Skeo Solutions offers a multidisciplinary approach to navigating the complex issues facing local communities, state governments and federal agencies. Using tailored analysis, we provide innovative and collaborative solutions to pressing issues in environmental stewardship, social equity and economic opportunity.
Our relatively small, dedicated staff represents a broad range of disciplines and skill sets. Our diversity and size allow us to be nimble, quickly forming project teams that are responsive to our clients’ complex technical needs while providing highly personalized customer service.
With staff located throughout the United States, we provide a geographic reach seldom found in a firm our size. Using state-of-the-art information sharing and collaboration tools and an unequaled commitment to teamwork, we deliver innovative, just-in-time solutions for our clients.
Mid-Level Planning Associate
About the Position:
Skeo Solutions is an employee focused consulting firm providing innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary solutions to complex and pressing issues in environmental stewardship, social equity and economic opportunity.
We are seeking a motivated, flexible and team-oriented Mid-Level Planning Associate to join the Skeo team in the San Francisco Bay Area or our headquarters office in Charlottesville, VA. A primary responsibility will be leading and supporting community planning projects in a team setting. Focus areas include environmental justice, watershed planning, green infrastructure and brownfield reuse. Responsibilities will include project management, community engagement, land use planning, map development, conceptual site design, coordinating with government agencies and community organizations, and developing final documents. Ideal candidates will have exceptional communications skills, experience organizing and managing multi-faceted projects, interest in community engagement, and willingness to travel an average of 3-5 days per month at various locations throughout the U.S. The selected candidate will also provide support to a range of company projects that may include guidance and document development, GIS analysis and map development, graphic design, and community engagement, depending upon skill set.
This is a fulltime position (approximately 40 hours/week) eligible for full benefits (including health, dental and life insurance, paid time off, and 401k participation with an employer match). Depending on the location of the selected applicant, this will be a telework position in the San Francisco Bay Area or located at the headquarters office in Charlottesville, VA. Throughout the term of employment, both employee and employer will retain the right to terminate employment in accordance with state law.
- Master’s degree in planning, landscape architecture or related field.
- At least three years of experience organizing or managing multi-faceted projects.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- Proficient with Arc GIS and InDesign programs.
- Community engagement or facilitation experience.
- Located in the San Francisco Bay Area or near Charlottesville, VA.
- Graphic design skills.
- Strong project management skills.
- Previous experience working with government agencies or community organizations.
- Previous experience working with ethnically diverse and/or economically disadvantaged communities.
- Understanding of environmental justice and equity principles.
- Experience in watershed planning, green infrastructure, or brownfield reuse.
- Willingness to travel for an average of 3-5 days per month throughout the United States.
Please submit required application materials, including a resume and portfolio by August 31, 2015 by clicking http://skeo.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2b5yqwq53pg. The portfolio should include a graphic design sample, a writing sample such as a memo, report or guidance document, and a planning example such as a concept plan at the site or community scale. In addition to taking part in interviews, final candidates may be asked to demonstrate their abilities to perform the required work by completing example exercises. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Skeo Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer: all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.