Boston Job Alert: Senior Associate at Nelson Nygaard

Nelson-NygaardNelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates (N\N) seeks a senior planner experienced in paratransit planning, human service transportation coordination and mobility management, and taxi regulations.  With a nationally-recognized practice in these three areas, Nelson\Nygaard is committed to improving access and mobility especially for persons who are dependent on specialized and/or demand-responsive transportation.


The successful candidate will work as part of a highly regarded professional team and will assume key roles in project management, proposal writing / business development, and staff development.  While the successful candidate will be based in the firm’s Boston office, he or she will have the opportunity to work closely with the staff in our other east coast offices (New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Jacksonville) and our west coast offices (San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle). Candidates must be willing to travel (on average 2-4 overnight stays per month plus numerous day trips) and must have a valid Driver’s License.

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate should have a Master’s Degree in city or urban planning and at least 6 years experience of increasingly responsible experience in consulting, planning, and/or operations in the following areas:

  • Paratransit Planning – ADA, Dial-A-Ride, Demand-Responsive Transportation
  • Coordination of Human Service Transportation / Community Transportation and Mobility Management
  • Taxi Regulatory Studies

Candidates must also be able to evidence sustained, successful experience in business development and working with and mentoring junior staff.

In addition, candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent written, verbal and analytical skills as well as the ability to manage projects within budget; work with clients, stakeholders, customers and members of the public; prepare reports, presentations and successful proposals; perform technical analysis and feasibility studies; facilitate groups of stakeholders, and make presentations.

Salary and Benefits

All employees are paid an hourly rate.  The annual salary range equivalent for this position is $80,000 to $100,000, depending on qualifications and years of experience. Benefits include fully paid health and dental insurance, a 401K/profit-sharing program, flexible work hours, and Personal Time Off (PTO).

To apply, please combine your cover letter and resume into a single PDF with the filename format “Firstname Lastname – Boston Senior PACT.pdf” and send via email to

No phone calls, please.

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