AECOM Senior Transportation Planner in Atlanta, Georgia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146572BR

Position Title Senior Transportation Planner

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Georgia

City Atlanta

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

AECOM’s Transportation Group – Southeast Region is growing again! With 100,000 people in more than 150 countries, AECOM, a fortune 500 company and recognized as one of the most admired companies by Fortune Magazine, is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. Our highly capable team provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. AECOM is ranked #1 in Transportation by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine, a position now held for 13 consecutive years.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising other planners

  • Preparing and presenting reports

  • Managing major projects (transit, roadway planning, corridor studies, etc.)

  • Any other duties assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors required in Urban and Regional Planning, Geography, Economics, Public Administration or related subject area(s)

8+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Project management

  2. Transit planning

  3. Bike/pedestrian

  4. Greenway planning

  • Ability to develop scope/fee estimates for projects

  • Ability to track and manage task budgets and schedule

  • Familiarity with FTA process, regulations and guidance

  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills and communication skills required for client interaction

  • Thorough knowledge of the Microsoft Office suiteand other relevant planning software

  • Ability to manage major projects

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Transportation Planning

  • 10+ years of transit experience in the public sector

  • Professional certifications such as AICP

  • Ability to manage projects-cost, budgets, schedule, quality control and deliverables

  • Ability to develop project reports and make presentations

  • Experience working on transit projects

  • Experience with local NC municipalities, transit agencies, Southeast DOT's, and approving agencies

  • Experience with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding process

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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