Senior Planner

Full-Time in Memphis, US - Mid Level - Planning

A2H, an award-winning Engineering/Architecture/Planning firm strives to “Create an Enhanced Quality of Life for our Clients and Community” by providing design and consulting services for the built environment. For over 37 years, A2H has provided solutions to regional and national clients in Aviation, Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Government, Industrial, Transportation, Land Planning, and Utilities. With over 90 professionals including licensed engineers, architects, planners, landscape architects and surveyors, our strength is our people and our values. The firm is based in Lakeland, Tennessee, with offices in Jackson, Savannah, Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee, and Oxford Mississippi. A2H is currently seeking a Senior Planner in our Lakeland, TN office with strong interest and experience in being responsible for managing complex planning projects and rewrites of land development codes, coordinating inter-disciplinary project teams, technical development, and client management and relations. Potential projects may include county/local level comprehensive plans, neighborhood plans, downtown and community revitalization plans, corridor plans, park plans, and strategic plans.
The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Preparing expert opinions regarding development proposals, plan amendments, rezoning, and annexations on behalf of public or private clients
  • Preparing and making public and client presentations and facilitating public meetings and workshops
  • Conducting research and preparing reports on land use, physical, social & economic issues
  • Conducting review of development plans to determine conformity with client's local regulations
  • Performing field inspections to gather data relevant to the project
  • Writing proposals, developing budgets and schedules
  • Engaging in client interactions and business development
  • Aid in construction administration for projects including field observations
  • Prepare and ensure accuracy of technical documents through Quality Assurance reviews at different phases of project
  • Managing project timelines and schedules


The successful candidate shall possess the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in urban planning or related field, or a strong combination of city planning, physical design and public policy undergraduate and graduate level education.
  • At least five to 8 years (5-8) of comprehensive planning at a consulting firm or public entity (consulting experience is preferred)
  • Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of city and rural planning and zoning, and of Tennessee planning and land use laws
  • Well-developed knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as land use, downtown revitalization, economic development, or urban design.
  • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection
  • AICP Certification is required. Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Landscape Architecture Licensure is preferred
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Google Sketch Up, Civil 3D and/or AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office


  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Flextime Scheduling
  • Hybrid Work Schedule
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Family oriented atmosphere