Sr. Project Manager

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Job ID
Full Time


We are seeking a Sr. Project Manager to join our Planning Division in the Austin, TX office.


This position oversees specialized planning functions such as large-scale development proposals, municipal deliverables, RFPs and provides overall management of division-related and multidisciplinary planning issues. Supervises and participates in highly-complex professional planning activities and conducts business development.


At WGI, you will find talented, passionate associates providing exceptional service in collaborative, team-driven environments, all while having fun and enjoying the work they do. WGI takes pride in being one of the nation’s top consulting firms -- and we have the awards to prove it. We work to stay ahead of the curve by investing in the latest tools and technology. WGI is always looking for remarkable individuals to join our team and help us grow in our vision. If you think you are an innovative, self-motivated team-player, and want to shape your community, join our WGI team today!



  • Reviews master plans and site plans for compliance with land development regulations;
  • Provide professional planning advice and interpretation on matters related to various policy documents, and gives direction relating to various policy projects;
  • Perform and manage professional planning projects, studies, research, and analysis including long range plans, community redevelopment plans, sub-area/corridor plans, land use policy, comprehensive planning, park and recreation master plans, and school master plans;
  • Thoroughly reviews all documents for submittal, including technical documents such as due diligence reports and justification statements;
  • Create and maintain project schedules, from due diligence through entitlements and permitting;
  • Manage a multidisciplinary project team, maintaining schedules and tracking progress;
  • Serves as liaison and performs all necessary functions in support of public hearings;
  • Prepare and presents detailed written reports and implementation documents for consideration by public agencies on policy matters, special projects, and other planning matters;
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws as they relate to planning services;
  • Representation of projects before client, local government staff, zoning boards, citizen groups, and elected bodies, including evenings and weekends as needed;
  • Organize community outreach meetings, stakeholder interviews, innovative public engagement techniques, and design charrettes;
  • Preparation of project scope and budget, and responses to Request for Proposal and/or Qualifications;
  • Financial management of projects including budgets, invoicing, collections, and utilization;
  • Assist in developing a plan to expand local municipal, county and state relationships, and assist in expanding connections;
  • Assist in developing an multi-divisional government affairs strategy for long-term engagement with municipal leaders and political voices;
  • Assist in developing and managing single family, master plan, and horizontal land development clients in coordination with PLACE business development leaders;
  • Work independently and as part of a close-knit team; and
  • Report directly to the department’s


  • Bachelor's Degree in planning or a closely related field
  • 8-15 years of experience in the planning profession
  • Must be innovative, detail-oriented, experienced in highly visible/controversial projects;
  • Capable of managing multiple, high-priority assignments;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop good working relationships at various levels and to resolve complaints;
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret research data for reports and apply mathematic techniques in practical situations;
  • Reading comprehension to understand technical and legal materials;
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and Photoshop;
  • Travel to other office locations may be required;
  • Excellent written and presentation skills for effective technical report preparation and presentation;
  • Proficient in research methods and statistical principles related to urban growth and development;
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment visas

If you have what it takes to join our growing organization and want to be part of a dedicated team, please submit your resume for review by our Talent Acquisition Team. WGI provides a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an outstanding work environment. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.



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