Planner II

Portland, Oregon

We appreciate your interest in Mackenzie! We anticipate increased workload demands and have an opening for a Planner with at least 6 years of experience working in development permitting and land use planning in our Portland office. Projects in our portfolio currently range from site feasibility/due diligence, land use and building permit entitlements to support institutional, commercial/retail, mixed use and industrial development; master planning and subarea planning; long range planning and policy planning (including support of regional economic development and business recruitment and retention); and development of award winning zoning code and land use policies.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 6 years experience in development planning in Oregon with a strong understanding and experience in the following areas:

  • Zoning code interpretation and evaluation, building permitting processes, environmental and natural resources reviews needed and approval criteria for projects, transportation approval requirements for Building and Land development applications
  • Developing Narratives and application materials to support development planning and building approval processes and requirements
  • Demonstrated career progress in advancing knowledge of planning, permitting and project management responsibilities

A candidate must also demonstrate strong communication/writing skills, be team oriented, and have the ability to communicate effectively and work well collaboratively in an open, multi-disciplined, studio type environment.

Candidate should have experience in managing projects and effectively working to maintain relationships with clients and regulators; be fluent working with the Adobe suite (Illustrator/InDesign/Photoshop) and ArcMap; and have experience working directly with a design team to develop creative and innovative development solutions. A degree in Planning, Geography, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or related field is required for this position.