Senior Planner

Hiring for: Woodinville

The Senior Planner acts as a project manager on a variety of independent and team activities in the areas of permitting, planning and policy.

“Within the LDC Planning Division, the only limit to what we can achieve is the ceiling we set for ourselves! This is because we support each other and work as a team, jump at the chance to take on new and challenging projects, and embrace being a diverse and forward thinking group.  We dive deep to not only take on complex policy, planning, and permitting projects, but key in on understanding the interrelationship between our laws, policies, and regulations and how they impact our clients and our region.

You might find us high fiving after a successful hearing, working together on a neighborhood plan, or figuring out how we can successfully take on the next challenge we have set for ourselves.  We go “Above the Standard” for our clients, which simply means that we focus on exceeding expectations for those we serve.” – LDC Principal Planner

What You Get to Do

  • Project Manager for permitting, planning, and policy projects including preparation of proposals, client coordination, permit processes, and completing billings/change orders
  • Prepares proposals
  • Builds, maintains, and enhances relationships with existing and future clients
  • Responsible for maintaining project budgets
  • Provides oversight and direction to planning staff on assigned tasks where appropriate
  • Assists with oversight of planning employees as assigned on projects tasks
  • Participates in hiring process and employee goal setting in coordination with supervisor
  • Participate in yearly work plan development and implementation
  • Prepares staff reports and presents information at public meetings and hearings
  • Coordinates public meetings/outreach efforts for projects
  • Research jurisdictional requirements, codes, and policies
  • Finds, maintain, and fill out jurisdictional forms and applications
  • Submit permit forms and applications
  • Prepares RFP/RFQ for planning/engineering projects
  • Prepares GIS maps
  • Attend pre-application, application, and pre-construction meetings
  • Attend client meetings and conference calls
  • Coordinate with sub-consultants for needed design services
  • Attend site walks as needed
  • Proofread and edit documents prepared by planning staff
  • Prepare complex technical reports
  • Prepare project narratives and response letters for complex applications
  • Project feasibility reports


  • A Bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, civil engineering, political science, economics, environmental sciences; AND, five (5) years of experience in a related field. Work related experience may be substituted for the required education or training on a year for year basis.
  • Deep understanding of permitting/project management processes and/or principles and practices of planning and/or public policy
  • Read, interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and policies
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Multitasking and prioritizing
  • Communicate effectively with both internally and with those we serve
  • Possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • High-level proficiency in computer software program related activities
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, highly ethical, and dependable employee
  • Possess excellent rapport with management and co-workers, positive can-do attitude, excellent customer service, marketing and people skills
  • GIS and Microsoft suite skills
  • Have the ability to handle a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented, organized, multi-tasking and good follow-through skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential information
  • Willing to contribute and pitch in, where ever there is a need within LDC, without being specifically asked to do so
  • Valid Washington driver’s license


LDC offers a great work environment with outstanding benefits, and opportunities for personal and professional growth, including:

  • Comprehensive Health and Wellness Benefits
    • Medical
    • HSA (Health Savings Account)
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Flexible Core Work Schedule
  • 401-k Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Discretionary Bonuses
  • Healthy Work/Life Balance
  • Competitive wages and opportunity for overtime.
  • Fitness Workout Room
  • Training/continuing education.
  • Career advancement opportunities.
  • Company events (company barbecues, family picnics, preseason Seahawk game and many more).

LDC is growing! We need self-directed, high performers, who enjoy working in an exciting environment.

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