Job Posting

Urban Design Architect

Company / Agency

Community Planning and Development

Position Closes

Wed, April 18th 2018

Experience Level

Mid 2 (4-8 Years)


Not Required

Salary Range

$72,414.00 - $115,862.00

Job Description



Community Planning and Development is seeking a creative and experienced Architect with an Urban Design background to serve as a Development Project Manager.  The Development Project Manager will direct and manage the coordinated review process for major development projects to provide a single point of contact (from project inception to completion) that ensures that the entire review and approval process is timely, well-coordinated, efficient and predictable with the focus on successful project outcomes.  Projects are assigned based on the level of urban design necessity and complexity, which includes the number of processes involved, size, valuation, singular characteristics, etc., and the needs of the customer.





About Our Job





Development Project Managers meet with customers early in the conceptual stages of the development process to provide critical information about milestones and critical paths for the developer.  They are responsible for managing the project, providing project updates, resolving conflicts between policies, codes and regulations across internal city departments and agencies and external entities, such as, Denver Water and Xcel Energy to track and document the history of a project through the review and approval process.  Development Project Managers are not expected to be advocates or expeditors, but rather project management liaisons leading and managing the review process with an emphasis on achieving successful outcomes. 
This position includes a multitude of design review responsibilities within the Development Project Management team and will review site plan submittals for compliance with urban design standards and guidelines when applicable.  The position requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of architectural, site planning and development principles, practices, and procedures.  
Responsibilities involve applying relevant codes, including zoning, and urban design standards focused on successful place-making to create well-designed outcomes through review of development plan proposals.  
Responsibilities include review of development permit applications for completeness, accuracy, conformance to applicable regulations and coordination/distribution of applications for review by appropriate section/agencies within established timeframes. 
The position requires the balancing of multiple projects of different scopes and scales, ability to work closely with other city departments/agencies and external agencies to manage customer expectations.





About You





Our ideal candidate has:

  • Strong analytic capabilities, experience in urban design and zoning codes, strong oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally in a team-orientated environment and externally to provide assistance, work cooperatively and effectively with others to assess needs, set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance project effectiveness. 
  • The ability to set well-defined and realistic personal goals, display a high level of initiative, display innovative ideas, and a commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner - work with minimal supervision and is motivated to achieve and have a commitment to providing quality customer service.  
  • The ability to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously and have a working knowledge of GIS and graphic programs related to project design. 

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Two years of professional urban design experience including design of architectural projects and site plans which shape an urban environment plus the creation and rendering of urban design plans and concepts.

Education/Experience Equivalency:
A Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of the experience requirement. 
Licensure and/or Certification:
Registration as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Registration at the time of application. Registration as an Architect by another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement provided that the applicant has Colorado registration by the end of the probationary period.





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