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Planner & Engagement Specialist

MAKERS architecture and urban design, LLP

Seattle, WA United States

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


  • 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.

Please send a cover letter, resume and work samples to: RachelM@makersarch.com. No phone calls please.

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
None Selected
Communications and Engagement
Salary Range