Senior Project Manager

MIG Inc.

Denver, CO

Experience Level: Senior

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: $39-50/hour or $80,000-104,000/year salary equivalent

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Position: Senior Project Manager – Planning, Equity and Engagement

MIG, Inc. is a national firm specializing in planning, design, communications, management, science, and technology. We believe that the environment around us has a profound impact on our lives and our shared vision is of a world where all people, communities, and ecosystems thrive. For over 40 years, MIG has engaged the talents and vitality of top professionals who plan, design, and sustain the social and physical environments that support human development. Our team members are passionate about changing the world for the better and share a common desire to engage closely with our clients and the communities impacted by our work.

We are excited to be growing our Denver planning team and are seeking an experienced planning and/or public policy Senior Project Manager to join our team of planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and civil engineers in our Denver office.

MIG supports a hybrid work-from-home/remote and in-office schedule and encourages in-person work for learning and team-building opportunities. Proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination is required for in-person work.

Responsibilities – What You’ll Accomplish

  • Collaborative Teammate: You will work as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team that creates plans for neighborhoods, districts and communities of all sizes around Colorado and across the United States.
  • Project Management: As a project manager, you will be leading teams as well as working hands-on creating bold, innovative, and equitable planning solutions. You will also help build and maintain strong and responsive client relationships by networking, preparing proposals, and participating in interviews.
  • Project Work: You will work with MIG Principals to provide overarching project direction to MIG staff and oversight of work products; manage internal and external subconsultant and client teams; and develop and oversee scopes of work, budgets, and schedules. In addition, Project Managers at MIG produce high-quality planning documents and other deliverables; maintain client relationships; identify the correct course of action to the client; represent clients at public hearings and meetings; and set the standards for excellence, responsiveness, and accountability.
  • Project Types: The projects you will typically work on may include citywide comprehensive plans, small area plans, neighborhood plans, downtown plans, housing strategies, parks and recreation system plans, and inclusive community engagement, including the use of various online tools.

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.

Experience and Qualifications for Success – What We’d Like to See

To accomplish the responsibilities outlined above, you will be able to manage competing priorities, think critically and creatively, work as part of a collaborative team in an open work environment, and maintain a sense of humor and camaraderie. In addition, you have some combination of the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in planning, community development, public policy, public administration, geography or a related field. (A Master’s degree in these or a complementary field is a plus.)
  • Relevant consulting experience working in planning or a closely related field and experience producing plan documents.
  • 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 facilitate client and stakeholder meetings.
  • Excellent skills and written and verbal communication. Experience developing graphics and documents is desirable.
  • Software proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS/ArcPro, and Adobe InDesign. Experience in the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and/or SketchUp is a plus.
  • Ability to actively participate in or lead marketing and business development opportunities, develop proposals for prospective projects, participate in interviews, and develop and maintain potential client and partner relationships.
  • An ability to develop collaborative, productive, and respectful relationships with community members, organizations, and partners.
  • You are local or willing to relocate to the Denver area to participate in work directly with our teams and clients.
  • As a plus, you are bilingual with Spanish or other non-English language skills.

How to Apply

If this position sounds like a fit for your skillsets and you are passionate about creating and improving communities to be more equitable and inclusive, we would love to hear from you! Please email your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter to [email protected].

MIG values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer; we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Our teams enjoy a flexible work schedule, a rewarding work environment, and a creative atmosphere that allows for professional development and career advancement opportunities while promoting team spirit and genuine camaraderie. We offer a comprehensive benefits program including paid time off (PTO), 9 paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, FSA, and HRA with employer contributions and 401K matching. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. This is a full-time, hourly position with eligibility for overtime pay. The pay range for this position is $39-50/hour, commensurate with skills and experience.

Posted January 30, 2023, 12:00 PM PST

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