Urban Planner

Alliance Consulting Group is seeking the ideal candidate to join our team as an Urban Planner, ideally a person with between 0 and 4 years of planning experience.  If this experience exceeds 2 years, a license from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is a plus. This is a full-time opportunity that we have reserved for someone with the experience and skillset necessary to support master planning, often as part of facility, campus, or installation planning, and particularly in terms of graphic and mapping expertise. If you feel that you meet the qualifications and would like to work in an environment that allows you to showcase and refine your abilities, serving a variety of federal and non-federal contracts, then apply today with your resume and cover letter. This position is open to all United States Citizens.

About Alliance

Alliance offers customized analytical and quantitative approaches to reach the goals of our clients. We work across disciplines to delve into our assigned tasks, putting theories to the test, then sharing results and insights with our clients for comprehensive solutions. Our firm is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) committed to servicing our clients. From the battlefield to the boardroom, we deliver.  Your Mission is our priority and Our Focus.

We value our employees, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, training and development opportunities, and much more. Alliance employs a unique blend of core professionals, including engineers, licensed urban planners, cost estimators, analysts, and designers. We foster a collaborative environment that values intelligence, flexibility, and a strong work ethic. Our professionals are client-centric, with a focus on exceeding mission goals and objectives.

Job Description

  • Urban Planning/Master Planning
  • Space requirements development and analysis
  • Oversight of all aspects of document production coordination
  • Ensuring final deliverable surpasses clients’ expectations
  • Leading, managing and assisting with proposal preparation
  • Support project budgets
  • Consistently meet deadlines, solve clients’ problems
  • Managing projects from inception to completion
  • Provide status reports and operational briefs to clients and management

These projects encompass land and facility solutions including land-use, site development, encroachment action, and real property master plans.  They also include feasibility studies, lifecycle analyses, existing conditions, and space utilization analysis.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Planning or Landscape Architecture from an ABET-accredited university
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • GIS (ArcMap), Military Planning Criteria, CADD Software
  • Intermediate/Advanced experience with Microsoft Office
  • Intermediate/Advanced experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Holds or can obtain a security clearance
  • Ability to travel when necessary

Added Value and a Plus

  • Experience in providing Vision Plans, Site Development Plans, Installation Development Plans
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) a Plus
  • Familiarity with DD 1391s and core military Planning Criteria (UFCs, TMs, ARs)
  • More advanced rendering software (SketchUp, Lumion)
  • More advanced animation software (Adobe After Effects)
  • Registered with American Society of Landscape Architects (PLA)
  • Prior military services

Other Desirable Licenses/Certifications:

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) – optimally with specializations in either Building Design + Construction (BD + C), Operations + Maintenance (O+M), or Neighborhood Development (ND)
  • National Charrette Institute (NCI) Certificate: either System or Management and Facilitation
  • Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP)
  • Project Management Professional (PCP)
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)


  • Full-time Competitive Salary
  • 100% paid Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance for employee coverage
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • 20 Vacation Days plus 8 holidays
  • Generous Annual Bonus Plan
  • Professional Development Stipend for approved training, certifications etc.
  • Promotions/ Career Advancement
  • Premium office location in Old Town Alexandria with Complimentary Parking
  • Adjustable Standing Desks
  • Kitchen with Snacks and Coffee
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