Title: Senior Planner
Hiring Supervisor: Ned Codd
Hiring Supervisor’s Manager: Stephen Buckley
Location: Boston, MA
Service Line: Planning, Environmental, and Traffic
Geography: Boston Office – Northeast Region
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global engineering design and consulting firm that provides our public and private clients with the excellent technical services and expert advice that they need to plan, develop, design, construct, operate, and maintain thousands of critical infrastructure projects. Our clients entrust us with the most complex and challenging projects in the world; these projects provide our planners, engineers, and scientists with technical challenges and opportunities for professional growth, development, and leadership.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Boston, MA office has an immediate need for a Senior Transportation Planner. Our integrated transportation planning, environmental, and traffic engineering practice in Boston is growing, and we have a range of challenging and exciting urban multimodal transportation projects throughout New England. We are seeking a skilled, innovative, and creative planner to play a key role in delivering these projects. Candidates should have a good understanding of the state of the practice in multimodal transportation planning, including experience with pedestrian and bicycle transportation, Complete Streets design, transit planning, urban transportation policy, and the use of advanced technology in transportation systems. Strong graphic, mapping, and conceptual design skills are essential.
Principal responsibilities will include:
Planning, organizing, and executing the full range of project activities, including project management, analysis and evaluation, research, report writing, public involvement, and client relations in support of transportation planning and engineering projects.
Managing large task assignments and small-scale projects, and assisting with project management responsibilities.
Reviewing multimodal transportation information; 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.
Evaluating land use and urban planning issues, with a focus on transit-oriented development opportunities.
Conducting research and analysis of technical, legislative, or policy issues related to land use, transportation, and urban planning.
Communicating with public sector and private sector clients, stakeholders, and the general public, in written, oral, and graphic forms.
Working with staff from other disciplines (civil, structural, planning, geotechnical, etc.) to support a diverse range of projects.
Supporting marketing and business development activities, including gathering client intelligence, proposal writing, and developing relationships with clients and colleagues through professional organizations.
Experience, Skills and Education Required:
Five (5) or more years of experience in planning, transportation or land use (or equivalent working knowledge/experience).
Strong understanding of relevant transportation planning issues, including multimodal planning, smart growth development, transit-oriented development, and sustainability.
Experience with pedestrian and bicycle policy, planning, and design, including Complete Streets design.
Understanding of bus, bus rapid transit, and rail planning.
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.
Ability to establish partnerships with internal and external project management, client representatives, government agencies, and other organizations.
Ability to think creatively and critically about planning issues, and to effectively deliver multiple tasks and projects on deadlines.
Excellent analytical, written, oral, and visual communication skills.
Good conceptual roadway design, mapping, and graphic design skills, and experience with appropriate software programs. Familiarity with traffic operations and traffic analysis software are a plus.
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. A Master’s Degree in a suitable discipline is a plus.
Professional certification – American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification or a Professional Engineer (PE) license – or progress toward such certification is a plus.
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