AECOM Transportation Planner in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146727BR

Position Title Transportation Planner

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - Ontario

City Richmond Hill

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 Ontario Transit and Rail Planning and Operations team is seeking a talented, ambitious Transportation Planner for immediate employment in one of our Toronto area offices (Mississauga, Richmond Hill, or Whitby). The successful applicant will be a key team member on a variety of local projects and have an opportunity to build upon their prior experience in transit and transportation planning in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

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

Providing clients with transportation planning services, serving as a technical analyst and/or project coordinator, with a focus on transit planning, policy, and economics projects, such as:

  1. Transit station planning and functional design

  2. Transportation policy studies

  3. Business case assessments for transportation projects

  4. Transportation master plan studies

  5. Active transportation planning and design projects

  6. Environmental assessments for transportation facilities

  7. Input to traffic impact studies

  8. Transportation study peer reviews

  • Preparing documentation related to current or prospective projects, including correspondence, reports, maps, proposals, expressions of interest, specifications, consultation materials, and meeting minutes

  • Communicating and working with other project team members, including mentoring junior-level team members

  • Liaising with and assisting other departments and offices in the provision of transportation planning services to clients

  • Completing work within the prescribed time and budget while maintaining high quality

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or similar field with a strong emphasis on transportation planning or engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in transportation planning or engineering with some experience in transit, active transportation, and/or multimodal projects

  • Possesses an engineering license (P.Eng.) or registered professional planner designation (RPP, MCIP) in Ontario, or in progress to obtaining one of these

  • Excellent technical writing skills and experience writing a variety of deliverable types, including technical memoranda, reports, and public-facing documents

  • Strong expertise in understanding and applying analytical outputs from transportation planning modelling tools, such as Synchro, EMME, TransCAD, VISSIM and or equivalent

  • Strong understanding of current transportation planning, policy, and infrastructure initiatives in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (with an emphasis on transit), land use and demographic trends in the region, and general urban planning and related policy issues

  • Strong verbal communicator, including presentation, facilitation and listening skills

  • Proficient working knowledge in using ArcGIS to produce high-quality maps and complete basic network analysis

  • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience undertaking planning studies with large data sets

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of the following:

  1. 4-stage modeling methods and travel demand modeling software (e.g., EMME v2 or greater, TransCAD)

  2. Traffic operations and relevant analytical software (e.g., Synchro, VISSIM)

  3. Transit service operations and planning practices, as well as transit priority assessments

  4. Experience in a professional consulting environment

  5. Experience in transportation planning policies and infrastructure economics, including appreciation of transit service systems and revenue forecasting

  6. Developing macros (using VBA/Excel) for analysis of large data sets

  7. Familiarity with public finance issues related to municipalities and provinces in Ontario and Canada, including revenue tools and development charges

  8. Bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure planning and design, including familiarity of established and emerging design practices locally and globally

  9. Transportation demand management and parking policies

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.


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