Community Planner

Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa | Full-time


Planate Management Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA with a technical support center in the Philippines that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. Planate is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) missions, along with other US federal agencies.

 The Community Planner will be responsible for providing space analysis, space utilization plans and make a recommendation to develop suitable construction methods and sequences for a project located in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify, update and report outdated and/or inaccurate Asset Evaluations
  • Identify update and report outdated and/or inaccurate Basic Facility Requirements
  • Utilize Facility Conditions Assessments (FCA) to support the planning effort
  • Develop facility lay-up and consolidation plans and recommendations
  • Develop 139l project documentation, perform site analysis, develop compatibility use documentation and process site approvals
  • Coordinate with designated Environmental Officer to ensure plans comply with environmental regulations
  • Coordinate with local and/or designated utilities manager and identify and document utility requirements needed to implement the comprehensive master plan
  • Make visits to worksites to obtain information on facility/site conditions to develop and recommend appropriate unit relocations to improve the utilization of space
  • Review and recommend changes to iNFADS based on walking survey/validation of current user and facilities
  • Review facility energy and condition data and make recommendations which facilities need to be retained, upgraded, or demolished and recommend updates for Configuration rating in iNFADS
  • Interact with tenant commands, contractors and Public Works to identify unit functional relationships, evaluate adequacy and conflicts, and develop recommended solutions
  • Interact with tenant commands, contractors and Public Works to identify current and future missions, tasks, workload, and personnel base loading for organizational elements at CLDJ
  • Interact with tenant commands, Base Command Staff, contractors, and Public Works to develop facility requirements by Category Code(s) for each stakeholder
  • Complete all training the Government deems necessary. Training may be either for professional development that the Governments determine will enable the service provider to provide enhanced support, or maybe on general topics such as, Equal Employment Opportunity, Sexual Harassment, Trafficking in Persons, etc.

Qualifications To be successful in the role:

  • Degree in Community Planning, Engineering, or Landscape Architecture or any relevant field of study
  • Minimum of four years experience as a Planner or Engineer on Department of Navy or other Department of Defense Facility Planning Projects
  • Candidates must have one of three registrations: AICP, PE or RA
  • Knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, laws, and regulations as they relate to maintenance performance requirements. (Outlined in EM 385-1-1 and 29 CFR)
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal to provide reports and make presentations to Government personnel
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS
  • Able to acquire Interim or active Security Clearance.

Why Planate?

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere.  We Take Care of Our Own; Personally and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.  

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!