Location: Miami, FL

Senior Planning Project Manager

Salary: $87,630.40 Annually

Closing: 01/27/23 05:00 PM

Nature of Work
special planning projects within the Planning Department. An individual in this capacity will oversee a division of the Planning Department responsible for expedited review, public benefits, park planning, art in public places, and additional special projects. Work entails planning, assigning, and supervising the work of professional staff to complete projects and special studies, as well as working on assigned projects.

An incumbent will be responsible for coordinating multiple projects based on the City’s needs and may independently coordinate a project or liaise with inter-departmental City staff members or liaise with inter-departmental City staff members assigned to special and major planning projects. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining a comprehensive project portfolio; supervising, training and providing guidance to professional Planners and consultants on respective work and review of major projects; reviewing project proposals to determine time frame, funding, procedures required to complete projects, compliance with the Miami 21 Code, master plans and Development Agreements, and conferring with project personnel to ensure project is progressing on schedule; preparing project reports for the director or designee; conferring with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems; and coordinating project activities with other governmental agencies. This position will coordinate with other division leaders and departments representatives in the coordination of traffic studies, environmental impact studies, sustainability/resiliency initiatives, and economic feasibility studies as associated with large and special projects.

The exercise of independent judgment will be routinely required. This position reports to the Department Director or his/her designee.

Essential Functions

  • Manages the development of project management framework for all major and special projects compliance. Regularly attends inter-departmental coordination meetings as department’s representative to discuss special project comments and critical-path deadlines on assigned major and special projects.
  • Leads a team responsible for completing the expedited review process as required by City Code and other specialized functions, such as the Art in Public Places, Park Planning, and public benefits monitoring.
  • Coordinates with internal and external staff on evaluating special and major project’s compliance with economic analysis, traffic studies, environmental analysis, sustainability/resiliency initiatives and other City Initiatives or Priorities.
  • Assists with prioritizing major and special project requests in conjunction with City projects, including capital improvement and affordable housing projects requiring public hearing approvals through the Planning Department processes.
  • Utilizes a Public Benefits platform to provide management on critical path timelines, Development Agreements and Special Area Plan compliance of special projects.
  • Monitors metrics in the Planning Department’s permitting platform (Avolve Projectdox) for compliance of teams on-time reviews and meeting review cycle deadlines for major projects.
  • Establishes Division goals and standards of work performance and evaluates processes through strategic planning
  • Plans, directs, organizes, evaluates, and trains subordinate personnel to ensure retention of highly competent and service-oriented staff
  • Identifies and recommends possible process improvements for the Planning Department project portfolio.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in City, Regional, Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental, Geography, Public/Business Administration, Engineering or a related field
  • Thorough seven (7) years private or public sector planning experience
  • Considerable four (4) years related supervisory experience.
  • Certifications in the design or planning professions, such as a LEED Accredited Professional (AP), Congress of New Urbanism (CNU) or memberships in Urban Land Institute (ULI), American Institute of Architects (AIA), or American Planning Association (APA) are desired.

OR An equivalent combination of education and experience beyond a high school diploma or its equivalent and two (2) years of the required experience mentioned above.

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