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Project Manager: Planning and Urban Design


Mithun is looking for a highly collaborative, multi-faceted Planner/Urban Designer and Project Manager with 7+ years of professional experience to join our team. You will lead complex projects of all scales – primarily sustainable community, corridor, and district plans plus design guidelines – with a focus on physical planning and implementation. This includes an understanding of transit-oriented development, sustainable urban development, mixed-use projects, land use code, and healthy communities; along with knowledge of resilience, emerging public involvement/community participatory research, and equitable planning practices.

The ideal candidate has strong design and graphic sensibilities, a clear understanding of integrating multiple scales, and the ability to keep a project on track to create success for private, public, institutional, and non-profit clients. Your excellent communication skills, proven experience in entitlement processing, strong analytic/research skills, and ability to work with diverse groups will result in vibrant, economically sound places that move the needle on sustainable urbanism.

Qualifications include highly effective oral, written, and listening skills, efficient team management, proven experience navigating entitlements and presenting before advisory/regulatory bodies, and developing engaging client relationships. Experience with Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, tribal planning, and/or in the states of Hawaii and California are a plus. A Bachelor’s or Master’s professional design degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban Design is required.  An additional degree in a complimentary discipline including Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, or Public Health is a plus. Proficiency with MS Office, InDesign, and GIS is preferred. Experience with Revit, scenario modeling (Envision Tomorrow, Community Viz, etc), and bilingual skills are a plus. Professional certification and/or licensing is required, in addition to holding or working towards LEED® accreditation. Membership and leadership in professional organizations such as APA, ULI, and EcoDistricts are desired.

At Mithun, our design has purpose—to create positive change in people’s lives. We are an internationally recognized leader in sustainability, combining exemplary design with a focus on building and site performance, human health and social equity. Since the inception of the practice in 1949, our work has been recognized with hundreds of peer and industry awards including six AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten project recognitions. Mithun is ranked among the top firms in the nation by Architect magazine.