Job Title: Principal Planner
Company/Organization: Union Station Redevelopment Corporation
Contact Info/How to Apply: www.usrcdc.com/careers
Position Description: The USRC’s Principal Planner manages and guides the Corporation’s overall planning functions with respect to the historic structure of Union Station itself and the surrounding areas under the Corporation’s stewardship.
– Establish long-range objectives that address the transportation and commercial functions of Union Station and specify the strategies and actions to achieve those objectives.
– Design, promote and administer plans and policies, consistent with principles and practices associated with Transit Oriented Development, affecting land use in the vicinity of Union Station, community facilities, and transportation facilities and services.
– Hold public meetings and confer with government agency representatives, transportation service operators, real estate companies, the public, and special interest groups, such as historic preservation groups and Business Improvement Districts, to formulate and develop infrastructure, land use, and community plans.
– Supervise and coordinate the work of consultants’ urban and transportation planning technicians.
– Create and approve scopes of studies, research and statistical methods, and fieldwork activities to be undertaken in connection with planning projects.
– Make presentations on plans, proposals, and activities before civic groups and various public, private and nonprofit agencies and organizations.
– Coordinate work with economic consultants and architects during the formulation of plans and the design of large infrastructure projects.
– Advise corporation officials on project feasibility, cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance, and possible alternatives.
– Determine the effects of regulatory limitations on projects.
– Assess the feasibility of proposals and identify necessary changes.
– Discuss with planning officials the purpose of implementing transportation, historic preservation and conservation, commercial, industrial, and community use projects.
– Promote the principles and practices of Transit Oriented Development.
– Mediate disputes and assist in developing alternative plans and recommendations for programs or projects.
– Review and evaluate environmental impact reports pertaining to private and public planning projects and programs.
– Create, prepare, or requisition graphic and narrative reports on infrastructure condition and land use data, including land area maps overlaid with pertinent geographic variables.
– Keep informed about economic and legal issues involved in zoning codes, building codes, historic preservation regulations (Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966), and environmental regulations.
– Communicate with stakeholders outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources.
– Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
– Develop and administer contracts for consultants working on planning and design projects.
– Supervise consultants, interns and other staff as necessary to effectively manage planning projects.
– Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.
– Get members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
– Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.