Marketing & Communications Account Manager - Transportation & Water/Energy Projects

Civic-minded, energetic, creative and inter-disciplinary firm specializing in communication services seeks experienced Account Manager for transportation and water/energy public agency projects. The right candidate will be a bright, accomplished, and skillful communications specialist who loves to write, research, present to clients, and manage projects. The aim of position is to design and deliver quality communications strategies and work product for the agencies and utilities that are creating a sustainable world. This boutique firm provides career opportunities to work with some of the best and the brightest professionals in the communications, marketing and design fields. Should you be selected to join this dynamic management team, you would work directly with the firm’s Partners and your expertise and talents would be relied on for strategic advise, leadership, and service delivery.


The selected candidate will: self-perform and manage projects to deliver strategic communications; coordinate with and present directly to clients; manage contracts by meeting budget and schedule goals of clients and the firm’s Partners; and skillfully deliver quality project work by creating it, as well as providing expert review of the work of our Associate team for quality and completeness.

Successful candidate will have:

• 8 years minimum of related work experience developing communications plans, interfacing with all types of media (TV, radio, print and web), conducting outreach, presenting to leaders, and facilitating meetings with at least three to five years managing projects, clients, and/or staff

An established professional network in marketing and communications with the industries we serve

A bachelors degree in: communications, marketing, journalism, political science or related field

A strong track record for managing communications services for projects that build a more sustainable future

An ability to lead a project team by exemplifying a high standard of professionalism and skill

• Ability to successfully work with the changing needs of internal project teams, external client stakeholders, and potential new clients

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with an enthusiasm for artful and correct language choices

An ability to strategically plan ahead and to utilize the full potential of office systems that streamline work processes, improve work product, and increase productivity, profit and return on investment.

Expert computer skills with the MS Office Suite, ability to use Apple computers and working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite


We reward our team members with salary and benefits commensurate with skills, experience and accomplishments:

Competitive salaries, paid time-off, sick leave, 401k pension plan, medical and group disability insurance plan

Professional development support for: participation in professional organizations, trainings and management coaching

Office social events and outings for professional development

Professional office environment in downtown San Diego, located between City Hall and Little Italy

State of the art computers and equipment

To Apply:

Please submit the following items to be considered: a PDF of your cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample that is no more than 5 pages in length. Please submit the package to: CityWorks is an equal opportunity employer.

Marketing & Communications Associate - Transportation & Water/Energy Projects

Civic-minded, energetic, creative and interdisciplinary firm specializing in communication services seeks Associate with 2+ years experience working with transportation and water /energy public agency projects. The right candidate will be bright, collaborative, and skilled with a range of communications services and interested in taking the next step in their career development. The selected candidate will be part of a team that delivers quality communications and work product for the agencies and utilities that are creating a sustainable world. This boutique firm provides career opportunities to work with some of the best and the brightest professionals in the communications, marketing and design fields. Should you be selected to join this dynamic team, you  would report directly to the firm’s Senior Account Manager and your talents would be relied on to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.


The selected candidate will: prepare and deliver a range of communications tactics including: preparing blog copy, writing newsletters and communication plans; coordinating special events; presenting ideas and progress directly to the firm’s Senior Management and Partners; conducting outreach to the community and stakeholders via in-person meetings, presentations, and managing phone and email inquiries; working within set budget hours and project schedules to prepare and deliver work; and creating high quality project work in a team environment.

Successful candidate will have:

• 2+ years minimum of related work experience in the communications field at a private-sector firm

• A passion for marketing and communications with the industries we serve

• A bachelors degree in: communications, marketing, journalism, political science or related field

• An ability to be part of an inter-disciplinary team as well as work independently to apply your communications skills

• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with an enthusiasm for artful and correct language choices

• An ability to strategically plan ahead and to proactively coordinate with the management team

• Strong skills with: MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign), and Apple computers

•Interest in becoming a more established professional through developing a professional network and participating in trainings and professional organizations


We reward our team members with salary and benefits commensurate with skills, experience and accomplishments:

• Competitive salaries, paid time-off, sick leave, 401k pension plan, medical & group disability insurance plan

• Professional development support for: participation in professional organizations, trainings and management coaching

• Office social events and outings for professional development

• Professional office environment in downtown San Diego, located between City Hall and downtown’s thriving Little Italy neighborhood

• State of the art computers and equipment

To Apply:

Please submit the following items to be considered: a PDF of your cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample that is no more than 5 pages in length. Please submit the package to:

CityWorks is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Project Manager - Architecture

Civic-minded, energetic, creative, skillful team of architects, urban planners and graphic designers seek like-minded and accomplished Project Manager for architectural projects. Skill and expertise in the documentation and coordination required to produce high quality commercial retail, restaurant and office projects is required for this position.


• An architecture degree from a four year accredited college.

• Architecture license & LEED certification a plus.

• 8-10 years of professional commercial and public agency architectural project experience.

• Freehand drawing skills to communicate concepts and detailing.

• Expert at drafting CAD construction documents, including design of construction details and developing specifications for commercial and public agency architectural design projects at the direction of Lead Architect.

• Advanced skill in drafting with AutoCAD is a must. Skill at using VectorWorks and Sketch-up is a plus. Skill at the Adobe and MS Office Suites required.

• Knowledge and expertise using the California building and accessibility codes.

• Expertise and skill at coordinating and integrating the work of sub-consultants.

• Skill in coordination of the bid and negotiation process, as well as conducting the permitting and construction administration phases of work.

• Skill at and commitment to meeting Lead Architect’s and Client’s goals for budgets and deadlines, as well as meeting the requirements for the quality and accuracy of work product.

• Strong verbal communication skills and ability to effectively coordinate with Lead Architect, other supervisors, team members, sub-consultants, permitting jurisdictions, and contractors.


• Career-oriented and committed to their career and the idea that an architect’s responsibility is to create safe, sustainable and well-designed buildings that make our community a better place to be.

• Resourceful, self-motivated, customer-focused, organized, detail-oriented and able to effectively work on a team.

• Actively working towards architectural licensure and LEED certification if these professional credentials are not already in place.

• Legally authorized to work in the United States.

To be considered, e-mail a PDF of your: cover letter, formatted resume, two hand drawn sketches of a building design or detail and two pages of a construction document that you have prepared. Submit your application materials to No calls please and no recruiting agencies. CityWorks People + Places, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Administrative/Project Assistant

Civic-minded, energetic, creative, skillful, multi-disciplinary architecture, planning, and communications firm seeks like-minded and responsible team member to provide administrative and project support. To be considered for this position, applicants must have a 4-year accredited degree in Architecture, Urban Planning or Liberal Arts, with at least 1 year of experience working within a professional office. If you want to be part of an award-winning team that works to create better cities and towns, efficient transportation systems, and to conserve and protect natural resources, this could be the job for you.

Applicants that are highly organized, dependable, honest, energetic, tenacious, career-oriented, computer savvy, detail-oriented, with excellent decision-making skills should apply. Applicants must be proficient in written and verbal business English. Successful applicants must also be skilled at using Apple computers, the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe InDesign. Applicants must dress professionally, follow supervisor’s directions, proactively coordinate with their supervisors and peers, be a creative problem-solver, actively listen and participate, and perform job duties in a timely way. Job duties for this entry-level position include:

• Maintain the office and filing systems

• Receive and distribute mail

• Reception – greet visitors and route calls

• Maintain the inventory and stock levels for all office supplies

• Coordinate mailing, shipping and courier deliveries

• Assist with research for new office equipment and coordinate equipment repairs

• Ensure the reception area and shared common areas are kept clean and organized

• Organize and maintain project archive system

• Organize and maintain architectural product library

• Assist with other business and project support duties as assigned

This position could be part or full time. Applicants must have a valid and current California driver’s license.

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit in a PDF format: applicant’s resume, 2-3 work samples and a one page cover letter to: Salary is commensurate with skill level and experience. CityWorks People + Places, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Graphic Designer

Civic-minded, energetic, creative, skillful team seeks like-minded and accomplished Senior Graphic Designer. If you thrive on creating meaningful communications that effectively engage a broad audience about the design of better cities and towns, efficient transportation systems, and the protection of natural resources, this award-winning architecture and communications firm is looking for you.


  • A degree in graphic design from a 4-year accredited university
  • 10-15 years of professional graphic design experience
  • Skilled at layout, design, and production of project work
  • A talent for developing and preparing design concepts for project and marketing materials, including: branding programs, print collaterals, website design, email communications, and environmental, information, map and motion graphics.
  • Ability to skillfully develop design concepts and articulate how they meet firm and client goals. Also, an ability to resolve design issues and refine designs to meet supervisor’s and client’s goals.
  • Effective communicator, coordinator and collaborator.
A candidate that is resourceful, self-motivated, client-focused, organized, detail-oriented and able to successfully work on a team
  • Proficiency and speed with graphic design software: including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and WordPress websites. Working knowledge of Dreamweaver and Flash is a plus. Must be able to use MS Office Suite.
  • A strategic thinker who can effectively contribute to team brainstorming sessions to develop strategies and problem solve issues that arise for both the firm’s clients and the firm.
  • Skilled at developing and managing project scopes, budgets and timelines
  • A candidate that is career-oriented, committed and passionate about the power of design to effect positive change
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

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To be considered, e-mail a cover letter, formatted resume, four design samples for print and web collaterals and web links for website design work to

No recruiting agencies. CityWorks People + Places, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.