DC Job Alert: Transportation Planner

District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
This position is located in Washington, DC

Position Overview

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Planning Sustainability Division (PSD) Project Review Branch. PSD monitors, plans, and evaluates transportation impacts on District residents, visitors and workers. The incumbent provides leadership in the review and consolidation of Department comments on private and public development projects, and on public space permits applications. In addition, the incumbent leads major District-wide transportation planning and research projects providing management and oversight of staff and contractors. Special emphasis is placed on developing and implementing a multi-modal comprehensive approach that combines the needs of public and private sectors into coordinated neighborhood transportation policies and plans, consistent with agency strategic goals and objectives.

Major Duties

  • Analyzes the operational effectiveness of city-wide transportation systems regarding capacity, design, level-of-service, and safety. Reviews and mitigates the transportation impacts of developments projects. Develops alternatives for assuring the safe and efficient utilization of the public transportation system within the District. Prepares technical position papers, reports, and policies on issues intended to increase the operational efficiency and safety of the District’s transportation system.
  • Serves as the Division representative on reviews of public space permits and the Public Space Committee. Reviews and analysis applications for public space permits for compliance with DDOT standards, Reviews, analyses and provides technical comments on streetscape design plans submitted by private developers and DDOT for conformance with DC safety standards….

For more information and to see the full job posting, visit DDOT’s career website.

DC Job Alert: Transportation Analyst

Northeast Corridor Commission
The Commission is administratively hosted by Amtrak
This position is located in Washington, DC

Position Overview

This position supports a wide range of activities for the Northeast Corridor Commission related to transportation planning and policy development. The Commission was established by Congress in the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 to coordinate the agencies that share the region’s core rail network. The Commission has been administratively hosted by Amtrak since 2011.

This position will support Commission initiatives with an emphasis on capital planning, programming, and reporting activities defined within the FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act and the Northeast Corridor Commuter and Intercity Rail Cost Allocation Policy as adopted by the Commission. These activities require input from and extensive coordination with Amtrak, the eight commuter railroads that operate on the Northeast Corridor, state departments of transportation, and USDOT. The position will include data collection, data analysis, policy analysis, and preparation of reports.

Essential Functions

  • Support the coordination of the Commission’s many stakeholders, including Amtrak, the USDOT, the Northeast states and state departments of transportation, commuter rail agencies, freight railroads, and others. Work will frequently involve coordinating assistance provided by staff at various stakeholder agencies.
  • Support the development of Commission reports, presentations, websites, and other materials through data analysis, policy analysis and written material. Work will frequently involve making technical information accessible for non-technical audiences.

For more information and to see the full job posting, visit Amtrak’s career website.

Austin Job Alert: Senior Transportation Planner II

This position is located in Austin, TX

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Austin, TX Transportation Planning Group as a Senior Planner II.

Position Overview

Under direction, provides the expertise of a seasoned planner, applying advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional problems. May function as individual contributor or technical specialist. Work may involve land utilization, urban planning, transportation or environmental projects.

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Baltimore Job Alert: Traffic Counter

This position is located in Baltimore, MD

Position Overview

RK&K is seeking a motivated individual to work on a part-time basis performing traffic data collection activities and making deliveries to support our large team of engineers and planners throughout the MD, DE, DC and northern VA area. These activities may include counting vehicles at intersections, taking photographs of road signs, or other similar types of work.

This position is perfect for a retiree or a college student looking to supplement their income with occasional work. Requests for work may be made Monday-Friday during daytime hours and occasionally on Saturdays. This position is likely to average 10-20 hours per week, but may occasionally result in more. Starting wage is about $13/hour plus all travel expenses (mileage, tolls & parking).

For more information and to see the full job posting, visit RK&K’s career website.

Olympia Job Alert: Senior Transportation Planner

Washington State Department of Transportation
This position is located in Olympia, WA

Position Overview

Are you looking to take a lead in your career? Then look no further! Within the Multimodal Planning Division, we are in search of a skilled Transportation-Planning professional to lead and consult on the development of long-range corridor planning studies that are strategic, high profile, multimodal, and supported by Executive Leadership and the Legislature. This position serves as a program leader who guides and shepherds the development of advanced planning studies. Leading a team with varied strengths, the position will have the responsibility to follow state and federal planning regulations and laws to analyze complex data, develop analysis tools, and make strong recommendations on a variety transportation issues.

We need a confident Urban or Regional Planner with exemplary communication skills, excellent social abilities, and strong leadership to connect with our partners and customer base. You’ll need to garner support from agency management, FHWA, FTA, MPO/RTPO’s, and the community. This is a very distinctive opportunity for a seasoned professional to work with state of the art, multimodal strategies, and highly sophisticated technologies. If you are ready to work in a dynamic changing environment, then we strongly urge you to apply.

For more information and to see the full job posting, visit WSDOT’s career website.