Project Associate - Urban Design/Planning

Full Time

We're looking for an entry- to mid-level urban design and planning Project Associate to join our diverse team. 


Collaborative Teamwork: You will work as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team that creates designs and plans for communities of all sizes across the U.S., as well as higher education institutions and campuses and development projects for both public and private sector clients.

Project Work: You will support a team of planners, designers, and Project Managers in all aspects of project design and implementation, including meeting facilitation, research, writing, development of materials, meeting support, content analysis, administration and client interaction.

Project Types: The projects you will typically work on will include general plans; downtown, corridor, and specific plans; zoning and development codes; housing policy plans; community engagement meeting, including using online tools; strategic planning; park and recreation master plans.

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.



To accomplish the responsibilities, you must 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, ideally you should have some combination of the following qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in urban design/planning or a related field. (A Master’s degree in a complementary field is a plus.)
  • Relevant consulting experience in planning, urban design, or a closely related field. 
  • Live locally or are willing to relocate to work 2-3 days/week in the Pasadena office (post-COVID).
  • Able to produce high-quality work products, including meeting or research summaries, planning document and poster board layouts and mapping.
  • Can speak easily and clearly in front of groups and can participate in small and large group discussions.
  • Have excellent skills in graphics and document presentation and written and verbal communication.
  • Are an adaptable teammate who is willing to pitch in and help others. 
  • Have software proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in GIS, AutoCAD, and/or SketchUp is a plus. 
  • As a plus, bilingual with Spanish language skills.