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Urban Planner


Come join our creative and passionate team shaping cities across California! Hiring level is open, and we welcome applications from experienced candidates with California experience.

We are looking for one or two creative and passionate urban planners to be team-members on ongoing assignments. Positions will involve research and analysis; writing reports and plans; and assisting with community outreach and project coordination. Ideal candidates will have exposure to California planning practice and geographic familiarity with the state, and background/ability in one or more of the following areas: 

  •  Land use planning

  •  Housing

  •  Sustainability and climate resiliency

  •  Environmental planning/CEQA

​Candidates must have:

  •  Graduate degree in planning or closely related field

  •  Strong writing skills

  •  Good research, analytical, and organizational skills

  •  Ability to work collaboratively

​​At least some previous planning experience is required. Candidates must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to travel occasionally.

This is a hybrid position. Dyett & Bhatia staff is currently working remotely, and will be moving to a hybrid WFH/office model when the pandemic ceases. While we anticipate that staff will work most days from home, some work from the office/presence in the Bay Area will be necessary. 


Salary and Benefits​

We offer excellent salary and opportunities for growth and advancement. Benefits include health and disability insurance, retirement plan match, professional development allowance, and profit-sharing. 

How to Apply​

Please email resume, cover letter/email, and any writing/work samples (all in PDF) to

About Dyett & Bhatia

Dyett & Bhatia is an established, leading urban planning consulting firm, based in Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our work includes general plans for some of the largest and most distinctive cities in the state; community and specific plans; corridor plans; station area plans; zoning; and policy studies. We are currently leading key long-range planning assignments for the cities of Oakland, Sacramento, Napa, Oceanside, San Diego, and Honolulu, and others. Our close knit team of 20+ professionals works collaboratively, and is committed to advancing sustainability, livability, and equity. Our work has won national awards from the American Planning Association and other organizations.

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