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AECOM Transportation Planner II in Atlanta, Georgia

United States of America - Georgia, Atlanta

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Transportation Planner II to be based in Atlanta, GA.

About AECOM

At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunities 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development megaproject, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy, and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS—Transportation

  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient, and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future — safely, equitably, and reliably.

  • We combine our extensive planning, design, construction, and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our cities, countries, and continents.

  • Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients, and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

The successful candidate will work with the Atlanta-based transit planning practice to provide high-quality deliverables and technical planning support services for our Georgia clients. The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of ArcView GIS, InDesign, and other technical programs used to analyze data and inform decision-making.

  • Demonstrate familiarity and knowledge of transit planning concepts, including NEPA, transit operation and route planning, and data analysis.

  • Develops reports, graphics, and technical memoranda as assigned.

  • Interprets and applies applicable government codes, ordinances and regulations.

  • Initiates actions necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations.

  • Assists with updates and maintenance of Comprehensive Plan, transportation plan, and land development regulations.

  • Acts as a liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers, and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans.

  • Conducts review of various development applications, including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests, and rezonings.

  • Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas.

  • Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers, and correspondence.

  • Identifies community problems, issues, and opportunities in particular neighborhoods that could be mitigated through better community planning.

  • Develops long-range plans for communities with common developmental issues.

  • Develops strategies to promote economic and community development, or efficient land use consistent with community goals.

  • Evaluates the adequacy of community facilities in meeting current and projected needs.

  • Recommends priorities, schedules, and funding sources to implement public improvements plan.

Minimum Requirements

  • ​​​​​​Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Environmental Planning, or related field.

  • 2+ years of experience in transportation planning, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), economic development, rural planning, and transit planning.

  • Competence in Geographic Information Systems software (GIS), including ArcInfo.

  • Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, as well as Adobe Creative Suite.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Urban Planning or similar.

  • Familiarity with Federal Transportation Funding.

  • Knowledge of transit planning.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams.

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 Engineering - Transportation - Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 250165BR

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.

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