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Transportation Planner

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Raleigh, NC, United States

Employment Type

Entry Level, Planning, Architecture

Posted on
Oct 04, 2021

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United States of America - North Carolina, Raleigh

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Transportation Planner I to be based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This position is expected to begin in November 2021.


At AECOM, 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.

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 mega project, life-sustaining disaster 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:

Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

#1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


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.

AECOM is actively seeking an Entry-Level Planner for immediate employment in the Raleigh, NC office.

This Entry-Level Planner will support AECOM’s North Carolina Transportation Planning Group on a variety of studies including transportation planning, transit, active transportation, resilience, project development (NEPA/SEPA) and environmental permitting.

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

Supporting planning studies and reports for new and updated plans, programs and regulations.

Preparing written documents, summarize information collected by others, and assemble reports.

Conducting planning assessments using analytical tools such as GIS to evaluate data, identify trends, and develop documentation to summarize results

Collecting a variety of statistical data and prepares reports and maps on topics, such as census information, land use, transportation tax base data and occupancy rates.

Providing information to the public regarding development regulations.

Assisting in resolving citizen and customer issues.

Under direct supervision, conducting field evaluations and assessments.

Collaborating with project teams in the preparation of transportation plans, including regional plans, transit studies and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents and reports

Gathering data and conduct analysis of data for use in projects and for decision making

Preparing planning deliverables, including high quality graphics, reports, and web-based products

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Urban/City and Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Environmental Science, Ecology, Geography, Transportation, Engineering, or related field

Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent writing and communication skills

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

Competence in Geographic Information Systems software (GIS), including ArcGIS Pro

Adobe Creative Suite

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

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255621BR

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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