Planner Mid Level

Matrix Design Group, Inc.
Crofton, MD
Added: May 10, 2024
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About Matrix: Matrix Design Group, Inc., an employee-owned planning, engineering and environmental consulting firm is actively seeking an experienced Planner in our Colorado Springs, Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, Washington D.C., or Guam office. As an employee-owned company we are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, respect and excellence.

Our strengths of service, innovation, and skill are a result of that belief. We have a friendly, collegial, cooperative atmosphere and offer a full range of benefits including medical , dental, vision, disability and life insurance; holiday, vacation and sick leave; training and education ; 401(k) and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Matrix employees are encouraged to participate in employee wellness programs , social committees and community outreach programs . We strive to employ highly motivated people with excellent communication and applied problem-solving skills who desire to advance their talents and skills.

Salary Range: $60,000.00 to $80,000.00 Annually. Salary will be dependent upon experience.

Locations: Colorado Springs, CO, Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ, San Antonio, TX, Washington DC and Guam.



Responsible for serving as a technical specialist to develop, plan and manage program services for various range of planning projects. Matrix is involved in a range of community planning projects including, compatibility, land use, multi-modal transportation, urban design, land development, zoning, sustainability, open space, parks and recreation, housing, redevelopment, military compatibility planning, strategic planning, and public engagement.

Essential Functions

  • Organized, prompt and thorough approach to all responsibilities
  • Project management assistance for small to mid-size projects to include budgeting, scheduling, prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and deadlines
  • Prepare and present proposals to potential clients or assist with their development
  • Work in a collaborative, team environment toward successful project products and outcomes.
  • Execute planning activities for a diverse clientele including: Local, State, Military, Federal, Private sector/developers
  • Meet with clients and their representatives as an individual or part of a team to explain details, resolve issues, answer questions and maintain good relations


  • Superior technical planning writing skills
  • Knowledge of community planning concepts, theories and practices
  • Research and analyze a variety of statistical and demographic data from federal, state, local, and other sources
  • Prepare technical written summaries, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and maps on a range of community planning topics
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well-defined planning problems
  • Capacity to integrate multidisciplinary project approach with planners, engineers, architects, and environmental scientists
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines
  • Ability to travel is required

Education And Experience

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited program in Urban or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture or Civil Engineering
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience in in the field of Community Planning, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Community Development or Military Planning
  • Familiar with military compatibility planning, redevelopment planning, land use planning, community facilitation, military facilities planning and military programming
  • Experience using GIS application to analyze and communicate land use trends and issues a plus
  • Familiarity with Sketch Up or similar program, AutoCAD, or InDesign a plus
  • Business development and marketing a plus
  • Valid driver's license, in conjunction with successfully passing the Company‚Äôs MVR

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.