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AECOM Transportation Planner III in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM Transit & Rail Major Projects & Programs Group is seeking a creative, highly talented and experienced mid-level Transportation/Transit Planner III for immediate employment in AECOM's Los Angeles, California Office.

The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in transportation planning, with specialization in multimodal, transit and rail corridor planning. The best candidates will have seasoned experience with NEPA and/or CEQA environmental clearance of transit corridor projects. The best candidates will have an interdisciplinary background and be knowledgeable and versatile in transportation planning, transportation engineering, environmental planning, and urban planning/land use planning.

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of transit planning studies, such as feasibility studies, alternatives analyses, and NEPA/CEQA environmental clearance.

  • Conduct task management and project management for complex planning and conceptual engineering studies.

  • Perform technical calculations for analyzing transportation projects, including capital and operating cost estimates, ridership forecasts, operations metrics, and other performance measures.

  • Research and recommend priorities, schedules, and funding sources to implement transportation improvement plans.

  • Conduct research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social and economic issues.

  • Provide professional planning assistance to clients on varied land use and transportation projects.

  • Develop plans, studies and analyses on regional basis.

  • Support in the environmental analysis for environmental resource areas, such as natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, coastal zone management, and others.

  • Perform field inspections to gather data

  • Conduct meetings and presents reports and other findings to staff with advisory boards and elected officials.

  • Work with GIS and other planning software.

  • Write and present formal and technical reports, working papers and correspondence.

  • Assist with preparation of proposals for company pursuits.

  • Assist with mentoring and training entry level staff.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Transportation Planning for urban transit systems

  • Proficient with excel spreadsheets, word processing and standard office software

  • Ability to work well in teams in an open office environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • GIS Experience

  • Masters Degree in Planning or a related field

  • Data Analysis, including visual graphics

  • Experience in NEPA/CEQA Environmentally Clearing Transportation Projects

  • Experience with Capital Planning for Transit Projects

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 Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 268808BR

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.