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AECOM Entry Level Transportation Planner in Franklin, Tennessee

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, self-driven Entry Level Transportation Planner to join a large, dynamic, and highly technical team of planners, engineers, and technicians in the Franklin, Tennessee office. 

Our planning team is housed in the AECOM transportation business line, but we also contribute to projects across other disciplines, including water resources (particularly green infrastructure planning), economic and community planning, and environmental planning. All our work is grounded in effective, meaningful, and equitable public and stakeholder engagement.

The position offers the opportunity for a recent graduate or current planner with limited job experience to contribute to a variety of consulting projects in Tennessee and elsewhere, including:

  • Transportation corridor planning.

  • Transit studies.

  • Transportation Demand Management programs.

  • Roadway and bridge design.

  • Bicycle and pedestrian systems analysis.

  • Community outreach.

  • Economic development and housing studies.

  • Land use and comprehensive planning.

  • Policy analysis.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Transportation Planning, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Transportation Planning, or related field.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Experience in demographic and economic analysis.

  • Basic familiarity with community outreach techniques, including to populations of color and low-income populations.

  • Basic familiarity with GIS analysis.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10095542

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid