Vice President / Director of Planning

Vice President /
Director of Planning

Mr. DePalatis has worked as a professional planner for over 30 years with a focus on the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley areas of Southern California. He joined MSA Consulting, Inc. in April of 2013 after serving as Planning Director for various major California planning, engineering, and environmental firms and running his own consulting practice in the Coachella Valley during the mid-2000’s.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning from Stanford University in 1979.  Because Mr. DePalatis has served as a consultant to public agencies and private developers, he understands the needs, goals, and priorities of each.  He has managed scores of private development, CEQA/NEPA and municipal planning projects and clients have consistently rated his customer service and product quality as among the highest they have experienced. Mr. DePalatis is AICP certified, a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) and, during his career, has also served as a Planning Commissioner, a board member for the APA California Chapter, Inland Empire Section and a general member of the Building Industry Association. In April of 2018, Mr. DePalatis became a Vice President of the firm.

Senior CAD Design Engineer


MSA Consulting, Inc. is accepting resumes for a Senior CAD Design Engineer for our Engineering group. The successful candidate will serve as a Senior CAD Designer and report directly to our Project Managers. Candidates should have a strong working knowledge of rough and precise grading design, earthwork analysis/calculation, hydrology/hydraulic analysis/reports, storm drain, street, water and sewer design.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • AutoCAD and Civil 3D proficiency
  • B.S. degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • E.I.T., P.E. or on track for future registration
  • Minimum 5 years design experience
Rancho Mirage, CA
Full Time

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