Urban Designer

East Bay · Berkeley, California
Department East Bay
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Competitive

The following description is for Associate level Urban Designer, however, other levels may also be considered depending on qualifications.


M-Group exists to bring innovative and effective planning solutions to Bay Area cities. Since the creation of the firm in 2006, we have brought high-caliber planning services to over 65 Bay Area communities.  M-Group’s planners have extensive experience working on large, complex and high-profile projects and our staff brings together a range of accomplishments and a wealth of real-world experiences. Our staff enjoys working with a variety of planning professionals in many different settings and with many different agencies where they gain excellent experience in the profession.

 

Visit us at http://www.m-group.us to learn more.

 

    ASSOCIATE URBAN DESIGNER JOB DESCRIPTION

    Job Criteria:

    The Associate Urban Designer’s primary responsibility is to contribute to the development of design ideas and discrete design and written tasks in support of the team’s daily operations.

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Develop urban design and planning concepts incorporating site planning, landscape design, transportation and infrastructure systems.
    • Be accountable for the successful completion of assigned tasks and contribute to the final production of deliverables
    • Contribute to the development and execution of design ideas
    • Assist with report writing, including the development of supporting graphic content
    • Participate proactively in marketing and business development efforts, including the preparation of qualifications, proposals, and scopes of services

    Skills Required:

    • An understanding of building typologies and building systems and how they impact urban form
    • Basic understanding of placemaking and community design (building, street, and public space types plus associated principles)
    • Ability to communicate verbally, in writing, and through graphic drawings
    • Demonstrated creative ability, including urban, architectural, and graphic design
    • Project organization
    • Community engagement capabilities
    • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, and proficient graphic visualization abilities
    • Strong technical skills and experience in coordinating and executing urban design projects at a variety of scales
    • Familiarity with the application of zoning and building codes and an understanding of regulatory environments and development approvals
    • Proven experience in technical documentation of urban design projects
    • Excellent communication skills with clients, consultants, and project teams
    • Ability to coordinate work-streams, problem-solve, check documents, and deliver projects

    Education and Experience

    • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in urban design, city planning, landscape architecture, or architecture
    • 3-5 years professional experience


    METROPOLITAN PLANNING GROUP (M-GROUP) delivers innovative and effective planning solutions throughout the Bay Area.


    A new design on urban planning

    Our story is one of teamwork, innovation and collaboration. We grow with our team members. We foster the creativity and expertise of our planners by providing the right environment for initiative and self-determination. We believe that by supporting our teammates’ curiosity and continuing self-improvement our firm will continue to grow our in-house talent and potential.  Our company culture encourages M-Group staff to think big, have fun, and create great plans for our communities. We work in an open, mutually supportive, and collaborative manner. We strive to retain employees by providing job satisfaction and solid paths to meaningful work and career growth.

     

    WHY JOIN M-GROUP?

    Because We Think of the Future:

    We are a socially responsible firm and work to address pressing issues in our evolving communities. We underscore our work with a commitment to respect the natural and man-made environments by planning for long-term sustainability.


    Because We are Dedicated to the Profession:

    We hire the most talented and experienced planners and give them the support they need to expand their knowledge and passion. As a firm and as planners, we uphold the AICP Code of Ethics in everything we do.


    Because We are Committed to Our Staff:

    Our company culture encourages M-Group staff to think big, have fun, and create great plans for our communities. We work in an open, mutually supportive, and collaborative manner. We strive to retain employees by providing job satisfaction and solid paths to career growth.

     

    WHAT WE OFFER:

    • Competitive Wages
    • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Life Insurance
    • Profit Sharing
    • 401k Retirement Plan
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • Paid Holidays
    • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
    • Short- & Long-Term Disability
    • Professional Development Reimbursement
    • Referral Bonuses

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    • Location
      Berkeley, California
    • Department
      East Bay
    • Employment Type
      Full-Time
    • Minimum Experience
      Mid-level
    • Compensation
      Competitive