Planning Team Leader - 1997226

Planning Team Leader

Our client is seeking an energetic and experienced Planner to join their team of planners and landscape architects at their office in Downtown Albuquerque. We are looking for someone who will be a thoughtful and innovative leader that is passionate about planning for our local and regional communities across New Mexico. The ideal candidate will continue our strong planning leadership role in New Mexico and expand into new markets; new technologies; mentor our existing planning team; and demonstrate our core values – purpose, integrity, enthusiasm, and innovation.

Minimum Requirements

·        Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning or Urban Planning.

·        10 to 15 years of professional experience, including managing planning projects and multi-disciplinary project teams.

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

·        Experience in marketing and business development.

·        Ability to work and thrive in a collaborative team environment.

  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet internal and external project deadlines.

Core Technical Skills

·        Excellence in technical writing.

·        Excellence in communication, public speaking, and facilitation of public meetings.

·        Understanding and competency in all facets of community planning, preparation of long-range documents, qualitative and quantitative methods, and zoning entitlements.

·        Familiarity with Albuquerque, New Mexico communities, and state enabling legislation (e.g. Comprehensive Planning, Zoning, Subdivision, Affordable Housing Act, Metropolitan Redevelopment Act, etc.).

·        Practitioner of active listening.

·        Strong ability to develop, nurture, and maintain client relationships.

·        Proficiency in software applications - InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Bluebeam.


·        High degree of confidence and charisma.

·        Strong track record and past performance.

·        Strong work ethic.

·        Ability to manage multiple projects and clients.

·        Exhibit passion for planning, particularly long-range planning.

·        Supervise, co-manage, and mentor planning staff.

·        Strong marketing skills.


·        The position will start as an Associate and will be part of the Management Team.

·        Work hours are anticipated to average 50 hours a week.

·        Salaried position with quarterly bonuses that are commensurate with effort and results and includes a monthly car allowance.

·        The successful candidate is anticipated to grow into an ownership and leadership role over the next 2 to 3 years.



Benefits include a 401k plan and retirement/profit sharing plan; professional membership dues; professional development; paid time off (PTO); and health and dental insurance. 

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