Michael Baker International Seeking a Transportation Policy Specialist

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Transportation Policy Specialist



Michael Baker International’s Harrisburg, PA office is seeking a Transportation Policy specialist to assist its Planning Department on assignments for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

This position will deliver innovative technical planning, policy and finance services to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and other State Departments of Transportation, and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) throughout the United States.

The successful candidate will report to the Harrisburg, PA office’s Transportation Planning Manager and be responsible for helping deliver a diverse portfolio of technically challenging transportation planning projects from Michael Baker’s Harrisburg, PA office location. In addition, the successful candidate will also collaborate with and support Michael Baker’s Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s General Consulting Engineer (GCE) team members to address the Commission’s complex tolling-related planning, policy, and finance needs.

This position offers a flexible workplace environment. The successful candidate will work in a variety of locations including the PA Turnpike’s headquarters building, Michael Baker’s Harrisburg Office or remotely based on client needs and project schedules.



The successful candidate will work in a fast-paced environment with a dynamic team of professionals that focus on making a difference and delivering value. The successful candidate will entail the following characteristics:

  • Ability to conduct research and prepare technical planning reports.
  • Ability to research and provide guidance for application of federal and state regulations and requirements to include all 50 states.
  • Ability to establish and manage project work plans, budgets, and staffing plans.
  • Knowledge and expertise in transportation planning and interrelated planning disciplines, including active transportation, emerging mobility, program management, community outreach/engagement, and policy analysis.
  • Knowledge and expertise in public funding, including successful grant application. development for Pennsylvania and USDOT transportation funding programs.
  • Ability to understand client needs and create valuable partnerships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting reports and projects.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Suite of programs.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with other programs, such as ESRI ArcMap GIS is desired.
  • Ability to accommodate moderate travel including a valid driver’s license.


  • At least 7 years of experience in total, with 5 or more years of transportation planning, policy, and/or finance related experience.
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) desired but not required.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, with proficiencies in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access. Data analytics and management is a key skill set.
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in planning, engineering, environmental, or transportation management.


The salary range for this position is $93,844- $135,504 in Harrisburg, PA. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability
  • Professional and personal development
  • Generous paid time off
  • Commuter and wellness benefits


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified, and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.  

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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