Transportation Planner

at Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson in Newark, Delaware, United States

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Job Description

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson is a dynamic, 100% employee-owned consulting firm of more than 1,800 professionals that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, information technology, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT is currently ranked #60 on Engineering News-Record's list of the Top 500 Design Firms.
Position summary: JMT is seeking a creative, highly motivated Transportation Planner to support our growing transportation planning practice. This is a unique opportunity to help deliver innovative transportation plans and solutions for both public and private sector clients across Delaware and the mid-Atlantic region. The successful candidate will report for work assignments in either our Newark, DE or Dover, DE offices.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in active transportation planning and design, community outreach, and be skilled in GIS, technical writing, graphic design, and report preparation. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplined team of planning and engineering professionals. The candidate will work on a variety of multi-modal transportation projects that combine transportation planning, urban planning, traffic engineering, and land use planning to develop plans and projects that solve the planning problems of today and tomorrow.
Essential functions and responsibilities
Provides technical support and assistance to Senior Planners and/or Project Managers as needed on ongoing transportation design and planning projects
Assists and/or manages, with supervisory input and oversight, in the preparation of planning documents including Feasibility Studies, Transportation Plans, Concept Studies, Corridor Plans, Impact Assessments, Transportation Master Plans, etc., as well as PEL and NEPA documents and technical reports
Creating/contributing content including text, illustrations, infographics, maps, 3-D models, and other graphic visualizations for; proposals, reports, memoranda, presentations, conceptual drawings, maps, graphics - for technical and non-technical audiences;
Collects, analyzes, and creates GIS data, mapping, web applications.
Applying knowledge of research and statistical methods;
Researching/collecting, tabulating, analyzing, and presenting data;
Applying knowledge of basic concepts and principles of transportation planning;
Participates in preparation of public involvement strategies and materials, and participates in public/stakeholder outreach and engagement activities
Supports and/or participates in field review and data collection activities
Non-Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Performs other related duties as assigned


Required Skills
Proficiency or familiarity with GIS mapping software (ESRI products), graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Preferred Skills
Proficiency or familiarity with SketchUp, AutoCADD and/or Microstation and other similar planning software


Required Experience
Bachelor's degree in transportation planning, urban planning, regional planning, community planning, environmental planning, geography, public policy or administration, landscape architecture, engineering, or other closely related field
Preferred Experience
Master's degree in transportation planning, urban planning, regional planning, community planning, environmental planning, geography, public policy or administration, landscape architecture, engineering, or other closely related field
Experience with a variety of transportation planning concepts, practices, regulations, and procedures.
Working Conditions
Work is performed within a general office environment approximately 90% of the time. Office work is generally sedentary in nature but may require occasional standing and walking. Office work is performed with adequate lighting and temperature, with no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work sometimes requires availability in the evenings and on weekends to participate in public engagement activities.
Field work is required approximately 10% of the time and is conducted outdoors in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Field work will require walking and carrying field equipment over typical outdoor terrain. Some lifting (up to 25 lbs) may be required as needed.
Job Competencies
Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving
Building Relationships and Teamwork
Communication (written and verbal)
Job-Focused Learning
Planning and Organizing/Time Management
Quality Service
JMT is an , and we are proud to be building an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Job Location

Newark, Delaware, United States

Position Type


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Job Posting: 1073971

Posted On: Nov 17, 2022

Updated On: Dec 17, 2022

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