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Urban Planning / Design Market Sector Leader - Domestic

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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Urban Planning / Design Market Sector Leader - Domestic

Location: Washington, DC


Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential. Our 5,000+ practitioners networked across 46 offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether we are refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.

Your Role

As the Urban Planning Designer Market Sector Leader- Domestic, you will lead and grow our domestic/regional practice.  Project work will require a focus on:  new urban development, transit-oriented development, revitalization and neighborhood redevelopment, comprehensive and small area plans and site-scale master planning.  Facilitation, public presentation and community engagement work will also be required. Specific skills include the ability to:

  • Grow new client relationships and lead the proposal process for new projects;
  • Develop, manage and maintain client relationships;
  • Provide strong design direction on projects;
  • Lead a team of skilled design professionals aligning abilities and career objectives;
  • Incorporate current planning trends regarding transportation, sustainability and community engagement into work.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture and/or urban planning and design; Master’s a plus
  • Licensure
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience
  • Excellent hand-drawing skills
  • Significant domestic experience with public and private sectors in the Southeast region a plus
  • Proven track record building business with an exceptional reputation in the community
  • Have a passion for design
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite and Sketchup
  • Revit a plus

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities. 

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes.   We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.   Please submit resume and work samples to be considered for this position.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply





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