Project Associate or Project Manager - Planning/Urban Design/Landscape Design

Full Time
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San Antonio

We are seeking an entry- to mid-level planning/urban design/landscape designer Project Associate / Project Manager to join our diverse team of professionals in our San Antonio office and collaborate with our staff across the firm. While all staff at MIG are currently remote due to Covid, the person in this position must be able to work from our San Antonio office the majority of the week when we reopen.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborative Teammate: You will work as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team that creates designs and plans for communities; parks and recreation; campuses; downtowns; and streetscapes for public and private-sector clients and projects of all sizes across Texas and the U.S.
  • Project Work: You will support an inter-disciplinary team of planners, urban designers, landscape architects and engineers in all aspects of project design and implementation, including development of graphics and other materials, data analysis, meeting support and facilitation, research, writing, administration, and client interaction. 
  • Core and Supporting Responsibilities: A core element of all of our projects is interacting with diverse members of communities during public engagement activities. Other responsibilities will include site analysis, site design, problem solving, plans, selection and design of site amenities, and project research, and may include cost estimates, responding to construction submittals and questions, and providing sub-consultant and client coordination. 

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

Experience and Qualifications for Success – What We’d Like to See
To accomplish these 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 are expected to have some combination of the following qualifications as an entry-level candidate: 

To accomplish these 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 are expected to have some combination of the following qualifications as an entry-level candidate: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in planning, landscape architecture or a related field. (A Master’s degree in a complementary field is a plus.)
  • You are local or willing to relocate to work in the San Antonio office (post-COVID) to attend client meetings and work closely with the team. 
  • Able to produce high-quality work products, including but not limited to meeting or research summaries; planning document and poster board layouts; and mapping and graphics. 
  • Excellent skills in written and verbal communication.
  • You are an adaptable teammate who is willing to pitch in and help others. 
  • Software proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Arc GIS and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in Sketchup and/or AutoCAD is a plus. 

In addition to the above, Project Manager candidates should also have the following qualifications:

  • Relevant consulting experience in planning, urban design, landscape design or a closely related field. 
  • 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 can facilitate client and stakeholder meetings.
  • 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.