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Project Analyst - Planning

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Brailsford Dunlavey, LLCAustin, TX
  • Brailsford & Dunlavey is seeking a dynamic project analyst for our Austin office.
  • This is a hybrid in-office / remote role with occasional travel required.
  • The B&D team is comprised of ambitious, diverse, multidisciplinary, and entrepreneurial professionals; but what ties B&D employees together is our excitement and passion for advising our college, university, or municipal clients on how to best position their assets to derive maximum benefit for the organization.
  • Whether interviewing students on a college campus, touring classrooms in an elementary school, or sitting with fans on a stadium's opening day, we are driven by our purpose to advance communities.
  • It starts with our own B&D community; it starts with you.
  • We are searching for thinker-doers who are intellectually curious, self-motivated, and willing to take risks to advance their own professional development.
  • As a member of the firm, you should be prepared to work directly with leaders in the industry, on highly visible projects, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Each role contributes to the team's ability to execute strategic planning, market analyses, financial modeling, and an implementation plan to deliver outcomes-based results.
  • Your work will directly enable our clients' actions to better provide for an organization's key stakeholders-something we find to be meaningful and invigorating, and that we hope inspires you as well!
  • The project analyst will play a dynamic role on the project team by focusing on research, data analytics and synthesis for client engagements while supporting overall project management activities.
  • Perform data collection and analysis (including research, focus group leading and reporting, in-person interviews, telephone interviews, survey design and analysis, space planning, financial modeling, and Internet research) to gain market insights with purpose and precision.
  • Synthesize, translate and effectively communicate results of analytics to prepare clients for effective decision-making.
  • Engage and collaborate with internal and external contacts to support the project team in critical thinking and the development of recommendations.
  • Contribute to the development of project documents and tools to support the team's effective storytelling and development of recommendations, as well as the decision-making of institutions.
  • Serve as the secondary client liaison, communicating effectively to ensure appropriate follow through.
  • Participate in B&D's business development activities to include attending conferences, writing articles, and developing relationships with potential and current clients.
  • Participate in and seek out professional development and coaching opportunities, including B&D's mentor program.
  • Assist with quality control and client satisfaction activities specific to his/her assigned projects.
  • Assist with the recruitment and training of new staff.
  • Assist with the company's research and development efforts by identifying new analytical tools, strengthening existing models, and discovering improved ways of doing business.
  • Perform other duties as assigned with the effort and skills necessary to contribute to our continued growth.
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree and 1-2 years experience in real estate development, urban planning, finance, architecture, construction management, or related field is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must be willing and able to travel (independently by car, air, or train) weekly.
  • Foundational understanding of the firm's project types, project management concepts and methodologies, as well as general industry knowledge.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel (beyond beginner level), Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to be productive in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional work environment, exemplifying grit and grace under pressure.
  • Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Intellectually curious, with strong analytical and critical thinking abilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professionalism with a strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and risk taking.
  • Aptitude and self-motivation for continuous learning, professional growth and development.
  • Demonstrated self-awareness and assertiveness.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as collaboratively in a group setting.
  • Excellent oral, group facilitation, presentation and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Familiarity with real estate, finance, and accounting principles.
  • Clear support for the firm's mission, values, and operating paradigm.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability and ethical backgrounds.
  • Internal contacts include staff at all levels.
  • External contacts include external clients and other consultants.
  • Contact involves: routing calls, troubleshooting, or providing information.
  • Brailsford & Dunlavey is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
  • Brailsford & Dunlavey participates in e-verify.
  • Work Environment and Physical Demands
  • The demands marked below are representative of those that will be required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Please check all that apply.
  • Office environment; moderate noise.
  • Occasional evening or weekend work.
  • Air and overnight travel is required.
  • Office equipment/computers 8 hours per day.
  • Sitting at desk or table up to 6 hours per day
  • Standing or walking
  • Hearing or talking
  • Extended periods of reading fine print.
  • Light to moderate bending, crouching, and stooping (filing)

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