Job Alert: Transit Planner & LEED Specialist – Lea+Elliott @ Dulles, VA

October 22, 2014 at 10:25 am

Lea+Elliott is seeking a junior to mid-level planner with an interest in transit and a background in LEED to be based in Northern Virginia either at our regional office at Dulles Airport or at a project office.  Work assignments will include transit projects throughout the eastern United States.  Under guidance and supervision, duties may include:

  • Serving as a liaison between design reviewers and other planners to ensure that the teams are kept aware of relevant project issues.
  • Assisting in the evaluation of contractor’s management plans and providing comments on design documents as part of the design review process.
  • Serving as LEED Coordinator on one or more transit projects
  • Representing client in meetings with project contractors.
  • Ensuring compliance of contractors with applicable local, state, and federal regulations, primarily environmental.
  • Assistance with property acquisition activities and locality coordination as needed.


  • Degree in Urban Planning (specialty in Transportation or Environmental) or Transportation Engineering. Masters degree preferred.
  • At least 2-4 years of full-time relevant planning and/or project experience including involvement in at least one LEED project.
  • Proficiency in navigating architectural and engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • LEED Green Associate accreditation required, and candidate must demonstrate ability to become LEED AP accredited within one year if not already accredited.
  • AICP certification or the ability to obtain same is desired but not required.
  • Experience with FTA, State, or local transportation planning and environmental processes a plus
  • Technological aptitude including comfort with Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness to be open to new work responsibilities.

Please respond to with cover letter and resume.