Urban Planner - Mid Level


Atlanta, GA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

MKSK is a 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 and Urban Planners work throughout the Mid-West 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 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 Atlanta, GA 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. 

Primary responsibilities will include:  

•Maintain existing and cultivate new clients in the private and public sectors. 

•Identify, manage, and oversee preparation of project RFQ and RFP responses. 

•Attend project interviews. 

•Oversee and prepare scope and fee proposals. 

•Provide project strategy and direction. 

•Provide quality control. 

•Attend major project meetings and disseminate project direction. 

•Track projects to meet design goals, fee budgets, and billing goals. 

•Coordinate with consultants to effectively and efficiently deliver projects. 

•Oversee, with assistance from other MKSK staff, Indianapolis office administrative functions.  

•Mentor professional staff. 

•Participate in continuing education both inside and outside the office. 

Skills Required:   

•Demonstrated ability to manage projects and staff and development of high-quality documents. 

•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 in urban planning or urban design. 

•Minimum of 5-10 years experience.  

MKSK offers competitive salary and benefits and we emphasize workplace flexibility.  We understand the need to balance work and life and offer flex hours to accommodate family responsibilities.  Please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to [email protected]

Posted August 12, 2021, 2:38 PM PDT

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