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PLANNING/COMMUNITY DESIGN  PROJECT MANAGER

The firm is seeking a talented individual to lead our planning projects. The firm’s portfolio of projects includes comprehensive plans; downtown and redevelopment plans; housing plans; development process (zoning and land use); collection and analysis of socioeconomic data; public speaking and meeting attendance; public participation and input facilitation; creation of maps, graphics and other exhibits; plan writing; and proposal writing. Applicant should exhibit knowledge of land use regulations – traditional zoning, form based codes, design standards, subdivision regulations. Our clients include municipalities, counties, state agencies, private developers and institutions.

This position will be a primary point of contact with our clients and teaming partners. The position provides an opportunity for a person who can work comfortably in multidisciplinary teams, both as the team leader and as a subject matter expert.

Minimum qualifications include a graduate degree in community and regional planning or related degree. Applicant should have 5 to 10 years of experience following graduation, with increasingly responsible roles in land and site planning, policy development, plan and proposal writing and project management.  Applicant must be able to work independently and organize a project team to meet deadlines and budgets.  AICP certification required or obtained within one year of date of hire.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office products is essential. Spanish language skills, proficiency in software relevant to planning projects and previous consulting experience will be considered a plus.

The successful applicant will manage projects from conception through completion and coordinate multidisciplinary teams with our landscape architecture and environmental planning staff and our subconsultants. The position is based in our Albuquerque office. Project locations are throughout New Mexico and the El Paso area. Travel is required.

We offer outstanding benefits for full-time employees and flexible working hours.

Submit cover letter summarizing past planning experience and professional goals, a resume with three references, and a short writing sample (under ten pages) related to planning via e-mail, flash drive, or CD to Sites Southwest, 121 Tijeras NE, Suite 3100, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Attn: Kumiko Styes; or to mail@sites-sw.com.

Position is open until filled.

URBAN PLANNER

We are seeking a talented individual for urban design and community planning projects. Our portfolio of projects includes comprehensive plans; downtown and redevelopment plans; housing plans; development process (zoning and land use); collection and analysis of socioeconomic data; public speaking and meeting attendance; public participation and input facilitation; creation of maps, graphics and other exhibits; plan writing; and proposal writing.

The successful candidate must possess: excellent skills in oral and written communication to present findings to boards and committees, the ability to apply regulations to field conditions, creative problem solving to gather information to solve sometimes underdefined problems, the ability to review plans and apply provisions of ordinances and codes to determine compliance with regulations, the ability to compile and analyze information, facilitation skills for use in community workshops, the ability to work on several projects simultaneously, be detailed oriented while keeping client goals in mind, and be able to work independently while contributing to a team.

The position requires proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite. Experience with GIS and graphics software is desirable.

The candidate must have a master’s degree in community and regional planning or related degree, two years of experience is preferred and AICP certification within one year of hire.

We offer excellent benefits and competitive salaries based on applicant’s qualifications, experience and education.

If this sounds like you, please submit a cover letter summarizing past experience and professional goals, resume (including three references) and a writing sample to KStyes@sites-sw.com.

Position is open until filled.



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