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Technical Manager II

Michael Baker International
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker Internationals focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR).
Michael Baker Internationals Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients.
Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at www.mbakerintl.com . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.


We create, integrate, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.


The Technical Manager II is a senior-level position in the Planning Practice at Michael Baker International. We are looking for an energetic, talented and technically experienced planner to be an integral member of the Agency Staffing Group at our Long Beach office. With minimal direct supervision, the Planner II will assist our public agency clients with processing of land use entitlements, preparing zoning ordinances/ordinance amendments, conducting special planning studies, and performing other planning department functions. More specifically, the duties of the Planner II include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Respond to public and developer inquiries for zoning and other planning related information and otherwise assist with the operation of our clients' one stop permit centers;

  • Conduct project site visits and communicate directly with applicants regarding the specific requirements and/or information necessary to process applications;

  • Review and determine completeness of applications received;

  • Review proposed development plans for compliance with our client's General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and the development standards set forth therein, and any applicable design guidelines or Specific Plan requirements;

  • Coordinate our clients' interdepartmental review of proposed projects;

  • Meet with applicants to discuss their projects and any suggested design changes, as necessary;

  • Process and review environmental documents prepared pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA);

  • Prepare staff reports, including conditions of approval and recommendations, for consideration and action by Planning Commissions and City Councils;

  • Prepare Planning Commission and City Council resolutions and/or ordinances related to proposed development projects and CEQA document certification;

  • Prepare other documents related to Planning Commission and City Council decisions relevant to development projects;

  • Prepare and coordinate the posting, publication and mailing of all required public notices;

  • Coordinate the distribution of project-related documents to outside agencies, as required;

  • Schedule and assist in conducting public workshops/EIR scoping meetings, as deemed necessary;

  • Schedule and assist in conducting public hearings before Planning Commissions and City Councils;

  • Coordinate the preparation and filing of all required notices with the State Clearinghouse and/or County Clerk Offices;

  • Coordinate any advance planning work being performed by other planning consultants;

  • Represent our clients at meetings of regional planning agencies, such as SCAG, when requested;

  • Conduct land use or other special planning studies, when requested;

  • Prepare ordinances/ordinance amendments and otherwise maintain and update our client's Municipal Code, as necessary; and

  • Perform other related duties, as assigned by our client's Community Development/Planning Director or City Manager.


  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Planning, Urban Studies, Geography, or related discipline;

  • A Master's Degree is desirable;

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience;

  • Must be bright, organized, and determined, and able to build relationships with a wide variety of people;

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams;

  • Desire to produce first-class work products and a demonstrated personal commitment to accuracy and quality;

  • Ability to quickly get up to speed on our policies, procedures and relevant software while acquiring an understanding of the company's service offerings, and the standards relevant to our projects; and

  • Willingness to work at our clients' offices throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.


    Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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    Posted: 2020-03-14 Expires: 2020-04-12

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