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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 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 conduct public transportation planning studies and analysis, in the Southeast United States, and be based out of the Charlotte, North Carolina office. Responsibilities will involve conducting a wide range of transit planning efforts including Alternatives Analyses, short-range service plans, long-range vision plans, FTA program administration, FTA compliance oversight, and feasibility studies for commuter rail, streetcar, light rail, and bus operations.
  • 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 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
  • Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field and a minimum of three years progressively responsible experience in planning or research-related activities (or equivalent working knowledge/experience).


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Planning or related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in transit planning projects such as Alternatives Analyses, Transit Corridor Studies, Public Transit route analysis, transit bus stop analysis, and ITS
  • 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
  • Well-versed in ArcGIS
  • Active in professional service organizations
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with transit agencies and understanding Federal Transit Administration regulations and policies
  • Well-versed in Adobe Illustrator and ArcGIS
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 is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. 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 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings 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? 
As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


Posted: 2020-02-14 Expires: 2020-03-16

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Transit Planner

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