Now Hiring: Entry Level Planner


Rundell Ernstberger Associates is an Indianapolis-based landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm that has provided award-winning, innovative, and transformational planning and design solutions for more than 35 years. Our services include landscape architecture, urban design, planning, and civil engineering. Our work includes a variety of projects at the local, state, and national levels, including comprehensive plans, neighborhood plans, transportation plans, corridor plans, and ordinances. We currently are seeking an entry level planner for our Indianapolis office.

At REA, we believe that building a career should be exciting, challenging, rewarding, and gratifying. Our staff members work hard and have high standards, but also know how to get the most out of their careers — by enjoying their work environment. We encourage collaboration and provide opportunities for our employees to get to know each other outside our regular work environment. Starting your career at REA is a great way to enter the professional working world. You’ll meet and work alongside some of the finest professionals in the business. REA will provide all of the tools, resources, and help you need to grow personally and professionally.


This individual will participate in all types of projects at the neighborhood, city, county, and state levels. This individual will work closely with our planning staff — and occasionally our landscape architecture staff — on a variety of governmental and not-for-profit planning and design projects. Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: collecting and organizing project background information for use in reports and graphics; developing maps, renderings, and other presentation graphics; assisting planning staff in the preparation of various documents, reports, boards, and presentations; performing existing conditions analysis that may include site visits where applicable; collaborating with planning, landscape architect, and engineering professionals on a range of complex, multi-disciplinary projects; gaining exposure to a range of responsibilities required of an urban planner; attending client meetings; and participating in public outreach and community engagement.


The entry level planner will provide support to our planning and landscape architecture staff. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in urban planning; 1-3 years of experience; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to function well in a collaborative, team-oriented studio; and thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, ArcGIS, MS Office, and SketchUp software. A demonstrated commitment to planning and improving local communities, and a broad knowledge base in planning and urban design, along with specific knowledge and/or interest in policy, land use, and zoning are essential components of our work and desirable traits in our employees. An interest in becoming a Certified Planner is preferred.

Salary and Benefits:

REA offers competitive salaries and benefits. The salary for this full-time position is dependent on qualifications. Our benefits package includes health/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance, paid time off, financial assistance toward licensure and continuing education, and a 401K retirement plan matched by the company.

How to Apply: 

If you would like to be considered as a potential candidate for this position, please email a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications, a resume, work samples, and contact information for three references to Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. All materials should be in PDF format, and the total file size should not exceed 10 MB. REA is an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer) and encourages women and minorities to apply for this position. No phone calls, please.