Project Manager: Urban Planning/Policy

Full Time
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Denver

We are seeking an experienced Urban Planning/Policy Project Manager to join our diverse team of professionals in our Denver, Colorado office. 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborative Teammate: You will work as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team that creates equitable and resilient designs and plans for communities of all size across the U.S., as well as higher education campuses, other institutions, and development projects for both public and private sector clients. Our Denver office and the firm are multidisciplinary with planners, landscape architects, engineers, scientists, and communications specialists.
  • Project Management: You will provide overarching project direction to MIG staff and oversight of work products; lead internal and external subconsultants; and maintain client relationships. You will be responsible for managing scopes, budgets and schedules; sometimes representing clients at public hearings and meetings; and helping to facilitate public meetings. In addition, project managers at MIG contribute to business development and sales through networking, proposal development, and project interviews; they also set the standards for excellence, responsiveness, and accountability.
  • Project Work: As a project manager, you be leading teams as well as creating bold, innovative, and equitable planning and policy solutions. You will provide direction to and work closely with clients and a multidisciplinary internal and external team to produce project deliverables; write policy; develop forward-thinking strategies, reports, and analyses; provide meeting support and facilitation; and conduct research. Other work will include interacting with diverse members of communities during public engagement activities.
  • Project Types: Typical projects you’ll work on include comprehensive plans, housing elements, parks and recreation system plans, neighborhood plans, small area plans, downtown master plans, campus master plans, and corresponding community engagement, including the use of various online tools.
  • Business and Client Development: You will help build and maintain strong and responsive client relationships by developing leads, preparing proposals, attending interviews, and helping to define market gaps and new opportunities.

This is a full-time 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 urban and regional planning, policy, public administration, political science, or related field. (A Master’s degree these or a complementary field is a plus.)
  • Relevant consulting experience working in planning or a closely related field, including project management responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated experience managing consultant-led 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.
  • You are local or willing to relocate to the Denver area to participate in work directly with our teams and clients. 
  • 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 document presentation and written and verbal communication.
  • You are a proactive and adaptable teammate who is willing to pitch in and help others and can work under deadlines.
  • Software proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite. 
  • Sufficient working knowledge of ArcGIS and spatial analyses to direct staff in analyses and mapping efforts.
  • You can actively participate in marketing and business development opportunities, develop proposals for prospective projects, participate in interviews, and develop and maintain potential client and partner relationships.
  • You are a people person, with 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.