Michael Baker International – Public Finance Technical Specialist-Planning


WHO WE ARE
Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients’ complex challenges.

PLANNING PRACTICE
We create, integrate, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.

DESCRIPTION
As a Public Finance Technical Specialist, you will help grow the public finance practice through your talents and network in the industry. You will have an opportunity to engage in business development activities and create your market where you excel the most. You will be an integral team member and perform a breadth of consultant functions under different teams formed specifically to address each client’s need. This may include economic and fiscal impact analysis for municipalities, grant writing, infrastructure funding, market and real estate analysis, performance audits, preparation of studies, field work and interviews with client staff. You will also serve as project manager to interact closely with the client and make presentations.

•Work collaboratively on project teams in the economic and public funding space.
•Make contact with your client network to keep in touch on industry activities and opportunities
•Follow up on business leads and engage in proposal preparation
•Keep our clients satisfied working on their projects and communicating with them
•Interact with other Michael Baker staff locally and nationally to further company goals
•Prepare high quality work products on budget and on schedule

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
•Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, or Urban and City Planning, or a related field, from an accredited four-year college or university.
•3- 5 years’ experience in Public Finance/Economics/Planning.
•Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal, and be able to analyze complex data and communicate them in simpler terms.
•Need to be outgoing, organized, independent, and assertive. You’ll also need to be able to network and build relationships with a wide variety of people.
•Computer skills using the Microsoft Office Suite, in particular strong knowledge of Excel.
•A motivated self-starter who displays a passion for solving problems, interacting in a team environment, and meeting established deadlines.

MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENT
Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.