Project Manager, Economic Development (Saginaw / Farmington, MI)

Job Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in economic development, urban planning, real estate finance or related field
  • Must possess excellent communication, writing, project management, analytical, organizational, time management and client service skills
  • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of Michigan brownfield redevelopment programs and incentives including (but not limited to) Act 381 Brownfield Tax Increment Financing, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) grant and loan programs, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) grant and loan programs and Michigan tax abatements
  • At least 5 years of experience in economic development finance
  • At least 2 years of experience in management position

 Job Description:

AKT Peerless is seeking an Economic Development Project Manager for the region generally comprising Bay, Saginaw and Genesee Counties. The Project Manager will report to the Senior Project Manager in AKT Peerless’ Saginaw, Michigan office.

The Economic Development Project Manager will be responsible for working with AKT Peerless’ environmental staff to identify projects that may qualify for economic development incentives and for bringing in new clients.

Day-to-day tasks may include:

  • Writing Brownfield Plans and Act 381 Work Plans, under Michigan Public Act 381
  • Preparing tax increment finance (TIF) projections and tax abatement projections (using Microsoft Excel)
  • Preparing and analyzing project financial proformas (using Microsoft Excel)
  • Writing grant and loan applications and completing associated reporting requirements
  • Preparing and reviewing Brownfield TIF reimbursement requests
  • Tracking tax increment revenue capture, disbursements and balances
  • Answering financing procedural questions
  • Coordinating and discussing brownfield redevelopment projects and incentives with local and state government agencies
  • Presenting economic development incentives applications to local governing bodies
  • Managing multiple projects, deadlines and tasks
  • Managing client expectations and maintaining an open line of communication
  • Other duties not listed may also apply.

The Project Manager position does require traveling to project sites, client offices and municipal and state offices. The Project Manager must be willing to use his/her own personal vehicle for work-related travel (AKT Peerless does reimburse its employees for travel expenses). The Project Manager position does also require, from time to time, attending and presenting at municipal government meetings (City Council or similar) during evening hours.