Senior Planner – Research Triangle Park, NC

Name of Employer: Research Triangle Foundation of NC

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Job title: Senior Planner

Job Location (City & State): Research Triangle Park, NC

Job Details / Description

$52,000 – $65,000 Depending on experience

The Research Triangle Foundation (RTF) of North Carolina, the owner and developer of The Research Triangle Park, seeks a full time Senior Planner. The Senior Planner position assists with short- and long-range planning and development activities for The Research Triangle Park, including the implementation of the RTP Master Plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support for efforts relating to the implementation of the RTP Master Plan, including the design and development of Park Center;
  • In coordination with the Vice President of Planning, Physical and Real Estate Development, manage various design, construction and maintenance projects in RTP relating to recreation amenities, signage, landscaping, utilities, and other infrastructure;
  • In coordination with the Vice President of Planning, Physical and Real Estate Development, engage in short- and long-range planning initiatives for RTP;
  • In conjunction with Programs staff, plan and conduct initiatives related to transportation and recreation in RTP;
  • Represent RTP at meetings for regional planning, transportation, and economic development initiatives. This may involve evening meetings;
  • Assist in annual budget planning for the Durham-Wake Counties Research and Production Service District;
  • Assist in coordinating project submittal and review for the RTP Board of Design;
  • Provide staff support for the RTP Owners & Tenants Association
  • Prepare and update maps pertaining to RTP and the Research Triangle region;
  • In conjunction with the Business Development Department, prepare and update presentations, site sheets and other materials that provide key information used to promote RTP;
  • Assist Business Development staff with land sale and leasing activity including responses to prospect RFI’s, coordination of surveys and other site studies;
  • Conduct research and maintain datasets relating to companies, sites, and investments in the Park, including spatial data;
  • Be familiar with the zoning regulations for RTP in Durham and Wake Counties and monitor proposed changes in regulations which might impact RTP;
  • Help develop other collateral, reports, correspondence, and written materials for project needs;
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Organizational Relationships

Reports directly to the Vice President of Planning, Physical and Real Estate Development.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters in City and Regional Planning
  • Knowledge of basic land use and transportation planning concepts
  • Knowledge of GIS and spatial analysis concepts
  • Strong writing and verbal skills
  • Web and social media skills
  • Database and data management skills
  • Detail- and results-oriented
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a committed team
  • Strong proficiency in core Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Strong proficiency in ArcGIS
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite

Physical Demands

  • Ability to communicate orally with customers, vendors, management and other co-workers; regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential
  • Sitting for extended periods is common; hearing, vision and speaking within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents
  • Standing and walking for reasonable periods of time, and over uneven terrain, may be necessary when gathering data in the field
  • Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment, such as computer terminals, calculator, copiers and fax machines

How to Apply

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Posted on

January 12, 2017

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