based on HRS Chapter 343 (as amended) or NEPA.
- Assist in the preparation of physical plans.
- Apply professional competence with specialized knowledge of land use planning, community planning, and facility planning.
- Develop technical studies to address issues such as siting, space optimization, area development, alternative courses of action, and project requirements.
- Participate in conferences and meetings involving departmental programs and functions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.