Regional leader of planning

55000-100,000 per annum
09 Apr 2018
06 May 2018
Job Type

I am working with a leading global design consultancy to recruit for a regional leader of Planning, this role joins the Regional Market Business Unit



  • Is an extended member of the Planning firm-wide leadership team and participates in defining the vision, strategy, and business plans for the firm-wide practice
  • Is the primary representative for Planning in their region
  • Will occasionally serve as principal-in-charge (PIC) for Planning projects
  • Understands the industry, regional client sensitivities, and market drivers
  • Participates with other Planning Regional Leaders and Directors of Planning in firm-wide activities


  • Responsible for promoting and maintaining design reputation.
  • Leads design teams, providing overall design direction to ensure high-quality design.
  • Responsible for conceptual design excellence; initiates project design and idea discussions.


  • Is the primary Planning Liaison with the regional business unit
  • Is responsible the successful execution of the defined practice goals and business plan
  • May serve as Principal-In-Charge (PIC) and/or Project Manager on one or more projects
  • Regularly reports regional status to Planning firm-wide leadership team
  • Assists in preparing project fee and workload projections
  • With the appointed PM, is responsible for regional Planning project performance

Business Development?

  • Maintains and grows current client relationships
  • Proactively seek out new opportunities and prospects
  • Participates in regional Planning marketing and business development opportunities, proposals, interviews and presentations
  • Regularly participates in the Planning industry activities by way of speaking, presenting and/or writing to enhance the Planning practice’s thought leadership

Staff Development

  • Serves as mentor/advisor to Planning related regional staff 
  • Leads Planning input on regional staff performance evaluations, including recommendations for bonus and promotion
  • Participates in recruiting of Planning related staff


  • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, urban design or planning, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Registration with current license required if offered in your region.
  • LEED AP or GA required within 12 months of employment


  • Demonstrated creativity, passion and interest in design and planning of Planning focused projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IDP).
  • Ability to manage the Planning department with a collaborative leadership style which puts value on relationships, both internal and external.
  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, GIS, Ecotect, and InDesign graphic software preferred.
  • Proficiency in BIM, Revit and NewForma preferred.

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