Planner & Engagement Specialist 

Employer: MAKERS Architecture and Urban Design, LLP
Job Title: Planner & Engagement Specialist
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Seattle, WA
Opening Date: 11/30/2018
Closing Date: Open until filled 

Job Description: MAKERS Architecture and Urban Design is seeking a creative, independent, and collaborative individual to lead a variety of land use planning, community engagement, and facilities planning projects.


  • Five years minimum experience managing projects or tasks within the planning, community engagement, urban design, and/or facilities planning fields
  • Degree in planning, communications, public administration, social sciences, landscape architecture, architecture, or related field
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Outstanding administrative, organization, and project management skills, including the ability to work independently and proactively
  • Ability to produce, track, and manage deliverables with overlapping deadlines in a fast-paced, high-expectation environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, such as humor and empathy, and grounded in principles of racial and social equity
  • Ability to facilitate focus groups, workshops, charrettes, roundtables, large group dialogues, etc.
  • Ability to build long-term relationships with clients • Ability to solve problems and resolve conflicts 
  • Proficient in MS Office and competency with Adobe InDesign

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong graphic design skills and competency with GIS 
  • Enjoys research and analysis; has experience summarizing best practices, creating charts and graphics to communicate analysis, etc
  • Knowledge of sustainable and resilient community, building, and site design
  • Ability to travel
  • Multiple language skills are a plus
  • Candidates with less experience that can demonstrate strong capabilities will also be considered.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and work samples to: [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Supplemental Information: MAKERS has been a leader in the urban, facilities, and military planning and design fields for 45 years, consistently taking on and shaping projects that help our clients, communities, and the profession. As a women-owned small business, MAKERS believes staff with diverse backgrounds enrich and benefit our team, firm, and community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.