Alternative Job Titles
Urban & Regional Planner, Planner, Transit Planner, Transportation Analyst, Transportation Modeler, Transportation Manager, Urban & Regional Planner, Land Use Planner, Environmental Planner
A Transportation Planner is committed to taking on the role of urban freight researcher who studies the operation of transportation systems implemented by an organization. On a daily basis, the analysis and compilation of data is carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of implemented transportation models and simulations. A Transportation Planner therefore works to analyze the developmental tide of the infrastructure, and how current project models potentially can be developed to weight against local regulations. In that role, one therefore bares the responsibility of representing the administrative approval of transportation-and-land development projects carried out by an organization, to make sure that local regulations and jurisdictions on land use are being followed.
Other responsibilities typically include:
- Attend regular meetings and collaborate with engineers, public officials, and public stakeholders to resolve transportation design and environmental issues stemming from civic projects and public policies.
- Compose and summon technical reports on plans within regional and urban programs and policies.
- Monitor and assess regional/urban production.
- Supervise the work of hired consultants and interns; carry out public outreach to promote a consensual dialogue on the future development of civic projects.
- Analysis/Research/Report Methods
- Gov. Structure (Boards, Councils, Commissions)
- Regulation/Legislation Related to Area
- Principles of Planning & Development
- Transportation Modeling
- Project Management Practices
- Asset Management Practices
- Budgeting/Financial Analysis
- Document Drafting
- Statistical Theory/Methods
- Principles of Urban/Regional/Trans. Planning
- Data Visualization & Presentation
- Principles in Trans. Demand Management
Required Skills & Abilities
- Prepare Reports & Presentations
- Public Speaking & Interactions
- Foster/Support Teamwork
- Work Independently
- Written & Oral Presentation
- Collect, Compile & Analyze Data
- Complex Problem Solving
- Plan & Coordinate Projects
- Prepare/Administer Budgets
- Strategic Mindset
Technical Skills Requirements
- ArcGIS, ArcView, TRAFFIX, SAS
- AutoCAD, MS Access, MS Office, SQL
- Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
Typical Salary$40,265 – $77,902
- Master’s degree in planning preferred; bachelor’s degree accepted for a majority of positions.
- American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)