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  • Monday, May 08, 2023 9:57 AM | Anonymous

    Barrett Planning Group has an immediate need for a full-time planner. The person selected for this position will have at least 1-3 years of professional planning experience and must be able to perform the following duties:

    • Develop planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans and policies;
    • Assist teams of co-workers and subcontractors on municipal planning projects;
    • Collect, interpret, and analyze a variety of data, and prepare reports, maps, and data visualizations for a variety of audiences;
    • Conduct site and field studies and prepare site reports;
    • Attends evening and weekend meetings with clients; and
    • Build client relationships.


    Master’s degree and 1-3 years of experience. AICP preferred. Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license and ability to drive to and from client sites.

    We are a hybrid work environment. Position requires some in-person work in our Hingham, MA, office. Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and samples of original GIS maps and data visualizations, to Judi Barrett, Principal, Barrett Planning Group,

    Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience. No phone calls, please.

  • Thursday, April 27, 2023 8:33 AM | Anonymous

    Founded in 2000 by Lynne Sweet, LDS Consulting Group, LLC is a full-service real estate advisory firm with a proven track record of success planning and housing development for public and private interests. Our three areas of focus are on market research studies, Chapter 40B and 40R permitting and planning, and monitoring of affordable homes.

    We seek an applicant who is highly motivated to work in the field of real estate planning and development in greater New England. This is an excellent opportunity to work in the housing and community development industry for a small but growing, entrepreneurial company based in suburban Boston. The firm works on all aspects of rental and home ownership housing development with a concentration in multi-family, senior, and affordable housing.

    Position Summary:

    The Real Estate Market Analyst/Planner will support all aspects of our business, including writing supply and demand studies for owners (for profit and not for profit), as well as municipalities, lenders and investors. The work involves web-based demographic research of census and other data, contacting and interviewing municipalities and properties, as well as site visits to locations in greater New England. The position will also involve assisting with permitting, development, and brokerage matters. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a small company environment. Most of the work will take place Monday through Friday during regular business hours (9am to 5pm) with some night meetings. This is a hybrid position that allows for both office and remote work.

    Application Details:

    Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to: No phone calls please.

    Job Posting LDS 4.25.2023.docx

  • Monday, March 27, 2023 12:18 PM | Anonymous

    The Community Planner for Housing and Equity assists project leads on a variety of projects and utilizes expertise in land use planning, zoning, and housing needs analysis for a variety of projects including housing plans, zoning, and long-range planning projects and includes supportive roles on local comprehensive plans, community visioning, housing plans, and community preservation plans.

    Perform research and analysis, write plans and reports, draft zoning amendments, particularly to promote housing production, and present complex information to the general public as well as local boards and committees. Assist with project management, expanding this role as your skills grow, and work closely and collaboratively the JM Goldson team to generate equitable, creative, sustainable solutions for our client communities.

    The position is full-time with competitive pay (salary range: $75,000+), plus quarterly bonuses based on performance, benefits, as well as a flexible hybrid schedule.

    If you are interested, please email to Ann-Marie at

    1. Letter of interest - Why are you interested in this position? In our firm? And why do you think you are a good fit?

    2. Resume

    3. One work sample that demonstrates your writing, research/analysis, and graphic abilities (a Dropbox/Google Drive link to one PDF is preferred) - if you are submitting a work sample that was a collaborative/group effort, please clearly indicate your contribution to the work product.

  • Friday, October 28, 2022 1:55 PM | Anonymous

    The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) is seeking an experienced planning professional to provide supervisory, administrative, and technical leadership in developing and managing the agency’s Transportation Program.

    The Transportation Program Manager is responsible for the accomplishment of all highway and transit planning services for the agency and oversees the transportation planning contracts with local, state, and federal agencies and the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority. The Program Manager assists in the preparation and development of regional Transportation Planning studies, and transportation programs and assists in planning, organizing, and directing the transportation/transit planning activities and programs for the Merrimack Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MVMPO).

    For more details on the job description and salary information, go to our website:

    Position open until filled.

  • Monday, October 03, 2022 4:15 PM | Anonymous

    Town of Harwich posted an opening for Director of Planning and Community Development to serve as the Town Planner.  The Director performs technical and administrative work evaluating information, prepares reports, manages the operations of the Planning Department and oversight of the Community Development organizational structure, and assists the Planning Board with making land use related decisions; other related work, as required.

    Pay Range: $86,329 – 107,684 per year.

    See attached. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.


  • Monday, June 13, 2022 1:10 PM | Anonymous

    Cape Cod Commission, regional planning agency of Barnstable County, is hiring. Community Development Planner assists in economic impact analyses and  with economic recovery and resilience strategies and plans. Works closely with municipalities and the business community to understand and address needed assistance, including data collection and analysis. Comments on economic impacts for comprehensive permit and development of regional impact applications. Conducts outreach to business owners, collaborates with stakeholders on economic development projects, and provides technical assistance to local and regional entities seeking economic development funds and resources.

    Provides planning and technical assistance to regional and local officials and stakeholders on a wide range of community development projects with a focus on implementation of economic development strategies for the region. 

    Please apply online at 

    Community Development Planner_JobPosting_2022.docx

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2022 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    ConsultEcon, Inc. is hiring for Research Associate, Associate  and Senior Associate positions. ConsultEcon is an economic planning and management consulting firm with a national and international practice concentrating on economic, business and strategic planning for museums, cultural and recreational attractions; and community planning and economic development. For the past 30 years we have helped clients plan sustainable investments and strategies to shape the cultural sector and urban and rural communities.

    See, "About" for application details

  • Friday, March 04, 2022 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    Barrett Planning Group continues to grow! We are hiring a planner with 3-4 years' experience to join us in our Hingham office.  AICP credentials preferred. The position description can be accessed here:

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:53 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    The City of Boston seeks to hire a cabinet-level Chief of Planning to build a Boston with and for everyone. This role will have primary responsibility for driving the Mayor’s vision for planning that advances the goals of a more equitable, resilient, transit-oriented, and affordable city. The Chief of Planning will have an unprecedented opportunity to be at the forefront of making this vision a reality.

    “Facing an affordable housing crisis, the worst traffic congestion in the United States, and a climate crisis that threatens our very existence, the people of Boston deserve a city planning department that empowers communities and addresses these challenges in a long-term vision for a more equitable future.”

    • Mayor Michelle Wu

  • Friday, January 14, 2022 12:23 PM | Anonymous

    Redgate, Boston-based real estate, project management and investment management firm, is hiring a senior project manager and/or principal  Duties include engaging third-party firms for planning, permitting, design, all as determined by the project requirements, including preparing Requests for Proposals and Qualifications.

    Prepare project schedule from engagement to completion, manage  the schedule; assist with pre-development budget; work with the Senior Project Manager and/or Principal on the project, support clients in public involvement, outreach, and communication efforts.

    Assist with strategic messages that educate the community on the purpose, need, benefits and perceived impacts of projects and programs. Produce or direct the work of others preparing supporting graphics, maps, and imagery for project deliverables. And more.

    Qualifications: BS/BA in planning, architecture, real estate, or other relevant discipline (graduate degree a plus); 3 to 5 years of experience in architectural, planning, entitlements, or project management experience. 


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