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Urban Planning Director

Southfield, MI
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Company AECOM

Job Title: Urban Planning Director

JobID: 23339-1225081

Location: Southfield, MI, 48086, USA

Description: **Business Line** Design + Planning

**Position Title** Urban Planning Director

United States of America - Michigan


**Job Summary**

As Urban Planning Director (D+P/E) this individual will be responsible for growing the Planning and Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture studios as part of Buildings+Places Michigan. In this role the D+P/E Urban Planning Practice Director will partner closely with B+P Managing Principal for Michigan, the other business lines, and MW Regional Client Account Managers. This role can be based out of the Southfield or Detroit offices.

Reporting to the B+P Managing Principal for Michigan, this individual will determine strategy for major pursuits and hiring.

The D+P/E Urban Planning Director will play a key leadership role in collaborating with our Architecture, Engineering, and Strategy+ practices on interdisciplinary pursuits, and projects where leadership across multiple disciplines and across business lines is required.

This individual will also collaborate closely with our infrastructure engineering teams on pursuits and projects, with the goal of growing a development and planning practice that capitalizes on the dominant position that AECOM has nationally, in Michigan and more specifically Detroit.

The D+P/E Urban Planning Director will collaborate and share knowledge with his/her planning and design peers across the Americas and globally to ensure that best ideas, innovations and practices are integrated into Detroit Metro.

The D+P/E Urban Planning Director will also play a critical role in providing project leadership, direction and business development in planning and urban design, together with project and client management.

As an industry thought leader, this individual will develop and implement initiatives and drive AECOM’s planning and design response to climate change, resiliency and urban infrastructure for cities.

As a recognized planning and design leader the ideal candidate will attract talent to AECOM and mentor the career growth for people in the planning team.

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, planning or similar discipline

+ 10+ years’ progressive experience, ideally in a multi-disciplinary practice, with the past 3 years spent within a senior studio/practice leadership capacity

+ Chartered or registered status with a relevant professional body is required

+ Strong portfolio of work with a focus on the design and delivery of urban planning projects

+ Demonstrably good commercial awareness, an appetite for business development, and client management skills

+ Ability to develop key and trusted client relationships that can quickly lead to new business

+ Demonstrable track record in the successful delivery of projects from proposal development to completion, including periodic project reviews, with a focus on financial controls and maintaining project schedule and budget

+ Proven experience in successfully managing teams based across multiple locations and is well regarded by peers and direct reports

+ Superior interpersonal skills including relationship building and communication at all levels and work collaboratively across the organization; listening to other points of view while still being persuasive

+ Excellent written and presentation skills with an ability to effectively communicate with senior audiences, both internally and externally. Skilled moderator for design and consultation workshops

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Master’s or Professional degree in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, planning or similar discipline.

+ Active within relevant industry organizations such as ULI, APA, ASLA, LAF

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Architecture and Design_

**_Country_** _United States of America_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _176865BR_

_Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status._


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