Development Specialist

Chicago Regional Office

Category: Development Services
Position Type: Full Time
Reports to: Senior Development Specialist, V.P.

Education & Certification Requirements

Bachelors Degree – Landscape Architecture

Experience Requirements:

Minimum five (5)+ years of professional experience in Landscape Design/Architecture, Planning, or
Development Services; PLUS, three (3) – five (5) years of independently managing development
projects from start to finish

Job Description:

Supervise the design and preparation of engineering, survey, landscape, and due diligence documents for projects throughout a wide range of markets, including review of plans, contract management, and project profitability for all JSD disciplines. The person in this position
serves as a Project Manager, technical specialist, staff advisor and client consultant as well as leading and mentoring junior staff.

Other Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
  • Prepare proposals for potential projects.
  • Prepare, communicate, and QA/QC client deliverables in a timely and efficient manner for projects under his/her management
  • Prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines and communicating with the Executive Leadership Group, Team Leaders and Clients
  • Be responsible for the efficient contract, billing, and collection process for projects under his/her management.
  • Develop and maintain an effective working knowledge of state, county, and municipal land development procedures and regulations
  • Participate in the selection of design teams and sub consultants and in the negotiations of fees and subcontractors.
  • Serves as a representative of the firm at both public & private meetings and presentations relative to assigned projects (i.e. plan commission, common council, board & agencies).
  • Conduct constructability reviews, due diligence, preparing exhibits and application submittal documents, zoning and ordinance coordination
  • Assist in the design/planning/review of other civil engineering projects of other managers when requested (QA/QC).
  • Communicate between departments to schedule work and establish project priorities and standards.
  • Maintains up-to-date project files, including hardcopy and electronic versions, according to JSD standards.
  • Work independently and be available to respond to clients on an as-needed basis. Must be capable of dealing with multiple responsibilities concurrently. Ability to work extended hours as required to meet client, project and/or business demands.
  • Extensive travel may be required to meet client and project expectations
  • Market the firms capabilities to establish new clients and enhance relationships with existing clients
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