Transit Planner - Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Job Description

Transit Planner

Posted: Monday, 5/13/2024

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Transit Planner, we'll count on you to:

  • Demonstrate extensive public participation, agency coordination, planning and programming experience
  • Collect, assimilate and manage project-related data
  • Create technical reports, presentations, and other materials to document planning study findings (such as corridor studies)
  • Assist in preparation and participation of public information meetings and hearings
  • Plan and monitor aspects of large multidiscipline transportation planning and transit projects
  • Establish client relations and be involved with production meetings
  • Assist in directing the work of others in completion of required studies, documents and reports
  • Participate in planning work sessions in conjunction with appropriate technical professionals and other disciplines
  • Mentor and coordinate staff and workload through entire project development to complete documents on schedule
  • Lead and direct on a variety of transportation planning projects including complete streets, transit planning, long range planning, community planning, or concept development.
  • Participate in corridor studies associated with FTA CIG projects
  • Participate in grant writing and review
  • Create technical reports, presentations, and other materials for stakeholders and clients to document planning study and concept design findings

Work to be expected includes:

  • Transit plans
  • Local, regional and statewide multimodal transportation plans
  • Transit oriented development
  • Corridor studies
  • Short and Long Range Transit and Transportation Plans
  • Transportation planning reports
  • Transit studies for multiple modes
  • Bicycle and pedestrian studies
  • New mobility
  • Data analysis, mapping, graphics
  • Community engagement
  • Assist in projects relating to emerging transportation technologies
  • Perform other duties as needed


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Planning or a related field
  • 5 years of relevant transportation and transit planning experience
  • Possess excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Understanding of transportation and transit planning principles
  • Positive attitude and ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Geographic Information Systems
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Planning or related field
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • Demonstrated ability in Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Familiarity with transit facilities planning
  • Experience coordinating with transit agencies, municipalities, state, and federal government organizations with relevance to transportation and transit in Ohio


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

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