Senior Transportation Planner (McCormick Taylor, Inc.)

McCormick Taylor, Inc. is a full-service professional services consulting firm providing creative design, planning, and environmental solutions to the challenges of everyday life. Since 1946, we’ve focused on our relationships with people—our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. Our company culture matters because our people matter. We strive to create pathways for career advancement that suit the individual. We embrace the cultural shift toward a greater work-life balance.

Position Summary

McCormick Taylor has an immediate opening for a Senior Transportation Planner/Project Manager in to join our Planning & Communications Services group. This candidate will be an integral member of our team, our clients’ operations, and the wider community. The role entails client-facing opportunities, including leading and/or managing projects and programs for public-sector clients, including state DOTs, transit agencies, regional planning entities and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and county and local governments. Specific work activities may include: managing multimodal transportation planning projects; leading and working with project teams in the completion of project deliverables; working with elected officials, stakeholders, and residents in the development of transportation plans and programs; and supporting business development initiatives across various markets. In addition, the desired candidate will bring strong communications skills and have interest in leading robust community outreach and public involvement programs designed to meaningfully engage communities.

This Role’s Reach

A Senior Transportation Planner/Project Manager in McCormick Taylor’s Planning & Communications Services group is an integral member of our team, our clients’ operations, and the wider community. The role entails client-facing opportunities, including leading and/or managing projects and programs for public-sector clients, including state DOTs, transit agencies, regional planning entities and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and county and local governments. Specific work activities may include: managing multimodal transportation planning projects; leading and working with project teams in the completion of project deliverables; working with elected officials, stakeholders, and residents in the development of transportation plans and programs; and supporting business development initiatives across various markets. In addition, the desired candidate will bring strong communications skills and have interest in leading robust community outreach and public involvement programs designed to meaningfully engage communities.

Who We’re Looking For

The Senior Transportation Planner/Project Manager would serve our transportation clients in Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland, and as such could be based out of our Philadelphia, PA; Exton, PA; Mount Laurel, NJ; Newark, DE; or Baltimore, MD offices. The ideal candidate will bring a strong understanding of transportation planning for various modes, as well as capabilities in leading public involvement programs for underserved communities. The desired applicant also should possess some project management experience, including scope and price proposal development, client coordination, meeting facilitation and presentations, and maintaining overall quality control across projects.

In addition to the Microsoft Office suite, applicants also should be proficient in or familiar with one or more urban planning software programs, including: ArcMap/ArcGIS, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar. Certification/accreditation through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), New Jersey Professional Planners (NJPP), Professional Transportation Planner (PTP), Professional Engineer (PE), Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), Project Management Professional (PMP), or similar is preferred.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Leading the development of multimodal transportation plans, like bicycle and pedestrian plans, Vision Zero plans, Complete Streets plans, and Safe Streets and Roads for All Action Plans.
  • Conducting research and analysis for transit plans, corridor plans, and Transit-Oriented Development plans.
  • Developing engaging outreach strategies for transportation projects in diverse communities.
  • Composing technical documents that present findings using clear language and graphical elements.
  • Organizing and facilitating meetings with officials, stakeholders, and the public.
    Playing a key role in developing solutions to transportation infrastructure issues and policy initiatives.
  • Grantwriting for local, state, and federal funding opportunities.
  • Preparation of comprehensive plans and master plans.
  • Maintaining high standards and quality of work while demonstrating innovation and creativity in developing solutions for client projects.
  • Managing a project, elements of a project, or having a significant technical role under the direction of other technical staff members.
  • Some supervisory skills and experience providing guidance to more junior staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Multimodal Transportation Planning, Community and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning/Resiliency, Geography, Civil/Transportation Engineering,
  • Transportation Public Policy, or other professionally recognized equivalent discipline.
    8+ years of experience.
  • Understanding of the planning process and the project development process.
  • Knowledge of planning best practices and concepts.
  • Functional knowledge of ArcGIS software.
  • Ability to organize data in an efficient and clear manner.
  • Excellent technical skills and strong personal initiative.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Works well in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in related field.
  • Registration as AICP, NJPP, PTP, PE, ENV SP, or ASLA.
  • Thorough understanding of US Census Data analysis and manipulation.
  • Public outreach experience.
  • Active participation in at least one relevant professional organization.
  • Fluency in another language is a plus.

We value your interest in our organization! At McCormick Taylor, our people are our greatest asset. If you join us, we hope for the opportunity to grow and succeed together. We offer an unparalleled, comprehensive benefits package—including no-deductible medical plans, free vision and dental plans, programs to enhance work-life balance, and flexible and hybrid work schedules.

McCormick Taylor is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strongly supports and celebrates the unique backgrounds of all of our employees and our applicants. Our commitment to inclusion spans age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and physical and mental ability. Our focus is on building a culture that promotes, supports, and values the diverse backgrounds and voices of our employees so that everyone feels welcome and can succeed. We strive to build a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.

How to Apply

https://mccormicktaylor.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/128

Deadline – 09/30/2024