Assistant Planner

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/22/2024 2:14 PM)
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# of Openings
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US-CA-San Diego
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


  • Review of applications and submitted plans for various building permits, which may include: swimming pools, room additions, walls and fences, demolished properties, new developments, and/or other related structures.
  • Review and support of environmental, general, community, and urban plans;
  • Review of grading and improvement plans or other land use development projects
  • Review and write environmental documents;
  • Prepare and coordinate processing of local, state, and federal permits;
  • Review and analyze technical drawings, specifications, and reports;
  • Research, review, and prepare ordinances and policies;
  • Implementation of historic resource regulations;
  • Perform Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping; provide support for complex projects; perform site inspections; review and enforce plans and specifications; perform quality control, coordinate various departments and agencies; monitor mitigation requirements for environmentally sensitive projects; perform proper documentation and reporting; and other duties as assigned


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education and one year of full-time professional-level planning experience in at least ONE of the following areas:

  • Environmental review or analysis
  • Landscape planning or landscape architecture
  • Environmental, general, and community planning
  • Zoning administration and enforcement
  • Architecture and urban design
  • Site planning
  • Discretionary permit review and processing

EXPERIENCE: The successful applicant will demonstrate familiarity with the following:

  • Municipal planning principals;
  • CEQA principals;
  • Site planning and architectural design principles;
  • Principles and practices of urban planning and development;
  • Planning terminology, methods, materials, practices, and techniques


The pay range for this California position is $33.65- $33.46 per hour; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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