Senior Community Planner/Project Manager

Michael Baker International
San Diego, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Civil Engineering
Other topics
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required


Michael Baker’s San Diego Planning Department is seeking a Senior Community Planner/Project Manager specializing in community planning, outreach, and active transportation projects. The candidate will be responsible for directing, organizing, and managing complex projects and staff.   You must have the ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups and must work well with minimal instruction or supervision. You will also be responsible for various coordination and leadership activities which are related to business development.

The position requires excellent skills in time management, organization, and the ability to communicate effectively across various mediums. In addition, the position requires, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Effective verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Experience in effectively managing a project team and client management 
  • Proficient in MS Office and MS Project.
  • Creativity, initiative, and the ability to express thoughts clearly and simply.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to network on a variety of levels.
  • Successful track record of winning work
  • Work independently with little supervision
  • Meet tight schedules and timelines


Minimum qualifications include a degree in Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, or related field (Master’s degree is preferred), and 7-10 years of relevant professional experience (consulting experience is preferred). 


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, Michael Baker International provides a full continuum of consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and local municipal governments and a wide range of private clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.  


The San Diego Planning Department is made up of a group of 18 professional community planners, environmental planners, technical analysts and GIS staff.  Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, state and local agencies, the military, and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.  The San Diego Planning staff work on a variety of projects:

  • Policy and Ordinance Development
  • Land Development Entitlement
  • CEQA/NEPA Environmental Documentation
  • Community Engagement and Facilitation
  • Active Transportation, Mobility Assessments, and Corridor Studies
  • Community and Specific Plans


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. 

Published on:
May 2, 2018 - 10:54am
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