Senior Transportation Planner – Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

Seeking an ambitious, results oriented individual for a Senior Planner position with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), a regional planning agency serving Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. BRPC also functions as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization for the county.

Serving as staff to BRPC and the MPO, the Senior Transportation Planner is the lead person for multiple transportation planning projects and reports to the Transportation Program Manager. Responsibilities include: program/project development, determining data collection requirements and methodology, conducting field work, collecting and analyzing data using GIS and transportation modeling software, and preparing reports and presentations. To be successful in this position, the candidate will have superior communication, analytical, quantitative and organizational skills, possess knowledge of transportation planning principles and practices and have effective interpersonal skills. This position is focused on bicycle and pedestrian planning (including safety), freight and goods movement, pavement management assessments, developing the long range Regional Transportation Plan including representing BRPC at public and interagency meetings.
The successful candidate must demonstrate a high level basic planning skill set, strong analytic and writing capabilities, ability to complete assignments successfully and demonstrate strong ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people. A strong background with computer software applications is required, especially MS Office.

Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in transportation planning, or closely related field plus two years’ experience or Bachelor’s degree with degree / coursework in planning-related subjects and 4 years of full-time experience in transportation planning. Experience preparing Long Range Transportation Plans and non-motorized transportation planning projects are a plus. Candidate must have valid driver’s license and access to a private vehicle.

Starting salary range for Senior Planner is $58,697 – $68,805 with very attractive benefits package. Minimum work week is 35 hours per week with flex time available.

Submit cover letter and resume by e-mail only to info@berkshireplanning.org. Please include the phrase Senior Planner – Transportation in the subject line of your e-mail. No telephone calls. Position available effective July 15, 2021 and open until filled. A position description and information about BRPC is available at https://berkshireplanning.org/about/employment-internship-opportunities/.

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