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Jacobs Urban Design Practice Leader – Seattle/Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Jacobs is a premier provider of facility planning/programming and consulting services to a variety of government, institutional, military, and corporate clients. These services include feasibility studies, project development studies, design guidelines, facility master plans, workplace strategies, visioning sessions, portfolio strategies, and real estate advisory services meant to enhance our clients’ business efficiencies. The successful candidate will collaborate with Jacobs’ Advance Planning Group (APG), which includes professionals within three specific service lines - Facility Strategies, Urban Design and Planning, and Visual Media. The APG team includes facility programmers, architects, interior designers, engineers, business analysts, workplace strategists, planners, landscape architects, graphic designers, and other related disciplines.

The selected individual will be primarily responsible for the growth and development of an inclusive, diverse, and sustainable regional urban design and planning practice, with an emphasis in the Seattle and Portland markets. The role will require close collaboration with multiple business lines to develop and promote opportunities of the practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop new partnerships, client networks, and marketing strategies for the urban design and planning practice

  • Lead and manage urban design and planning projects, and a multi-disciplinary team of planners and designers collaboratively to deliver and pursue work across different regions and offices

  • Exhibit leadership attributes driving a culture of trust, respect and performance

  • Participate in the growth and development of other key geographies and market teams including key pursuits, thought leadership and client relationships to deliver comprehensive and integrated strategy across all key service lines and markets

  • Create a recruitment and talent development plan to match and support the needs of the team

  • Work with sales teams and other market leaders to keep the sales pipeline, develop proposals, and participate in regular market and sales meetings

  • Cultivate new and existing client relationships and network into the organization across Jacobs markets and service lines as well as key regional markets.

  • Develop, evaluate and monitor the execution of projects and local group performance against work plans and other key metrics

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or related fields. Master’s degree preferred

  • Experience in leading City of Seattle’s Major Institute Master Plan (MIMP) or comparable scale of master planning effort

  • Strong experience in regional policy and physical planning of inner urban redevelopment and transportation network in Pacific Northwest

  • Knowledge of environmental policies and SEPA/NEPA compliance

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience

  • Must demonstrate excellent writing, oral, presentation, and graphic communication skills

  • Abilities to work remote or in hybrid mode independently

Ideally, Here's What You'll Aslo Have:

  • Professional License/Registration (RLA, AICP, or AIA) in at least one of the 50 United States

  • LEED Accredited Professional is preferred.

  • Experience in healthcare or hospital facilities is strongly preferred

  • Participate in key local/regional industry organizations.

  • Project engagement experience in diverse or multi-lingual communities is a plus

  • PMP certification preferred

  • Willingness to travel within the region, nationally, and internationally on a limited basis

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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