Overview

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Transportation Planner for our Philadelphia, PA office.  WSP’s local planning team guides our local and regional clients through solving complex infrastructure challenges by providing a unique combination of planning and engineering principles, technology, and strategic consulting skills. Come join us and help shape the future!

The Senior Transportation Planner will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Think creatively and deeply about planning best practices across a range of topics and how to apply them effectively in a variety of planning contexts
  • Understand the planning process and the scope and context of planning projects
  • Assume a variety of roles on multiple planning projects simultaneously, including writing and reviewing major sections of plans or technical studies; developing and working with other team members to develop analysis, graphics, and maps
  • Communicate effectively, consistently, and punctually among several project teams and project timelines
  • Lead client, public, and stakeholder coordination and present information across a range of audiences

The diversity of local projects this role will contribute to may include:

  • Complete streets initiatives
  • Bicycle and pedestrian planning
  • Transit planning
  • Community-focused projects
  • Grantwriting for local, state, and federal funding opportunities
  • Placemaking, urban design, and transit-oriented development

The best candidate is culturally competent, empathetic, and authentic in their work, and a self-starter who can work well individually and collaboratively in a team. Ideally this person will demonstrate a combination of the base and bonus qualifications.

Your Impact

  • Provide technical planning assistance and guidance based on a variety of interdisciplinary work products
  • Collaborate across disciplines to develop maps, reports, recommendations, analysis, etc.
  • Preparation of plans, studies, reports including developing qualitative and quantitative analysis with a high degree of independence. Work products include maps, visualizations, written analysis, recommendations
  • Plan and participate in public and stakeholder engagement, including at times leading meetings, seminars, or workshops
  • Keep up-to-date on industry trends and current and emerging practices
  • Represent the planning team in internal and external meetings, grasping the basics of  project, pursuit, and client needs
  • Build relationships with internal and external clients
  • Participate in business development and support pursuit
  • Ability to work on multiple assignments and meet deadlines

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