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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2201858

Urban Planner, Brownfields Redevelopment

Urban Planner, Brownfields Redevelopment

Are you an urban land planner looking for an exciting new opportunity? Do you enjoy working with local communities and non-profits to revitalize their neighborhoods and improve their overall economic development? Do you want to do meaningful and impactful work helping to rejuvenate previously contaminated sites? Then this might be the right opportunity for you!

ICF is currently seeking an Urban Planner to work within our Survey, Policy, Health, Environment, Regulation, and Economics (SPHERE) team. If successful, you will support the EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) in their efforts to help communities, states, tribes, and other stakeholders to assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse contaminated properties. This is a great position for a junior-level professional who will join our team in Cambridge, MA or Fairfax, VA.

For more information about our work, please visit:  

What you’ll do:

  • Apply academic and past work experience/knowledge to a wide range of technical assistance projects.

  • Support the development of site reuse strategies, conceptual reuse alternatives, and site plans covering a broad range of reuse scenarios including mixed use, housing, open space, renewable energy, and infill development.

  • Perform research, data collection, and quantitative data analysis in support of a broad range of site redevelopment projects, including compiling, organizing, and synthesizing data and information; and preparing graphs, charts, tables, and figures displaying results. 

  • Support the development of a wide range of client work products, including reports, conceptual designs, action plans, presentations, and fact sheets. 

  • Support a wide range of stakeholder outreach and engagement activities including in-person and virtual community engagement (e.g., charettes, workshops, meetings, etc.) and the development of associated outreach and communication materials.

  • Interact directly with federal, state, and local clients, creating and maintaining successful and professional work relationships.

Minimum requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, or environmental planning. Master's degree preferred.

  • A minimum of 2+ years of experience supporting technically oriented projects in community revitalization and economic development areas, with priority on brownfields site redevelopment or other related infill development.

  • Proficient in conducting quantitative analyses using Microsoft Access and Excel, and spatial analysis using GIS.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Knowledge of current planning and policy trends related to land use planning and economic development is desirable.

Professional skills and experience were looking for: 

  • Team oriented individual with a “can-do” spirit who is adaptable to learning new topics and capable of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.

  • Willingness to travel, as needed.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Cambridge, MA (MA11)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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