SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,300 experts across 19 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialistsdevelop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future - for our clients, communities and employees. Are you ready to help us get there?
The Detroitoffice of SmithGroupis looking for aSenior Campus Plannerto join our team.SmithGroup has been named one of Southeast Michigan's Top Workplaces by the Detroit Free Press for10 consecutive years!
Working with us, you will:
Collaborate with diverse teams of interdisciplinary professionals to complete campus planning projects across the country.
Participate in, and often lead, team meetings involving internal colleagues, consultants, and/or clients to share findings and recommendations with meeting participants.
Communicate planning issues, opportunities, and recommendations to a wide variety of stakeholders as part of public meetings.
Integrate planning elements such as academic/research/student life redevelopment opportunities, social justice, transportation, green infrastructure, open space, sustainability, and resiliency into plans and designs.
Manage one or more projects including negotiating project scope and fees, job production and quality, and fee management.
Lead efforts around production of project presentations, plan reports and all project deliverables to ensure an integrated and cohesive outcome.
Participate in marketing efforts through proposal development, interview participation and presentations.
Develop trusting relationships with clients.
Mentor junior staff and participate in performance coaching.
Participate in the recruitment and interviewing process as requested.
An ideal candidate has:
A master's or bachelor's degree in urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, architecture, or related field of study.
Minimum 8years of experience in urban and/or campus design and planning.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Licensure in applicable field of study preferred.
Experience with higher education clients.
The ability to manage clients, project teams and project processes with ease.
High-level understanding of 2D programs including AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and ArcGIS; and 3D programs including Sketchup, along with Microsoft Office suite.
The ability to travel nationally up to 30%.
SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and wellbeing resources. We promote a healthy work/life balance for our staff which includes an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays), as well as hybrid options that give our team flexibility to work within our vibrant office culture or remotely, as needed. We also offer paid time off that is immediately available to new hires, 8 paid federal holidays, and parental leave benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
SmithGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or arrest/conviction records.