Job Alert! Transportation Planner, Corridor Studies – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) @ Philadelphia, PA

March 10, 2017 at 10:33 am


Job Description

This transportation planning position is focused in multi-modal planning for the Office of Transportation and Corridor Studies. The employee will be integral in actively conducting innovative corridor and area studies in the dynamic 9-county greater Philadelphia region. The position involves developing technical plans, informing and advising public and private sector agencies, decision-makers, and the general public of recommendations. This position requires both excellent technical abilities and an understanding of the planning process to advance creative concepts and ideas, and an ability to work cooperatively with other professionals on project teams. Work is performed in accordance with broadly defined objectives and professional standards with the opportunity for independent judgement subject to technical review by the Manager, Office of Transportation and Corridor Studies.


  • Develop, implement and coordinate multi-modal transportation projects including transit, pedestrian and bicycle modes.
  • Conduct technical studies which evaluate the effectiveness of a transportation system (on a systems level) and then analyze alternative improvement strategies to determine how well they meet desired measures of effectiveness.
  • Use planning and engineering computer software such as geographic information system software, Highway Capacity Software, travel simulation software, and other techniques to evaluate corridor and area-specific traffic problems and develop solutions.
  • Prepare input data for travel simulation models. Tabulate travel simulation model outputs using GIS tools and tabular forms. Compare model results with current and historical data.
  • Prepare reports summarizing findings and recommendations of various studies, including text, tables, maps, charts, photos and other appropriate graphics, and present results to technical committees and the public.
  • Make oral presentations to member governments and technical committees.
  • Provide technical assistance to member governments, consultants, and the public.
  • Conduct field views of project locations to compile an inventory of existing physical and operating conditions.
  • Organize and manage technical committee meetings.
  • Perform related work as directed.


  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of transportation planning, and ability to relate this knowledge to the development and analysis of a regional transportation system and its components.
  • Strong interest in transportation engineering.
  • Experience with VISSIM or other traffic simulation software, such as Synchro considered a plus.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer applications, geographic information systems, graphics programs, database design, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
  • Experience in conducting field surveys, data analysis, and system evaluation.
  • Knowledge of the socioeconomic factors involved in transportation planning.
  • Ability to present results of research and technical analyses effectively in oral, written, and graphic form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planning officials, and the general public.

Experience and Training

To classify as a level RA II, a minimum of THREE YEARS of professional experience in transportation planning or engineering; and such training as may have been gained through graduation from a four year college/university, with major course work in Transportation Planning, Transportation or Civil Engineering, or a related discipline is required. A Master’s degree and/or, internship, or co-operative education experience can be substituted for one year of experience.

To Apply

Forward a cover letter and resume to:

Job Alert: Senior Transportation Planner @ San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA)

September 8, 2016 at 6:05 pm

Details here:


The Transportation Planner Series, Planning Division, includes three levels of professional Transportation Planners who manage planning and corridor studies and other planning projects, facilitate community outreach efforts, and represent the Transportation Authority on technical and policy advisory groups.

The Senior Transportation Planner is the intermediate level of the Transportation Planner Series, Planning Division. The Senior Transportation Planner is responsible for assignments that are highly complex and sensitive in nature, where substantial judgment and initiative are essential in making recommendations and resolving problems. The duties specified below are characteristic of the range of duties and responsibilities assigned to this position, and not intended to be a comprehensive listing.


Completion of a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as transportation planning or civil engineering; and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation. Basic research methods and database management techniques; proficiency with standard computer spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and internet software; and statistical and computational analysis principles and methods; and advanced knowledge of transportation planning principles, techniques and methods; transportation funding and finance; and capital project development phases. Knowledge in planning and developing freeway managed lanes concepts and vehicle pricing strategies desired.

Download a PDF with complete job description and qualifications.


$88,680–$119,712 (depending on experience), plus excellent benefits.

Salary is effectively higher since the Transportation Authority offers employer contribution to a retirement plan in lieu of Social Security.

In addition, the Transportation Authority offers a generous cafeteria-style benefits package, elements of which include, but are not limited to:

  • Retirement: Up to 8.5% employer contribution
  • Insurance: Health, dental, life, and long-term disability. Medical and dependent care pre-tax reimbursement accounts.
  • Vacation: Three (3) weeks of vacation per year during the first five (5) years of service
  • Holidays: 11 holidays per year, plus 3 personal holidays
  • Up to $130 per month in Commuter Checks or $20 per month bike benefit.


Send cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted) and resume via email (, fax (415.522.4829), or mail:

RE: Senior Transportation Planner, Planning
Attn: Human Resources
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
1455 Market St., 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Job Alert: Senior Associate Transit Planner – Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates @ San Francisco, CA

November 5, 2015 at 11:34 am

Nelson Nygaard is hiring a Senior Associate Transit Planner in our San Francisco office. Please follow this link to apply:


Senior Associate Transit Planner – San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a highly organized, independent, and motivated member of our senior-level staff for our San Franciso office to support the firm’s nationally recognized transit and multimodal transportation planning practice. This practice emphasizes innovative transportation planning, transit service planning, transit system funding, compliance, and community involvement, often within a wider set of goals such as economic development, health, and reduced dependence on the private automobile. We are seeking an individual with at least eight years of experience and a strong interest in transit planning as well as some background in developing sustainable strategies to improve community accessibility and mobility.

NelsonNygaard offers a dynamic and self-directed work environment that is fast-paced, congenial, and supportive. Our office culture is built upon diversity and creativity. This is your opportunity to work with one of the most innovative groups of planners and engineers in the United States, including highly talented junior and support staff.


In this position, the successful candidate will be expected to manage and win midsize to large projects and provide guidance to staff. Your projects may be located anywhere throughout the United States, and thus a willingness and desire to travel is essential. You will work closely with NelsonNygaard’s senior and junior staff in the San Francisco office, and also Canadian pharmacy online throughout the country. Our approach is to bring the most appropriate staff together, irrespective of where they are based, as collaboration across offices produces better outcomes and improves all of our skills.

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate should have a broad range of transportation and urban planning experience, preferably with a focus on transit operations and planning. A candidate should be able to demonstrate expertise in at least five (5) of the following:

  • Short- and long-range transit planning
  • Transit/shuttle service design, planning and operation
  • Transport policy, funding, and governance
  • Fare policy and fare planning
  • Financial planning
  • Data collection and performance assessments
  • Paratransit and demand-responsive services
  • Title VI policy and compliance

Other highly desirable skills include the following:

  • Bus rapid transit/rapid bus
  • Complete streets
  • Corridor plans
  • Specific area plans
  • Light rail, commuter rail, and/or streetcar planning
  • Multimodal/intermodal facility planning
  • Transit station area planning
  • Citywide transportation planning and analysis
  • Campus transportation planning
  • Parking management
  • Bicycle/pedestrian facility planning
  • Street design guidelines
  • Transportation demand management
  • Advanced graphics communications (InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp, Photoshop)
  • Traffic analysis and modeling (Synchro, VISSIM, TransCAD)

Successful applicants will be expected to:

  • Manage projects within a specified budget and timeframe
  • Work independently to complete significant components of transportation analyses and planning effort
  • Work successfully with clients, members of the public, and project teams
  • Outline and prepare successful proposals and reports
  • Analyze a wide range of transportation data and manage the completion of technical analyses, feasibility studies, and other transportation reports
  • Prepare and give effective presentations
  • Solve multimodal transportation problems
  • Mentor and train junior staff
  • Organize and supervise data collection activities in the office and the field

At a minimum, the candidate should meet the following qualifications:

  • At least eight (8) years of responsible experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering, or a related field.
  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree in urban or transportation planning, or a related planning field. Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and other communication skills, including facilitating public workshops.
  • The ability to manage complex projects on time and on budget.
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in business development a plus, i.e., winning work. If you have public agency experience, grant writing and successful RFP development are applicable skills.

We are looking for someone who can begin immediately

Salary and Benefits

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, carshare and bikeshare membership, pre-tax transit or bicycling benefit, a 401K program, life insurance, and paid time off. Other benefits of the position include a dynamic and self-directed work environment, collaboration with leading planners, and a congenial and supportive office culture. Applicants should include salary requirements in their inquiry.

Job Alert: Transportation Planner – Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments @ Washington, DC

July 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm
Job Code: DTP-1129
Job Type: Full-time job
Department: Transportation Planning
Normal Work
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Date Posted: 6/24/2013
Description: Transportation Planner II, or Transportation Planner III, or Transportation Planner IVSALARY:

  • Transportation Planner II (Grade 6):      $ $48,364 – $68,532
  • Transportation Planner III (Grade 7):     $53,163-$75,385
  • Transportation Planner IV (Grade 8):     $59,584- $84,431


The Department of Transportation Planning of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is seeking a Transportation Planner for the Program Coordination Team to support the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board’s (TPB’s) Human Service Transportation Coordination Program. The successful candidate will perform professional level planning and grants management activities for the TPB, the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Washington metropolitan area. The TPB’s Human Service Transportation Program awards grants on a competitive basis to non-profit agencies, local governments and private transportation companies to provide specialized transportation to persons with disabilities; older adults and low-income commuters.  The TPB is the designated recipient of two Federal Transit Administration (FTA) programs under SAFETEA-LU: Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) for low-income commuters and the New Freedom for persons with disabilities. The TPB is expected to become the designated recipient for a new program under MAP-21, Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Persons with Disabilities and Older Adults.   Work activities will include the following:

(1)   Serve a lead role in administering approximately 45 grants totaling $25 million from FTA’s Job Access and Reverse Commute, New Freedom, and Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility programs. Activities include managing the grants in FTA’s online grants management software (TEAM), developing FTA required submission and compliance information such as the Program of Projects and DBE reports, and working with approximately 30 subgrantees and COG’s Office of Administrative Services on FTA required documentation, monthly invoices, quarterly Federal Finical Reports (FFRs) and milestone reports, and annual performance reports.

(2)   Provide staff support to the TPB’s Human Service Transportation Coordination Task Force which includes human service and transportation agency representatives from the local jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland and Washington, D.C. The Task Force is responsible for guiding updates to the Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan and developing priority projects for grant funding.

(3)   Assist with update of the Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan, with the guidance of the Human Service Transportation Coordination Task Force, to set priorities and evaluation criteria for MAP-21’s  Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility Program.

(4)   Assist with the project solicitation for Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility Program grants which is expected to occur between January and April 2014. This activity includes publicizing the grant opportunity, conducting pre-application conferences for potential applicants, reviewing applications for completeness, and staffing the selection committee which will make funding recommendations to the TPB.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Requires (1) knowledge of principles and practices of transportation planning and/or human services; (2) knowledge of or experience with Federal, State, or local grant administration; (3) financial management or project management experience desired and experience with FTA’s Transportation Electronic Award Management (TEAM) system a plus; (4) strong software skills in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), experience with presentation graphic programs such as InDesign, a plus (5) strong oral and written communication skills ; and (6) the ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, grantees, elected officials and the public.

Transportation Planner II: This position requires two years working experience in transportation planning or human services, and a bachelor’s degree in planning, human services, public administration, or an appropriate related field. Federal, State or local grants administration and project management experience desired.  Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, analytical and writing skills, and abilities will be considered.

Transportation Planner III: This position requires three years working experience in transportation planning or human services, and a master’s degree in planning, human services, public administration, or an appropriate related field. Federal, State or local grants administration and project management experience desired.  Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, analytical and writing skills, and abilities will be considered.

Transportation Planner IV: This position requires at least four years working experience in transportation planning or human services and a master’s degree in planning, human services, public administration, or an appropriate related field, and Federal, State or local grants administration and project management experience. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, analytical and writing skills, and abilities will be considered.



To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, salary history, and resume to:

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments/ Human Resources

777 North Capitol Street, NE  Suite 300

Washington, DC  20002-4239

Visit our website at:  or  Fax:  202-962-3715

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July 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Nature of Position:

American Association of State Highway and Tran...

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The successful candidate will assist senior AASHTO engineering staff in the work it provides for the Board of Directors (i.e., the Secretaries of Transportation from the State DOTs), the Standing Committee on Highways (i.e., the Chief Engineers), and its subcommittees, which include design, construction, bridges, traffic engineering, operations, maintenance, materials, and others. The following are some of the potential activities of the successful candidate:

• assisting in the development and update of AASHTO’s technical standards, such as the Green Book, Roadside Design Guide, and Bicycle Guide;

• assisting in organizing national meetings and conferences by providing assistance to AASHTO committee officers;

• participating in AASHTO committee meetings around the country;

• assisting in the development of national policy on transportation operations and project delivery; and

• providing other assistance as required.

The incumbent may also work with a variety of technical committees in the production of engineering and operations-related professional publications, and will respond to technical inquiries on AASHTO publications and policies.

Education: A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering is required.

Skill Requirement: A broad understanding of the technical aspects of one or more aspects of transportation engineering and a sound comprehension of the administrative, legislative, and regulatory process at the federal and state levels. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also desired. The incumbent must be able to travel.

Relevant Experience: Approximately 8 to 15 years of professional experience in transportation is required, preferably in a State DOT. It is desirable that some of the previous experience be at a policy planning or management level in a state, local, or federal transportation agency.

Relationships: The incumbent will have contact with AASHTO committee members through meeting attendance, correspondence, and telephone contacts and will assist other AASHTO staff members as required by the Program Director.

Position Responsibilities: The incumbent will provide input as requested relative to association policy formulation. From a technical perspective, the incumbent is expected to work with the various AASHTO technical committees on standards, training, and research. This individual may be called on to participate in various planning efforts, and is responsible for developing certain elements of the association’s annual and spring conferences. Depending on the specific duties assigned, the individual may be expected to assist with publication activities.

The incumbent will be expected to draft, write, or edit transportation policy statements or resolutions related to assigned duties, or other areas of interest to the association. However, such positions may not be established without approval by higher authorities.

Since this is a competitive position among interested state departments of transportation, recruitment time is unknown, but is estimated to be three months from the date of advertisement.

Expenses: The position will include a monthly living stipend reimbursable to a maximum of $2,200 per month, plus a public transit subsidy of up to $120 per month. AASHTO will pay a one-time round-trip transportation ticket to/from Washington, DC. Appropriate business expenses related to AASHTO work and travel assignments will be reimbursed.

Competition: A panel of AASHTO managers and engineering staff will evaluate applicants. Send resume and letter of endorsement from State DOT director to AASHTO, Attention: Human Resource Manager, 444 N. Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Resumes and letters of endorsement may also be submitted by e-mail to or by fax to 202-624-8471. EOE/M/F/D.

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