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Senior Urban Planner

Columbus, OH
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Engagement
Parks and Recreation
Urban Design
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 

MKSK is a 100% employee owned landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm known for creative solutions addressing economic, social, environmental, historical, and cultural challenges within our cities.  Our 90+ person team of Landscape Architects, Urban Planners & Graphic Designers work throughout the Midwest and Southeast Regions from 7 offices in 5 states.

MKSK focuses on the planning and design of downtown, waterfront, neighborhood, cultural, and campus environments. Our relationships with cities, institutions, and private sector development clients span generations. We are passionate about our work and the legacy of our practice!

We are seeking a talented Mid to Senior level Planner to help lead projects in our Columbus, OH office.  MKSK has a fast-paced work environment with many simultaneous projects.  Key traits for success in this position are an outgoing personality, enjoyment of working with small teams of professionals, strong writing skills, and an ability to work on many assignments at once.  Strong writing skills are a particular point of emphasis for this position.


Primary Responsibilities

Project Delivery:  Ground all design decisions in the needs of the community and the purpose of this practice.

Project Management:  Sound business practice begins with effective project management:  exercise a highly-organized, proactive, consistent and internal protocol-compliant approach to executing project work and professional services.

Community Engagement:  Listen with respect and humility.  Think & communicate with objective clarity.  Cultivate trust and long-term relationships.

Business Development:  Introduce communities and clients to a refreshing way of listening, thinking and creatively moving forward.  Present our firm and work in a way that causes people to lean-in and want to hear more.  Serve as an expert, thought leader, and trusted advisor.

Professional Development:  Grow and practice with a sense of purpose:  shape place, impact lives.

Office Culture:  Practice with the highest level of professionalism and respect at all times with all people and with every interaction.  Promote and practice collaboration; share freely and frequently.  Mentor and teach - it is not enough to be a strong performer; you must make others strong performers.


Skills Required

•Demonstrated ability to manage projects and staff.

•Demonstrated ability to develop high-quality documents.

Strong writing skills.

•Ability to collaborate in a team environment and effectively meet deadlines.

•Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.

•Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel. 

•Mapping proficiency in AutoCAD and ESRI ArcGIS software.

•Experience with Adobe products including InDesign and Illustrator Google Sketch-Up, and similar software is preferred.


Education and Experience Requirements           

•Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree city & regional planning, urban planning or urban design.

•Minimum 7-10 years experience.

MKSK offers competitive salary, benefits, an employee stock ownership program, and we emphasize workplace flexibility.  Please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Andrew Overbeck at [email protected].

Published on:
October 28, 2020 - 9:07am
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