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Senior Planner

Senior Planner



San Antonio, TX



Able City imagines cities to be sustainable, equitable, bikeable, and accessible so that its citizens are healthier, empowered, and more connected. Our mission-driven team integrates architecture, planning, economic development, and community engagement to create the building blocks and provide momentum to enable communities to thrive. To that end, we advocate in the community, and thus are familiar with the values and concerns of our fellow citizens. We plan communities and design structures that align with these values. 


We are committed to the equitable evolution of cities by engaging residents, clients and community leaders to help them define what is needed to improve their quality of life and develop beautiful and effective design and planning solutions that respond to those needs. Our company’s shared value proposition is that our competitive advantage and financial success is tied to our ability to create positive social and economic impacts in the communities where we work


We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled, and creative professional planner that strengthens our culture and will be a lead contributor in our planning and urban design projects that include some high profile catalytic projects throughout Texas. This person will focus on developing  land use regulation, housing initiatives, mobility and corridor plans, and comprehensive and master plans that strengthen communities.  


You will be asked to:

  • Lead contributor on comprehensive plans, land use studies, neighborhood master plans, corridor plans, and other regulating plans.
  • Thorough knowledge of GIS software and its application for plans mentioned above
  • Developes outlines for review for plans mentioned above
  • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social & economic issues
  • Understands and can be lead coordinator for transportation plans, studies and analyses on regional basis
  • Works in regional program areas relating to natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, coastal zone management and others
  • Presents reports and other findings to planning and zoning boards and commissions, and elected officials
  • Attends evening and weekend meetings as necessary
  • Supervises more junior planners within organization
  • Verify that projects and policies are in compliance with state, county, and local code, ordinances, and regulations 
  • Write ordinances and regulations relating to development controls
  • Verify that projects and policies are in compliance with state, county, and local code, ordinances, and regulations 
  • Assist in reviewing development proposals and site plans for compliance, rezonings, ordinance amendments, special use permits, and more
  • Assist in the authoring of in-house planning assets such as: model libraries, graphic templates and standards, presentations, policy and ordinance libraries


Knowledge base:

  • Demographics and economics data research in support of development activities such as market studies
  • Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of planning
  • Well-developed knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as land use planning/zoning, transportation planning, environmental planning, urban design, housing, historic preservation or economic development
  • Knowledge and experience in construction processes
  • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection
  • Knowledge of effective writing techniques
  • Knowledge of computer programs and applications, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications econometric or transportation modeling, and database management
  • GIS programs and applications

Preferred skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials or other decision-makers
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined planning problems
  • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Ability to provide effective supervision and staff management
  • Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines
  • Ability to facilitate in-person and virtual public participation activities
  • Confident facilitating in-person and virtual public participation activities


  • Master’s in planning-related field
  • At least 6 years of experience
  • Experience with land use planning/zoning, transportation planning, environmental planning, urban design, housing, and economic development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Travel is sometimes required
  • AICP certification
  • CNU Accreditation preferred 

Salary and benefits: 

Salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including 10 paid holidays, 10 days of paid leave and 5 days of sick leave, sustainability incentives for work commute, and a work-from-home allotment; a 401(k) program; and health coverage.

Marketing Manager


Location: San Antonio (preferred)


Able City is a firm that integrates architecture, planning, economic development, and community engagement to achieve virtuous cycles that lead to thriving cities. 

Able City is contributing to the evolution of cities by helping citizens define quality of life and responding to these community needs through our proven methodologies, planning, and design work.

We have a passionate office culture centered around our company’s value proposition to make cities great places for everyone. We are looking for an enthusiastic creative that strengthens our culture and can help us articulate our mission and professional experience in statements of qualifications, social media, and other publications.



  • Track and update our CRM suite
  • Identify and outline requirements of solicitations
  • Execute and manage multiple responses to solicitations
  • Manage Adobe InDesign templates 
  • Manage the updating of a company-wide project information and marketing database 
  • Write and update collateral materials for project descriptions, proposals, website, social media, presentations
  • Evaluate and monitor campaign performance on an ongoing basis by analyzing key metrics and creating reports
  • Coordinate relationships with external team members to ensure high-quality and timely execution of marketing materials and messaging
  • Represent the company at all times with pride for the value proposition they bring to the market 



  • Experience in creative writing across various channels – proposals, publications, social media, websites (submit writing samples and one-paragraph that articulates why you want to work at Able City)
  • Detail-oriented with excellent writing, grammar, and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency with Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InCopy)
  • Strong foundation in graphic quality
  • Experience in the architecture and engineering industry is highly preferred
  • Ability to represent the company with respect and with regard to the contributions they are making to the industry.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to connect with others and forge strong relationships; comfortable working with a broad range of people 
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities; comfortable with performing several tasks concurrently



  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, architecture, planning, public policy, marketing, communications, or other relevant field
  • 3 years of similar or transferable work experience


Contact information 

Mario A. Pena  |  mario@able.city  |  www.able.city

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