AECOM Senior Transportation Planning Engineer in Raleigh, North Carolina

Requisition/Vacancy No. 145598BR

Position Title Senior Transportation Planning Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - North Carolina

City Raleigh

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, 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 for 13 consecutive years.

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Senior Transportation Planning Engineer for immediate employment in the Raleigh, NC office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in transportation engineering, planning and project management, as well as an established track record in business development. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. The incumbent can look forward to managing and supporting projects such as major transportation environmental impacts statements and environmental assessments, feasibility studies, and comprehensive transportation plans. This is a part-time variable position, meaning work days and times will be determined on an as-needed basis. This position is contingent upon award of contract.

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

  • Manages, coordinates and/or oversees transportation related projects and task assignments

  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others

  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed planning products

  • Develops and implements transportation marketing and client development strategies

  • Performs as a staff advisor and consultant as to a technical specialty, a type of facility, industry, or program function

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws

  • Oversees specialized planning functions, such as large-scale new development proposals and environmental studies

  • Advises on all transportation planning-related matters

  • Advises various councils, boards, commissions and elected officials in transportation planning related issues

  • Evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities

  • Prepares reports on operations and activities, recommending improvements and modifications

  • Analyzes planning projects related to transportation for information, including land use policies, impact of projects and long-range planning needs

  • Defines regional and local transportation planning problems and priorities

  • Prepares reports, recommendations, assessments and impact statements on transportation projects

  • Recommends transportation system projects based on economic, population, land-use, and traffic projections

  • Develops or tests new methods and models of transportation analysis

  • Analyzes data from modeling software, geographic information systems or associated databases

  • Collaborates with engineers to research, analyze, or resolve complex transportation and aviation design issues

  • Develops design ideas for new or improved transportation infrastructure, such as junction improvements, pedestrian projects, bicycle planning, transit facilities, and car parking areas

  • Participates in public meetings or hearings to explain planning proposals, to gather feedback from those affected by projects, or to achieve consensus on project designs

  • Reviews development plans for transportation system effects, infrastructure requirements, or compliance with applicable transportation regulations

  • Analyzes transportation-related consequences of federal and state legislative proposals

  • Supplies transportation planning, engineering, and infrastructure advice to clients

  • Preparation of and usage of project management tools such as, scopes of service, budgets and schedules

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Planning with studies in Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning, Environmental Planning or related field

  • 10+ years of experience in transportation engineering, planning and project development

  • Must have one or more of the following certifications: Professional Engineer (PE), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Certified Environmental Professional (CEP)

  • Experience in marketing and business development

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills

  • Successful management of multimodal transportation planning or design projects

  • Excellent understanding of Complete Streets planning and design

  • Experience with project management software, as well as the Microsoft Office suite

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 years’ experience in transportation engineering, planning and project development

  • Experience in transportation planning, NEPA and preparation of environmental documents

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.