Location: 310 Comal St Suite 100 Austin, Texas 78702
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: SENIO004218
Our Austin Studio is seeking a dynamic Sr. Urban Designer - PM for our Urban Planning team!
As a Sr. Urban Designer - PM on the Perkins&Will team, you will:
Responsible for leading all phases of the design process with a high level of proficiency and expertise while adhering to firm and project goals and standards of excellence in design, execution, and living design.
Manage project teams, fosters collaboration, and demonstrates strong and effective communication and direction which inspires high team performance, design ideas, and successful project delivery.
Define, monitor, and maintain control of the scope of work and services for the project including project schedule and work plan both to direct the project team and the client team.
Lead efforts in developing, validating, and negotiating project scope and fee, budget, and scope of services during the marketing and contract development process.
Participate in marketing opportunities and begins to develop successful client experiences.
Responsible for meeting or exceeding the financial goals established for the project and providing timely and appropriate information to Project Accountant to initiate invoicing.
Coordinate with other local governments and recommends approval or denials of proposals.
Meet with public officials and the public regarding development plans and land use.
Educate civic leaders and the public about the details of the projects scheduled for their communities.
Interpret gathered data and research.
Analyze sites, programs, and other key project elements through quantitative and qualitative means.
Develop analytical and design drawings throughout the design process using analog (through sketching and physical modeling) and digital means (through digital analyses, sketching, and modeling).
Collaborate with client and/or public to create strategic planning options.
Strategize, outline, mockup, and develop design documentation including creating and interpreting maps and diagrams, master plan reports, design guidelines, and client-ready presentation materials.
Coordinate all aspects of project deliverables.
Review, evaluate, and integrate zoning and policy requirements into project design.
Develop strategies for key urban frameworks and systems including but not limited to circulation, open space, buildings, and infrastructure.
Perform advanced development calculations according to specified standards and proposed development controls.
Lead project-related client and public discussions and presentations.
Monitors the performance of the project team and approach to ensure our quality standards and design goals are being met.
Exercise creative judgment in all aspects of the design process.
Participate actively within collaborative team settings such as: casual team interactions, design charettes, reviews, and pin-ups.
Keep open communication within the team.
Communicate ideas and thoughts in a way that inspires others.
Effectively coordinates with other design partners and consultants.
To join us, you should have:
A professional degree in Architecture and a Masters in Urban Design or Planning.
10-15+ years of experience.
Experience working with clients and consultants
Knowledge of GIS, CAD, 3D computer modeling and graphic design (e.g., Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, SketchUp, InDesign and Photoshop), including Revit
LEED GA or AP accreditation withing 6 months of hire
Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume and work samples. Include your resume and a compact, representative sample of your work (no larger than 4MB).
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