Urban Planner/Designer Project Manager

About Antero Group:

Antero Group is an award-winning civil engineering, urban planning, and strategic consulting firm with offices in Chicago, Denver, and Dallas-Fort Worth. We are a team of passionate, creative, and driven engineers, planners, and designers that envision a world where sustainability, resilience, and social equity is business-as-usual. We leverage interdisciplinary teams, design-oriented thinking, and collaborative processes to deliver innovative and effective solutions for our clients and the communities they serve.

About the Job:

Antero Group is seeking a talented and highly motivated Urban Planner/Designer Project Manager to join our growing teams in Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth. This position will provide exposure to a diverse portfolio of urban planning and design projects within the public, private, and civic sectors. The selected candidate will report to Antero’s Director of Urban Planning and work with multidisciplinary teams to support a variety of project types including comprehensive plans, capital improvement projects, corridor studies, sub-area plans, transit-oriented development plans, green infrastructure plans, site master plans, community visioning processes, and others. Diverse candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

At Antero Group you will:

  • Work in a collaborative, dynamic, and multidisciplinary environment with other professionals that include civil engineers, urban planners, urban designers, public health professionals, and economic development experts.
  • Be a key contributor to Antero’s Chicago office while also supporting projects in Dallas-Forth Worth, Denver, and other market areas.
  • Manage a portfolio of projects—including establishing and managing project budgets—and ensuring the projects are delivered on time, on budget, and in a way that meets or exceeds the clients’ expectations.
  • Apply your knowledge of urban planning and design concepts, methods, and tools to prepare high-quality design outputs including maps, drawings/renderings, graphic illustrations, technical specifications, presentations, web content, and other assets.
  • Design and facilitate community outreach and engagement activities including visioning workshops, design charrettes, stakeholder meetings, surveys, and more.
  • Conduct site visits to gather baseline information, confirm the project scope of work and design intent, and support project team members throughout all phases of project delivery.
  • Assist Antero staff in implementing marketing and business development strategies, including proposals.
  • Coordinate with Antero Group staff to ensure smooth business operations and project delivery.
  • Identify opportunities for continual process improvements and innovations.
  • Contribute to the development Antero Group’s design approach and standards.


Successful candidates will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, or a related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years of professional experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of project management experience.
  • Strong grasp of project management concepts, methods, and tools.
  • Excellent writing/editing, research and analysis (qualitative, quantitative, and geospatial), and communication skills. Excellent creative thinking and design skills.
  • A high proficiency in current design and project management software packages including, but not limited to, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and deliver design solutions for various formats.
  • A desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple long-term projects and immediate tasks, concurrently.
  • Ability to work well on teams and individually.
  • Legal eligibility to work in the U.S. and a current driver’s license.
  • AICP preferred.

Antero Group offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Health benefits
  • Company wellness program
  • 401K with guaranteed company match
  • Performance-Based Bonus
  • Commission Bonus
  • Generous Vacation / PTO Policy
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Company ownership program
  • Significant participation in corporate decision-making
  • Professional Development resources and support
  • Team and client social events and outings

As a consultancy, our staff are our #1 asset. We therefore offer a highly competitive benefits package to attract and retain the best talent. Antero’s staff come from many different backgrounds, but we share a common desire to provide unmatched client services and to deliver transformative projects. Our culture is built on the principles of democratic decision making, mutual respect, service, responsiveness, and impact. We strive to equip every team member with the support they need to build a successful and rewarding career.

To apply: please send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to [email protected]