Dyett & Bhatia – Planner

Dyett & Bhatia (www.dyettandbhatia.com) is a leading 20-person urban planning firm, with a focus on preparing long-range plans for cities, and an award-winning portfolio of work. We have recently relocated to vibrant downtown Oakland, directly adjacent to the 12th Street BART Station. Our current projects include some of the most interesting and challenging planning assignments for cities throughout California, including general and specific plans, area plans, zoning regulations, and environmental review.


We are looking for a planner to work on a range of assignments. Work will involve research and analysis; writing reports, plans, and environmental review documents; and assisting with community outreach and project coordination. Ideal candidate will have exposure to California planning practice and geographic familiarity with the state, some prior experience in land use or environmental planning, and interest in contemporary issues such as climate change and sustainability. Candidates must have:

  • Graduate degree in planning
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Research, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS, and Adobe CS

Candidates without graduate degree but with strong BA degree in planning, urban or environmental studies, or related major will be considered for Assistant Planner position.

Our collaborative work method and the public nature of our work necessitate all team members to possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates must have U.S. work authorization.

Salary and Benefits

Salary DOE. We offer a full range of benefits, including vacation/sick leave, paid holidays, medical insurance, and company contribution to IRA.

We offer a collegial work environment, and excellent opportunities to learn and advance.

How to Apply

Email resume in PDF to jobs@dyettandbhatia.com. Writing or other work sample attachments should be limited to 10 MB. Position available now and is open until filled.