Type: Full-time, salaried position. Open until filled.
Location: Berkeley or Los Angeles, CA
Relevant Experience: 8 - 12 years
About Raimi + Associates
Raimi + Associates is a mission-driven planning, policy, urban design, and research firm with offices in Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. 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 address the complexity of communities, R+A integrates interrelated disciplines — land use and urban design, sustainability and green building, public health and equity, and community engagement — into planning and applied research efforts. Our work environment is fast-paced, casual, and fun.
About This Position
We are seeking a project manager to join our growing practice in either Berkeley or Los Angeles. The ideal candidate should be an independent self-starter who is comfortable taking on responsibility, is organized, and has the skills and experience to be focused and effective within the fast-paced demands of a consulting firm. The candidate will work on and oversee portions of a wide variety of projects currently underway at R+A, including general plans, specific plans, and other planning documents, and help grow our comprehensive planning practice.
The position involved a range of responsibilities, including project management and leading physical planning, policy writing, and community engagement. The ideal candidate will manage day-to-day project activities, including client communication, deliverable schedules, work products, and oversee and direct the work of other staff members and subconsultants. The candidate will significantly contribute to a variety of planning efforts, including writing, research, and policy development; developing and leading with public engagement activities, including workshops, focus groups, and advisory committees; and business development, including writing proposals and advanced marketing.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in planning, urban design, or closely related field
Minimum of 8-12 years of relevant work experience in the planning field. A significant proportion of the experience must be work completed in California
Experience working on a variety of planning projects including General Plans, Specific Plans, zoning codes, etc.
Experience managing all aspects of planning projects, including budgets, schedules, and client communications
Proven ability to lead a team of staff members and/or subconsultants
Experience shaping and implementing public engagement programs in diverse 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 desired
Salary and Benefits
Generous benefits package includes a competitive salary; fully paid medical, dental, and vision; vacation and sick days; retirement account and company-sponsored contributions; and time and resources for professional development.
If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant work products (10 pages max) in PDF format as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Project Manager-Planning” in the subject line of the email. The position will remain open until filled. People of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Raimi + Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diversified workforce. Selection is based on merit without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.