Associate Planner

RICK Engineering Company
San Diego, CA
Added: March 7, 2024
RICK is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary planning, design, and engineering firm with a 66-year history of enriching communities throughout San Diego and the western United States. With more than 450 employees, RICK offers a full range of services from initial planning through concept development, final designs and plans, and implementation. We pride ourselves on growing with the times, staying true to our fundamentals, and evolving with technology paradigm shifts and sustainable design. RICK fosters a close-knit, people-focused culture that yields an 85% employee retention rate.

WE CREATE vibrant, authentic and complete communities. New development, from large-scale greenfield master planned developments to small-scale or infill projects, must fit within the context of the surroundings. All land uses, urban design, and mobility networks must be designed around interconnected development patterns and integrated with recreational and entertainment opportunities. These features provide a balanced variety of living styles and options and create complete neighborhoods and authentic social experiences. RICK designs concepts and prepares plans that create vibrant communities offering authentic and culturally rich places to live.

RICK Planning + Design Division services include:

  • General/Community Plans
  • Specific Plans
  • Master/Downtown/TOD Plans
  • Economic Analysis
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning & Land Use Analysis
  • Design Guidelines
  • Conceptual Design
  • Site Planning
  • Concept Planning & Yield Analysis
  • Streetscape Design
  • Visual Simulations/Renderings
  • Community Engagement
  • Development Feasibility Analysis
  • Entitlement Processing
  • Project Management


Candidate will have a Masters Degree in Planning or related field plus a minimum of four years’ experience or a Bachelors Degree and equivalent work experience of six years. Work experience must include playing a strong role in the preparation and processing of wide range of planning documents including General Plans, Specific Plans, Community/Corridor Master Plans, Development Applications, Zoning and other project management, and development applications. Candidate must also possess experience in the management of projects, key participation in public engagement activities, participation in business development such as preparation of proposals, and participation in professional organizations.

Position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organization, and management abilities. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suites and ArcGIS is strongly preferred. Experience in the land development process for both the private and public sector is preferred. Position requires ability to effectively coordinate and present at public meetings; an understanding of production processes; and knowledge of local codes, policies, and City/County guidelines.

A good driving record is a must.

What We Offer

  • Generous Benefits Package
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Profit Sharing, 401K, and Life and Disability Insurance and Personal Leave
  • Company Events
  • Holiday Parties, Team Building Activities and Events and Alternative Work Schedule

RICK Engineering Company (RICK) is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

RICK employees are protected by laws designed to protect employees from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit-based factor. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs. RICK employees are also protected against retaliation if they engage in a protected activity, whistleblowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law.