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AECOM Senior Transportation Planner in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Senior Transportation Planner for immediate employment in the Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; or Wilmington, NC office.

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

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

  • Managing, developing and collaborating with project teams in the preparation of transportation plans, that may include feasibility studies, corridor studies, long-range transportation plans, small area plans, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents/studies, 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 project team that may include assigning and monitoring work progress, mentoring colleagues, 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 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.

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban/City and Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Transportation, Engineering or related field

  • Six (6) years of experience in transportation planning, including understanding of and experience with Federal Transit Administration programs and compliance, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), rural planning, and transit planning

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification

  • Knowledge and experience with Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Rural Planning Organizations, Comprehensive Transportation Plans, Statewide Plans, and other long-range planning activities in North Carolina

  • Consistent membership in key transit industry professional organizations

  • 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

  • Familiarity with Federal transportation funding

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256592BR

Additional Locations US - Charlotte, NC - 6000 Fairview Road, US - Wilmington, NC - 201 North Front Street

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.