1+ months

Lead Transit Planner

Charlotte, NC 28202
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
We are seeking a Lead Transit Planner to make a significant contribution to WSP USA’s strategic plan to increase our project management and business development capability. The Transit Planner will contribute as a member of multi-disciplinary team to transit fixed guide way planning and design efforts in the Charlotte, North Carolina office. Responsibilities will involve conducting a wide range of planning efforts including Alternatives Analyses, station area planning, short-range service plans, long-range vision plans, NEPA documents (EA’s and EIS’s), and feasibility studies for commuter rail, streetcar, light rail, and bus operations.
  • Contributes as a member of multi-disciplinary teams to transit fixed guide way planning and design efforts
  • Conducts or assists with a range of transportation planning studies, including needs assessments, transit modal analyses, traffic studies, NEPA documents, and long-range planning
  • Develops mapping and graphical material
  • Conducts station area planning and design
  • Conducts multimodal planning efforts
  • Prepares and gives briefings and makes presentations to clients, the general public, and other stakeholders
  • Prepares and reviews written technical reports
  • Assigns tasks to and coordinates with junior and entry-level staff and other sub consultants
  • Assists in determining schedule and budget requirements and in monitoring project progress


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s in Transportation Planning or Transit Planning or Urban Design
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • AICP certification and/or Registered Landscape Architect
  • Experience in transit planning projects such as Alternatives Analyses, NEPA, and other related studies
  • Experience working with Southeastern transit agencies and cities, especially North Carolina  based cities and transit agencies preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated teamwork skills
  • Increasing responsibility for interacting with clients, public officials, and the general public
  • Well-versed in MS Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator and ArcGIS
  • Active in professional service organizations
  • Must have the ability to immediately work in the United States
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with transit agencies and understanding Federal Transit Administration regulations and policies.
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started? 
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Posted: 2019-09-18 Expires: 2020-03-14

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