ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Bloomberg Associates (BA) is an international consulting service founded by Michael R. Bloomberg, the 108th Mayor of New York City and Founder of Bloomberg LP, as a philanthropic venture. BA’s mission is to help city governments improve the quality of life of their citizens. Directed by a team of globally recognized experts and industry leaders, the consultancy works to improve urban environments by collaborating with cities to develop best practices, build consensus and foster key relationships. Through its guidance and mentorship, BA delivers actionable insights and plans to cities across eight (8) different focus areas: Cultural Assets Management, Marketing & Communications, Media and Digital Strategies, Municipal Integrity, Social Services, Sustainability, Transportation, and Urban Planning.
The Urban Planning team serves as a strategic advisor to cities as they endeavor to create a thriving public realm, high‐quality open spaces, lively and safe streets, and a thoughtful built environment, and confront complex land use and demographic challenges. The team provides mentorship and direct consulting to mayors and their senior leaders in Master Planning, Neighborhood Revitalization, Land Use Planning, Housing and Community Development, Public Space, and in related fields to help achieve key goals.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Bloomberg Associates (BA) seeks an Urban Planning Team Project Manager to conceptualize, develop, and manage a range of projects relating to urban planning, public realm transformation, and urban economic development for multiple client cities. The Project Manager will serve as a core member of the Urban Planning team, working in close collaboration with his/her fellow teammates and colleagues across the organization to provide innovative, high quality advisory services and support to client cities.
S/he must be an experienced urban planning professional, with his or her core experience in land use planning. S/he would ideally also have expertise in the areas of economic development, such as crafting economic revitalization strategies, formulating public private partnerships, developing governance and management structures, and developing affordable housing and community development strategies.
S/he must be a strategic thinker with proven expertise in project management, analytical skills relating to urban planning, a service oriented mindset, attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. S/he must be a team player who can manage projects from start to end, work with many stakeholders, and thrive in a fast‐paced, results‐driven environment. The ideal candidate would have experience working with government officials in international and domestic cities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Diagnose physical and social challenges and opportunities of sites, neighborhoods and districts and formulate strategic ideas and recommendations
Conduct in‐depth land use and site analysis, from both on-the-ground and desk-based analysis, and formulate strategic conclusions/ideas
Review, analyze and craft recommendations around zoning policies and tools
Evaluate and advise on land use approval processes
Analyze development patterns, density, land use projections and demographic trends
Assess physical and spatial assets and challenges and identify relevant solutions in the areas of waterfront revitalization, vacant and underutilized land, etc.
Craft economic and neighborhood revitalization strategies
Design and develop management and governance structures
Structure public private partnerships
Analyze economic conditions and market forces
Assess feasibility of public projects and public/private projects
Design policies that support the growth of specific industries and attract investment
Determine phasing strategies for public projects
Structure innovative public-private development scenarios and financing deals to implement projects
Craft strategies relating to equity and housing affordability
Project and Process Management
Manage multiple, simultaneous projects from beginning to end, in line with client expectations
Conduct research and analysis and synthesize key findings into high‐quality, easily understandable documents, graphics, presentations and talking points
Prepare client‐ready memos, reports, presentations and other deliverables
Craft proposals for engagement with prospective city clients
Work closely across Bloomberg Associate teams to evaluate and develop opportunities for collaboration
Stakeholder Engagement and Influencing
Organize and lead calls, meetings, events and workshops with clients, partners, collaborators and key stakeholders
Independently and credibly represent the team in meetings with senior‐level clients, partners and stakeholders
Regularly travel to client cities to meet with clients and other key stakeholders
Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or a closely related degree
5 – 10 years’ experience in urban planning or a closely related field
Experience administering and managing multiple projects
Demonstrated understanding of urban planning processes typical within cities (land use review, real estate development processes, etc.)
Excellent research, writing, communication and analytical skills
Language skills are desirable, especially Spanish and/or French
Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop skills desirable
Experience living and working abroad is a plus
Passion for exploring cities and working with local governments
LOCATION: New York City, with approximately 30% - 50% travel
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY:
Bloomberg Associates is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds