Michael Baker International Seeking Transportation Planner III



Transportation Planner III



Michael Baker International is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Planner for our Philadelphia Office. The position will support a variety of planning initiatives for transportation, community, and economic development projects for public and private sector clients, including state agencies, counties, municipalities, and private developers.


– Providing multimodal transportation planning support in one or more of the following modes: surface transportation, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian, ports and waterways, rail freight, and aviation.
– Conducting analytical research on transportation policy and public transportation programs and issues.
– Working closely with county and local governments to promote community and economic development through comprehensive plans, redevelopment strategies, master plans, and related urban and rural planning initiatives.
– Conducting data research to prepare community profiles on land use, socioeconomic trends, housing and real estate market conditions, and related topics.
– Developing and maintaining project databases utilizing MS Excel, MS Access, and MS SQL server.
– Preparing technical reports, plans, and studies. This includes developing associated graphics, templates, and maps.
– Serving as a community engagement specialist to promote planning efforts and solicit public input.
– Conducting field work as required.

Job Requirements 


– Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Business, Economics, Government or Public Administration; Master’s degree preferred.
– Minimum of 5 – 7 years of professional work experience in community planning, transportation planning, public administration, or related role.
– AICP preferred.
– Client experience with local counties, municipalities, City of Philadelphia, SEPTA and PennDOT.
– Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and analytical skills.
– Experience preparing written materials, such as formal studies, plans, and/or grant applications.
– Experience with U.S. Census Bureau and related data sets preferred.
– Experience with state and federal grant programs preferred.
– Proficiency with MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and in GIS Software preferred.

How to Apply