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AECOM Senior Transportation Planner – State/Federal Grant Lead in Raleigh, North Carolina

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 creative, highly talented Senior Transportation Planner as our State/Federal Grant Lead for immediate employment in the Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; or Wilmington, NC office. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the NC Transportation Group’s grant support for our clients. In addition, this position gives you the opportunity to engage in a variety of other planning work that may include long-range planning, transit planning, NEPA/SEPA, process improvements, multimodal planning, sustainability, etc. As an integral leader on our team, you will play a critical role in managing and growing our grant program. There is the potential for this position to either be or become a supervisor. If you are a skilled and experienced planner looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity in the transportation sector, we encourage you to apply.

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

  • Planning and implementing grant programs, including grant application writing, grant submission, financial administration, and researching grant funding opportunities

  • Be a visible leader and trusted advisor to clients by promoting AECOM’s values both internally and externally

  • Potentially supervising staff and organizing and monitoring work processes

  • Managing, developing, and collaborating with project teams in the preparation of transportation plans, which may include feasibility studies, corridor studies, long-range transportation plans, small area plans, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents/studies, transit, and other transportation plans

  • Understanding of and ability to interpret and synthesize state and federal transportation funds, grants, and prioritization

  • Preparation of briefing materials for key transportation legislation and rulemaking at the Federal and State levels

  • Serve as lead to the project team may include assigning and monitoring work progress, mentoring colleagues, and quality assurance reviews of completed work by project team members

  • Gather data and conduct analysis of data for use in projects and for decision-making

  • Preparation of planning deliverables, including high-quality graphics, reports, and web-based products

  • Conducting meetings and presentations with stakeholders

  • Work with the local area Business Line Leader and Senior Management on the development and execution of significant project pursuits and delivery

  • Establish relationships with both external and internal clients and customers, including industry associations and other potential consultant team members and contractors

  • Reviewing and compiling existing secondary sources of planning information; providing summaries and briefing documents for leadership

  • Conducting stakeholder outreach and public involvement efforts

  • Supporting the implementation of web-based planning processes.

  • Help project teams to integrate the work of planners and engineers into a coherent framework for decision-making.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban/City and Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Transportation, Engineering, or a related field or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • 8 + years of experience in transportation planning.


  • Master's degree in Urban/City and Regional Planning or similar

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification

  • Consistent membership in key transit industry professional organizations

  • Experience and knowledge of state and federal transportation funding and grant programs

  • Experience and understanding of the state and regional transportation planning frameworks and collaboration processes in the State of North Carolina

  • Demonstration of effective leadership skills as a project manager, key task leader, or deputy project manager in a significant transportation planning project or program

Additional Information

  • Relocation is an option for this position

  • Visa sponsorship is an option for this position

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

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: J10093712

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid