Project Manager – Planning and/or Public Policy

Full Time
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Denver

We are seeking an experienced (mid-senior-level) planning and/or public policy Project Manager to join our team of planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and civil engineers in our Denver office. 

MIG’s offices are currently closed due to COVID, and all staff are working remotely. When we eventually re-open, this position will need to be in-person with some potential for occasional remote work. Proof of vaccination is required at MIG for future in-person work. 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborative Teammate: You will work as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team that creates designs and plans for neighborhoods, districts and communities of all sizes around Colorado and across the United States.
  • Project Management: As a project manager, you be leading teams as well as creating bold, innovative, and equitable urban design solutions. You will also help build and maintain strong and responsive client relationships by developing leads, preparing proposals, and attending and leading interviews.
  • Project Work: You will provide overarching project direction to MIG staff and oversight of work products; lead internal and external subconsultant and client teams; and develop and manage projects including scopes of work, budgets, and schedules. In addition, Project Managers at MIG produce planning documents and other deliverables; maintain client relationships; identify the correct course of action to the client; represent clients at public hearings and meetings; and set the standards for excellence, responsiveness, and accountability. 
  • Project Types: The projects you will typically work on may include citywide comprehensive plans, small area plans, neighborhood plans, downtown plans, housing strategies, parks and recreation system plans, and corresponding community engagement, including the use of various online tools.

This is a full-time, hourly position. MIG works on projects nationwide; some travel, evening, and weekend work will be required for community engagement, site evaluations, or to meet deadlines. MIG encourages a work-life balance, and these excess hours can be offset during the week when possible.

 

Qualifications

To accomplish the responsibilities, you will be able to manage competing priorities, think critically and creatively, work as part of a collaborative team in an open environment, and maintain a sense of humor and camaraderie. In addition, you have some combination of the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in planning, urban design, landscape architecture, public policy, geography or a related field. (A Master’s degree in these or a complementary field is a plus.)
  • Relevant consulting experience working in planning or a closely related field.
  • You are local or willing to relocate to the Denver area to participate in work directly with our teams and clients. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing private-sector projects, including maintaining compliance with project contracts, drafting and managing scopes budgets, and maintaining schedules, as well as working with clients and partners to execute project work.
  • The ability to prepare and deliver effective public presentations, lead working meetings, and speak easily and clearly in front of groups and facilitate client and stakeholder meetings.
  • Excellent skills in graphics and document presentation and written and verbal communication.
  • Software proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite. Experience in GIS, AutoCAD, and/or SketchUp is a plus. 
  • Ability to actively participate in or lead marketing and business development opportunities, develop proposals for prospective projects, participate in interviews, and develop and maintain potential client and partner relationships.
  • An ability to develop collaborative, productive, and respectful relationships with community members, organizations, and partners.
  • As a plus, you are bilingual with Spanish language skills.