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Bergmann Associates, Architects, Engineers, Landscape Architects & Surveyors, D.P.C. Principal Planner in Buffalo, New York

Bergmann Associates, Architects, Engineers, Landscape Architects & Surveyors, D.P.C. seeks a Principal Planner to work in our Rochester, Buffalo, or Albany locations!
What You'll Do:Work with a variety of municipalities to create custom comprehensive plans, update existing plans, and create a feeling of community through leadership across the Northeast. We specialize in public outreach and engagement, revitalization efforts, and community planning. If you're someone looking to lead a team focused on making the world around you better, and get excited about seeing plans come to fruition, this might be the perfect fit!
What We're Looking For:The ideal candidate is a licensed planning professional with 15 or more years' experience. Prior business development experience, a willingness to travel, expertise in project management, client management, and estimating, and a willingness to coach and mentor others is a must! Master's degree in Community, Regional or Urban Planning or a related field from an accredited university, or commensurate combination of bachelors degree and experience required.
What You'll Need to Be Successful:
Demonstrated experience and proficiency in project management related to large scale projects of considerable complexity within the Design Consulting Industry
Demonstrated success in business development within the Design Consulting Industry
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, to maintain confidentiality, to meet deadlines and to work in a team environment.
Able to work closely with staff as assigned by the Practice Leader and Discipline Manager(s) and maintain a positive attitude to complete projects for the client(s) according to the agreed upon schedule and budget
Demonstrated skill in public speaking to industry associations and C-suite level clients
Membership in a variety of professional Design Consulting-related practice organizations, may serve as national board member or officer
Active participation in professional, government, charitable, and social organizations and programs within the region.
Job Description (What You'll Do:)
Market to new and existing clients for obtaining project work for the company
Reinforce and support other regional Principals in generating work in their business/region
Assist in the development and execution of a plan that follows Bergmann's Strategic Business Plan for profitable growth throughout their Region and nationally
Generate more than $2.0 Million in annualized bookings with a focus on Bergmann core businesses. Work/pursuits/clients proposed outside of the current Bergmann core businesses (as defined by corporate policy) require approval from the Vice President.
Function as a Client/Program/Project Manager/senior technical specialist as appropriate
Prepare reports for the progress of each project regarding budget, quality, scheduled targets and other contractual commitments with the Vice President within their business region.
Develop the following project services in coordination with either the Vice President and/or Practice Leader and Discipline Manager(s) to complete the project for the client:
Project work plans
Man-hour budgets and schedules for projects and their component work packages with the establishment of performance indexes concerning cost and schedule in relation to budgeted performance (The Principal shall review with and obtain input from the Discipline Manager(s) necessary to complete the project with regard to staffing as it relates to schedule and budget)
Develop and use project scheduling systems and procedures including master project schedules
Coordinate with the Vice President on all activities related to business development including:
Client identification based on the Strategic Business Plan
Business development strategies including go/no-go evaluations
Assignment of business development contacts to appropriate staff
Monitoring of business development success and failures
Obtain Thought Leader recognition by presenting at conferences, publishing papers, etc.
Create, review, and sign off on contracts
Assist in identification and development of successor and participate in succession planning and staff development
Participate in merger and acquisition pursuits and decisions
Establish & maintain positive relationships with co-workers, support and build others on the team and across disciplines/offices
Be responsive to others and share information to improve efficiency and help others achieve goals; listen and engage in productive and critical debate
Suggest new ideas and processes; stay informed of developments in practice areas; view obstacles as opportunities
Get to know clients and potential clients and make connections between others at Bergmann Associates and clients, understand the client's needs, short and long-term strategies continually working towards becoming a trusted advisor
Proactively keep clients informed, suggesting next steps, ascertaining answers and solutions as needed and demonstrating integrity in all communications
All other duties as assigned. We won't ask you to do things way outside your scope, but we are one \#TeamBergmann, so "not my job" is not an option.
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