Tetra Tech Land Use Planner in Denver, Colorado

Title: Land Use Planner

Location: United States-CO-US-Denver

Job Number: 20700000001

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

Tetra Tech is looking for a Land Use Planner who is well-versed in strategic and current planning issues in Colorado, including those faced by municipal, commercial and industrial clients.

Candidate must possess team-focused work ethic, ability to prioritize multiple tasks; demonstrate an attention to detail while keeping the strategic vision in the forefront; strong desire for continuous improvement and client satisfaction.

Successful Candidate must possess the desire and ability to form strong working relationships with various Federal, State, County and local governing agencies

Position responsibilities:

  • Prepare and process land use applications for various clients including those in the municipal, commercial and industrial sectors

  • Research, analyze, interpret and communicate findings regarding land use Codes, policies and regulations; review pending Code or legislative actions and communicate applicability to clients and to Tetra Tech

  • Identify and present strategic options available to clients for land use permitting

  • Prepare presentations regarding the land use application for public presentations to boards and commissions, prepare for land use hearings with clients

  • Interface with the public including property owners that may be opposed to proposed development

  • Develop schedules/timelines, estimate budgets, and work with an interdisciplinary team of planners, engineers and CAD staff to ensure projects are completed on-schedule and on-budget

  • Research domestic and international Codes, laws, regulations and procedures

  • Produce suggested Code/regulation language changes or original content

  • Support the development and delivery of training programs; ability to communicate a clear message

  • Prepare informational presentations to convey new concepts to a diverse audience

  • Desire to market services and participate in business development activities

  • Understanding of urban design principles

  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • 4-8 years’ experience required -- working as a land use planning consultant, and/or in a similar role working at a government agency or in the private sector

  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning, Land Use Planning or Urban Planning; Master’s degree preferred; other similar degree may be considered (Urban Design, Architecture, etc.)

  • Use of Microsoft Office products

  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and on teams, ask questions and receive feedback

  • Possess strong and positive communication skills (written, verbal and communication), strong work ethic, desire to grow professionally

  • AICP Certification preferable, the ability to obtain certification within 1 year of hire is required

  • GIS experience preferred

  • Project Management certifications or trainings a plus

  • InDesign or other graphics program skills a plus

  • Ability to travel internationally

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

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