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AECOM Senior Transportation Planner in Detroit, Michigan

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Senior Transportation Planner to be based in Detroit, MI.

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

  • Direct planning and project development activities for multi-modal transportation planning projects, including corridor studies; transit plans; project feasibility studies; multi-modal enhancement strategies; policy and best-practice research; conceptual design studies; and grant funding applications.

  • Direct data collection activities and the synthesis of complex spatial and demographic data sets to support goal setting and transportation decision-making.

  • Collaborate directly with a diverse set of public-agency clients to create, adapt and successfully carry out planning project assignments.

  • Support development of compelling proposals for future planning assignments.

  • Manage and mentor professional colleagues in a diverse workplace


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree plus 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS Planning, Engineering or related degree

  • 6 to 10 years of experience in planning and transportation projects

  • Technical background across a number of key specialty areas related to transportation planning, potentially including demographic/economic analyses, capital infrastructure planning, transit operations, traffic modeling, transportation safety analysis/audits, principles of street design, etc.

  • Experience managing multidisciplinary projects and teams, including subconsultants

  • Ability to guide early-career staff and mentor with their career development

  • Experience with GIS

  • AICP certification

Additional Information

  • Relocation may be available for this position.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10086859

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid