Professional Planner (CME Associates)

CME Associates is seeking a highly motivated Planner to join their dynamic Planning Department Team. CME Associates is a multidisciplinary firm working with various public and private sector clients throughout New Jersey. Our Planning Department offers wide range of planning services to our clients from preparation of comprehensive master plans, redevelopment plans, affordable housing services to providing board services to various Planning and Zoning Boards. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with good communication skills interested in working with a range of planning projects. Must have AICP. New Jersey planning licensure (P.P) preferred or ability to obtain within 1 year.

Visa sponsorship NOT available for this position.


  • Land Use Planning: Conduct thorough research and analysis of zoning regulations, land development codes, and comprehensive plans to provide expert guidance on land use and development projects.
  • Project Management: Lead and coordinate the planning process for various projects, including preparing applications, attending meetings with clients and stakeholders, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Community Engagement: Facilitate community meetings, workshops, and public hearings to gather input from stakeholders and promote transparent communication throughout the planning process.
  • Policy Development: Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices in urban planning and land use policies to contribute to the development and implementation of innovative planning strategies.
  • Client Relationship Management: Cultivate strong relationships with clients, government agencies, and other stakeholders to understand their needs, address concerns, and provide exceptional planning services.


  • Bachelor’s Degree: A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, geography, public administration, or a related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred.
  • Professional Certification: Possession of certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) must have. New Jersey Planning Licensure preferred or ability to obtain in 1 year.
  • Experience: Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in urban planning or a related field, with a proven track record of successfully managing planning projects from inception to completion.
  • Strong Analytical Skills: Proficiency in conducting spatial analysis, land use assessments, and demographic studies using GIS software and other analytical tools.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, with the ability to effectively convey complex planning concepts to diverse audiences and stakeholders.

CME offers a competitive compensation package including: medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, educational assistance program and paid time off.

How to Apply

Deadline – 08/20/2024