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Employment location(s):

  • Norfolk, VA

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serving as Project Manager and as the lead contact with clients;
  • Collaborating on proposals and business development activities;
  • Overseeing, managing, and mentoring staff on project work;
  • Working with principals and staff in multiple offices to support and contribute to project design work from master planning to design efforts;
  • Serving as a technical resource to support projects and manage tasks and projects;
  • Overseeing presentational development, technical documentation, and reports;
  • Leading client and public presentations;
  • Managing public workshops and meetings; and
  • Serving clients, project teams, and staff in support of project implementation; ensure timely, cost effective, high-quality service, and product delivery.


  • AICP certification is required.
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) with a Masters level degree (preferred) in City and Regional Planning or Urban Design. It is desirable, but not necessary, for candidates to also hold a degree(s) in architecture or landscape architecture.
  • Experience with neighborhood planning and civic design.
  • Experience working with non-profit clients, community groups, government clients, and private clients.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating/managing projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing proposals.
  • Periodic and multi-day travel to site locations and to facilitate public engagement programs.


  • English fluency (writing, speaking).
  • Competent writing, presentation, and verbal communication/public speaking skills.
  • Experience preparing and assembling presentations and report/plan document preparation and assembly.
  • Proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS, Google Earth Pro, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and MS Office. (It is desirable that applicants have a high proficiency in all or most software packages listed in order to properly manage and mentor staff.).
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, AutoCAD 3D map, Sketch Up Pro (for urban designers)
  • Portfolio samples of work should illustrate the candidate’s strength of understanding in graphic and written presentation as well as software and hand drawing/sketching/drafting proficiencies.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting for extended length of time
  • Periodic and multi-day travel to site locations and to facilitate public engagement/meetings
  • Fieldwork/ability to travel
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Listening
  • Typing and hand writing
  • Hand drawing
  • Occasional lifting of boxes up to 50lbs

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