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Senior Planner - Verona/Waukesha, WI

Category: Urban Planning, Community Development
Position type: Full Time
Location: Multiple Locations
Job ID Number: 35

Position Profile


JSD Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated individual to lead and as needed perform work tied to a broad spectrum of land use & development projects, including plats, concept plans, lot layouts, neighborhood / regional plans, master planning and zoning.


  • Preparation of proposals on projects with subsequent Project Management Responsibilities
  • Project Management for land use and land development projects, planning studies and neighborhood / regional planning
  • Budgeting, Scheduling, Directing staff, Prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines and communicating with the Executive Leadership Group, Team Leaders and Clients
  • Quality Control of all work products prepared under his/her direction
  • Report writing and report production as well as oversight of same for his/her staff
  • Takes an active role in new business development and marketing efforts to attract new clientele
  • Develop and maintain an effective working knowledge of state, county, and municipal land development procedures and regulations
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and governmental boards and agencies
  • Have a general knowledge of the architectural and land development design processes
  • Have the ability to generally formulate and evaluate land development and construction budgets and pro-formas
  • Have experience with managing and engaging in public participation programs
  • Have a working knowledge and experience with the preparation, adoption, implementation and interpretation of municipal plans
  • Effective written communication skills for grant applications, zoning applications, research reports, due diligence investigations, and general and email communications with clients and governmental agencies.
  • Effective verbal presentation skills in small groups, large groups and venues, and video conferencing.
  • Capability to prepare, or direct the preparation of, graphic information in a variety of media and formats including: printed maps and illustrations, display illustrations, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Familiarity with: ArcView, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with design concepts and capability to read and understand Civil Engineering design concepts for water, sewer, street, and stormwater management infrastructure; Landscape Architectural design concepts; Survey plats and existing conditions and topographic survey maps.




  • Minimum of five (5) years of related professional experience in Land Planning
  • Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in Land Planning in/around Milwaukee, WI area preferred
  • Preference for American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or eligibility to apply for AICP certification
  • LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Urban Planning.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.

Contact Information

Human Resources - hr@jsdinc.com

Direct Mail:
JSD Professional Services, Inc.
161 Horizon Drive Suite 101
Verona, WI 53593
Fax: 608-848-2255

JSD Professional Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer functioning under an Affirmative Action Plan. We strongly encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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