Join us in our quest to bring our clients’ goals and dreams to life.


RETTEW, an industry-leading engineering consulting firm, offers more than 600 engineering, environmental, surveying, planning, safety, and related technical services. We serve a diverse range of growing markets, from transportation and energy to development and manufacturing. This position will support our Municipal Team in the Lancaster, PA.

As a Municipal Land Planner/Community Development Specialist, you are responsible for assisting professional staff with a variety of community development / municipal activities including plan reviews, grant writing, funding assistance, municipal outreach and zoning.  This position enjoys a hybrid work environment.


The essential functions/responsibilities of the Municipal Land Planner/Community Development Specialist fall into two broad areas:

1. Project Consulting Support

  • Assist senior-level staff with defining community and project needs
  • Consult with client on community and project needs
  • Provide consulting for a project or client
  • Research and write reports and opinions
  • Assist in field surveys, analyze data, select and recommend procedures
  • Assist in preparing both verbal and written reports regarding project progress
  • Consult project team and clients about regulations concerning project-related issues
  • Assist in the managing, marketing, and public relations of projects 


2. Research

  • Assist in defining community and project needs
  • Research grant opportunities that relate to RETTEW’s external clients’ needs and priorities 
  • Complete extensive research of governmental programs to collect data and identify viable funding opportunities via online Web site listings, databases, and directories (online and printed publications)
  • Document grant prospect worksheets for review/approval and entry into database 
  • Research and assess, federal and state rules and regulations pertaining to grants 
  • Demonstrate creativity, initiative, and urgency in developing grant opportunities


Our Mission is to empower every employee to deliver solutions that enhance the success of our clients and the quality of our communities.

At RETTEW, we believe that every employee should have a voice in the projects and solutions we provide. That’s why we are 100% employee-owned, encouraging our team to take ownership of the success of each project. We take pride in the work we do, aiming to create public health solutions that promote environmental stewardship and sustainability for our clients and communities.

We strive to cultivate an atmosphere of inclusion by recognizing and valuing all differences among our employees, which allows us to create meaningful relationships with each other as well as our clients.


Our Projects


1. Flexible work environments2. RETTEW is 100% employee owned3. Competitive benefits:Medical Vision and Dental insurancePaid Time Off (no use it or lose it)Life insurance and disabilityEmployee assistance program401(k) with company matchTuition reimbursement4. Paid professional association dues5. Paid registration and certification exam fees

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RETTEW provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law, per applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. EOE/AA/Vets/Disabled