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 Ann Arboroffice of SmithGroupis looking for aUrban 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 community planning and urban design projects.
Participate in team meetings involving internal colleagues, consultants, and/or clients, share findings and recommendations with meeting participants.
Work closely and collaboratively with team leadership to communicate planning issues, opportunities, and recommendations to a wide variety of stakeholders as part of public meetings.
Integrate planning elements such as social justice, housing, transportation, green infrastructure, open space, redevelopment, sustainability, and resiliency into plans and designs.
Coordinate effectively with all technical professionals - including internal teammates, subconsultants and client technical staff - to assemble, process and analyze a highly diverse range of data.
Support production of project presentations, plan reports and all project deliverables to ensure an integrated and cohesive outcome.
Create graphics for inclusion in marketing proposals and materials to support business development efforts.
Participate in marketing efforts through proposal development, interview participation and presentations.
An ideal candidate has:
A master's or bachelor's degree in urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, architecture or related field of study
6 to 10years of experience in urban and/or campus design and planning
Outstanding verbal and written communication and presentation skills
Experience working with complex data sets and creating highly graphic deliverables using 2D programs including AutoCAD, Microsoft Affinity, Adobe Creative Suite and ArcGIS; and 3D programs including Sketchup, along with Microsoft Office suite.
Experience and ability to participate in and lead local, in-person public meetings in proximity to our local offices
Desired, but optional complimentary skills:
Experience creating highly graphic deliverables in more advanced 3D programs including Rhino, Lumion, Grasshopper, 3Ds Max
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.