PROJECT MANAGER – PLANNING, Berkeley or Los Angeles, CA

Type: Full-time position, salaried | Location: Berkeley or Los Angeles, CA | Experience level: 8-12 years old | Open until full

About Raimi + Associés

Raimi + Associates is a mission-driven planning, policy, urban design and research firm with offices in Berkeley and Los Angeles, California. We are advocates, collaborators, organizers and pioneers committed to creating healthy and resilient places. We bring a multidisciplinary approach to planning, design, policy and applied research. To respond to the complexity of communities, R + A integrates interrelated disciplines – land use and urban planning, sustainability and green building, public health and equity, and community engagement – into planning and applied research efforts. Our work environment is fast-paced, relaxed and fun.

About this position

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our growth firm in Berkeley or Los Angeles. The ideal candidate should be an independent, self-taught person who is comfortable with responsibility, who is organized, and has the skills and experience to be focused and effective in the fast-paced demands of a consulting firm. The candidate will work and supervise parts of a wide variety of projects currently underway at R + A, including general plans, specific plans, housing items and other planning documents, and help develop our practice overall planning. The position involved a range of responsibilities, including project management and leading physical planning, policy writing and community engagement. Experience in the preparation of housing elements is a plus. The ideal candidate will manage the day-to-day activities of the project including client communication, deliverable schedules, work products, and oversee and direct the work of other staff and sub-consultants. The candidate will contribute significantly to a variety of planning efforts, including drafting, research and policy development; develop and lead public engagement activities, including workshops, focus groups and advisory committees; and business development, including proposal writing and advanced marketing.

Education and experience

• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in urban planning, urban design or closely related field

• Minimum of 8 to 12 years of relevant work experience in planning. A significant proportion of the experience must be work done in California

Desired qualities

• Experience working on a variety of planning projects including general plans, specific plans, housing features, zoning codes, etc.

• Experience in managing all aspects of project planning including budgets, schedules and client communications

• Proven ability to lead a team of staff and / or sub-consultants

• Experience in developing and implementing public engagement programs in various communities

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Proven collaborator and effective communicator

• Able to navigate complex environments with multiple internal and external stakeholders

• Understanding of quantitative and qualitative data analysis, mapping and design

• Fluency in spoken and / or written Spanish is desirable

Salary and benefits

The generous benefits program includes a competitive salary; fully paid medical, dental and vision care; leave and sick leave; retirement account and company contributions; and time and resources for professional development.

Application process

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and relevant work products (10 pages maximum) as soon as possible to [email protected]. Please refer to “Project Manager-Planning” in the email. The position will remain open until it is filled. People of color and applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

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