Senior Transportation Planner

WSP   •  

Boston, MA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 38 days ago

Be involved in projects with our Transportation Planning Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Transportation Plannerfor our Boston, Massachusetts office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, organizing, and executing the full range of project activities, including management of large tasks and small projects, analysis and evaluation, research, report writing, public involvement, and client relations in support of transportation planning and engineering projects.
  • Evaluating land use and urban planning issues, assessing transit-oriented development opportunities, developing creative solutions, and supporting clients in implementing these solutions.
  • Reviewing multimodal transportation information related to motor vehicle, public transit, pedestrian, bicycle, and other transportation modes; identifying key issues; proposing physical, technological, and policy improvements; evaluating benefits and impacts; and developing findings and recommendations.
  • Executing conceptual design for multimodal and Complete Streets design projects.
  • Communicating with public sector and private sector clients, stakeholders, and the general public, in written, oral, and graphic forms.
  • Supporting marketing and business development activities, including gathering client intelligence, proposal writing, and developing relationships with clients and colleagues through professional organizations.

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in transportation planning and design.
  • Strong understanding of relevant transportation planning issues, including multimodal planning, smart growth development, transit-oriented development, pedestrian and bicycle planning, Complete Streets design, and transit planning.
  • Strong multimodal transportation design, mapping, and graphic design skills, and experience with appropriate software programs.
  • Excellent analytical, written, oral, and visual communication skills and ability to think creatively and critically about planning issues, and to effectively deliver multiple tasks and projects on deadlines.
  • Ability to establish partnerships with internal and external project management, client representatives, government agencies, and other organizations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in Planning, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, or a related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Planning, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, or a related field.
  • Professional certification – American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification or a Professional Engineer (PE) license – or progress toward such certification.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate Federal Highway Administration, AASHTO, state DOT, and other relevant guidelines, including the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the AASHTO Green Book, the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide, and other flexible and innovative resources.
  • Familiarity with traffic operations and traffic analysis software

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