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Planner / Senior Planner

Clifton Park, NY

MJ is seeking an energetic, highly motivated professional senior planner to join the community planning group in our Clifton Park, NY office.  MJ is a multi-year Best Places to Work awardee (Albany Business Review) and Top Workplaces (Albany Times Union).

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MJ is actively seeking a planner to join our team to assist with current and exciting future projects. This job offering provides an exciting opportunity for the ideal candidate to grow and advance in MJ’s  planning group. We are seeking a motivated candidate with a strong  interest in urban and regional planning that is well organized, resourceful, and creative.

This full-time position will be responsible for leading projects focused on land use, downtown revitalization, environmental planning, complete streets, waterfront revitalization, resiliency, comprehensive planning, brownfield redevelopment, open space planning, zoning, grant writing and municipal planning support. Creative community engagement is at the heart of our planning processes. MJ planners work closely with other disciplines within the company such as transportation, GIS, site/civil engineering, landscape architecture, and water/wastewater engineering to prepare consensus-driven, reality-based plans that are implementable.

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  • Opportunity available for candidates with five or more years of experience in planning or related field.

  • Bachelor’s degree in planning or a planning related field is required.

  • Master’s degree in planning or related field and AICP is preferred.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.

  • Familiarity with ESRI ArcGIS, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Canva and/or SEQRA is desired.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials, client or other decision makers.

  • Ability to multi-task on several projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to meet firm deadlines.

  • Ability to facilitate in person and virtual public participation activities.

  • Ability to communicate with multi-disciplined professionals and lead team-efforts.

  • Proven ability to independently solve problems using sound judgment.


  • Performs advanced professional work related to a variety of planning projects including research, writing and document production.

  • Provides professional planning assistance to client communities and municipal land use boards on varied land use and zoning issues.

  • Schedules and conducts meetings with project advisory boards, committees, community stakeholders and elected officials.

  • Prepares for and facilitates public engagement activities in support of planning projects.

  • Attends evening meetings as needed.

  • Supervises junior planners within the organization.

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  • 401(k) Plan with employer match

  • Health insurance – several affordable healthcare options, including two fully paid by MJ

  • Dental/vision insurance

  • Telemedicine, free with company health insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Employee assistance program

  • Employer paid Life insurance

  • Employer paid short- and long-term disability insurance

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Accident insurance

  • Critical Illness insurance

  • Dependent Care Spending Account

  • Legal Benefit option

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Paid time off

  • 10 paid holidays

  • Performance bonuses

  • Professional development opportunities and reimbursement

  • Referral bonus program

  • Wellness programs

  • Team building events

  • Lunch and learns

  • CPR training

  • Paid time for volunteer and community service events

  • Monthly company socials and work parties (like our MJ Spirit Week!)

  • From a Mach-E to the new Ford Broncos, we offer a full employee vehicle fleet for travel

  • Fully stocked kitchens – endless soda, seltzer, snacks, and coffee

  • Corporate apparel

Compensation is based on the applicant’s experience and will be rated accordingly. MJ offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and life insurances, paid holidays, paid time off, retirement plan, and much more in a business casual environment!  If you are ready to start a new career, or are looking to make a change, please send resume and cover letter to:

M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran, or disabled status.

SALARY RANGE: $66,000 - $85,000

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