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AECOM Senior Transit Planner in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Transportation Planner based in Atlanta, Georgia. The senior transportation planner will serve as a senior planner and project manager on a variety of transit planning initiatives and projects. And will provide superior client care and act as an advisor for various audiences and decision-makers. This position requires frequent interaction with clients and external stakeholders including executive level teams, boards, and elected officials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and evaluates plans and reports for a variety of projects and activities

  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed planning products

  • Performs as a staff advisor and comfortable with performing as a consultant as to a technical specialty area related to transit planning

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws

  • Oversees specialized planning functions, such as large-scale new transit projects and environmental studies

  • Provides overall management in the development of reports and other deliverables

  • Advises the Planning Director on all planning-related matters

  • Advises various audiences including councils, boards, commissions and elected officials in planning related issues

  • Evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities

  • Prepares reports on operations and activities, recommending improvements and modifications

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.


As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. AECOM’s Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation projects that carry all of our communities into the future safely and reliably.

We use our extensive knowledge in planning, designing and managing transportation systems as well as restoring and replacing aging infrastructure to help our public and private clients find smarter, more advanced ways to move people across 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Urban Planning, Engineering or related field

  • 6 years of transportation planning experience

  • Advanced experience and knowledge of transit planning concepts

  • Transit planning project management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Urban Planning, Engineering or related field

  • Advanced experience and knowledge of transit planning concepts

  • Advanced knowledge and current practice of transit planning concepts and methodology

  • Advanced knowledge of environmental planning concepts and methodologies required to satisfy requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for USDOT, Federally funded projects

  • 6 years of transportation transit planning experience

What We Offer

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.

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. 259062BR

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.