McCormick Taylor, Inc., a progressive transportation engineering and environmental planning firm, has an immediate opening for a Senior Transit/Multimodal Planner in its growing Planning & Communications Services group. The ideal candidate will bring a strong understanding of transportation planning for various modes, including transit, walking, and biking, as well as capabilities in leading public involvement programs for diverse communities. The role includes client-facing opportunities, as well as supporting plans and projects across McCormick Taylor’s various offices.
The position involves managing projects and programs for public-sector clients, including state departments of transportation (DOTs), transit agencies, regional planning entities and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and county and local governments. Specific work activities may include: transit plans and programs for bus, rail, and trolleys; bicycle and pedestrian projects; supporting small and large planning projects and contracts; working with project teams in the completion of project deliverables; the creation of plans, drawings, and maps; Environmental Justice analyses; developing project impact screenings and assessments; and preparing comprehensive and community area plans. The desired candidate will bring strong communications skills, and have interest in leading robust community outreach and public involvement programs designed to engage communities.
The desired applicant 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. Applicants also should be proficient in or familiar with one or more urban planning software programs, including: ArcMap/ArcGIS, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, or similar. Certification/accreditation through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), New Jersey Professional Planners (NJPP), Professional Engineer (PE), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), or similar is preferred. Familiarity with website and social media content development/management is a plus.
- Leading the development transit and multimodal transportation plans.
- Community planning support, including land use plans, comprehensive plans, and master plans.
- 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 policy and physical planning problems.
- 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.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Multimodal Transportation Planning, Community and Regional Planning, City Planning, Urban Planning, Geography, Civil/Transportation Engineering, Transportation Public Policy, or other professionally-recognized equivalent discipline.
- 6-8 years of planning experience.
- Knowledge of planning best practices and concepts.
- Functional knowledge of ArcGIS software.
- Ability to organize and present 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.
- Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively within a large team of planners, engineers, graphic designers, web designers, and communication specialists.
- Master’s Degree in related field.
- Registration as AICP, NJPP, PE, or ASLA.
- Thorough understanding of US Census Data analysis and manipulation.
- Public outreach experience.
- Active participation in at least one relevant professional organization.
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.