Senior Planner

Concord, MA

Posted: 4/21/22
Deadline: 8/31/22

About This Organization

DSK | Dewing Schmid Kearns is an award-winning 35+ person design firm with offices in Concord and South Dartmouth, MA. Our practice provides meaningful opportunities for our employees to advance the missions of our clients and make positive contributions to society. Our studios represent the creative output of the Firm and our culture. At DSK, the successful candidate will be joining a team of talented individuals who are passionate about providing their clients the highest quality planning and design. We have a full-time position for an experienced, capable, and detail-oriented Senior Planner in our Concord office.

Job Duties

– Collaborate on Firm projects, including programming, planning, conceptual design, schematic design,
and design development
– Provide design leadership to team members for all phases of the project from conception through
– Prepare, develop, and monitor, with team members as appropriate, conceptual
designs, material, and concept presentations
– Partner with contractors, consultants, and vendors to meet project expectations
– Conceptualize, design, and detail custom product solutions when appropriate
– Create 2d and 3d analytical and conceptual drawings, graphics, digital and physical models
– Provide research and graphic design support on master planning and space programming feasibility
– Analyze various datasets, including campus space, scheduling, and financial modeling
– Prepare presentations that help our clients understand issues and potential solutions
– Present ideas and materials to various client groups, including students, faculty, senior leadership, and
board members
– Develop project summary reports, organizing graphics and text to support project outcomes
– Maintain working knowledge of current techniques, products, materials, and systems
– Employ advanced sustainability planning practices
– Mentor junior staff
– Contribute to office activities, Firm initiatives, and professional development
– Forecast and Manage project budgets while meeting established targets
– Ability to bring in new gross revenue fees, increasing annually
– Project management including coordination and running of work sessions and meetings, developing
meeting minutes and notes, and multiple forms of communication
– Other duties as required

Required Qualifications

– Bachelor’s or Higher degree with 7+ years’ experience in planning, architecture, and/or urban design
– Able to use a variety of communication and media techniques in the development and documentation
of a planning and design project
– Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently
– Must manage multiple projects in various stages of development
– Able to take initiative and action in response to direction or instruction
– Excellent organizational and presentation skills and written/verbal communication skills
– Able to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information
– Willingness to listen, support and learn from all members of the team
– Assumes responsibility by taking initiatives independent of others
– Excellent communication skills to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally
– Works proactively in solving problems and takes action beyond normal responsibilities
– Demonstrated ability to successfully bring to fruition all financial aspects of running a planning project
on time and on budget
– Proficiency with Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, AutoCAD, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office
– LEED AP ID+C accreditation preferred [or similar Planning Accreditation]

Other Info

Interested candidates who meet the requirements should forward a letter of interest, resume and portfolio/work samples to the attention of Mary Lou Kearns, Office Manager at Include Senior Planner Position on the subject line.

Please note that our Concord Office is located on the MBTA Commuter Rail.

DSK is an equal opportunity/affirmative action workplace and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Interested candidates who meet the requirements should forward a letter of interest, resume and portfolio/work samples.