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Transportation Planner/Engineer

Department: NYPC-NYC
Location: New York, NY

VHB’s New York City team is looking for a Transportation Planner or Engineer (0 to 4 years’ experience) with a strong interest in planning public transit services. This is an exciting opportunity to work within our dynamic transit and rail team, across diverse disciplines, giving you exposure to a wide variety of projects in size and scope. VHB has consistently been rated as one of the top Engineering Firms to work for, was awarded “Employer of the Year” by WTS in 2018 and has a 100% CEO approval rating on Glassdoor.

The transportation planner or engineer will work as a team resource on projects related to bus and rail transportation planning and conceptual engineering. These projects often require compliance with City Environmental Quality (CEQR), the State Environmental Quality Act (SEQRA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The successful candidate will have internship or job experience working for an agency or private firm on projects related to transportation planning or environmental review, preferably with a focus on transit and rail project development.

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners and designers who partner with public and private clients in the real estate, institutional, transportation and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze public transit data (ridership data, surveys, and operations)
  • Write sections of reports related to transit service evaluation, service planning, and infrastructure planning
  • Conduct database and GIS-based analyses, including demographics
  • Prepare graphics and maps based upon data analyses
  • Prepare existing conditions reports and transportation chapters of environmental compliance documents
  • Conduct route and system performance analyses
  • Organize data collection activities in the office and the field
  • Assist in the creation of route schedules; knowledge of GTFS schedules a plus
  • Conduct research as needed to assist senior staff on projects
  • Assist with community outreach activities
  • Creatively solve multimodal transportation problems
  • Work successfully with clients, members of the public, and project teams
  • Prepare and give effective presentations

Skills and abilities:

  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Comfortable with analytical tasks including creation of spreadsheets and databases
  • Team-oriented
  • Highly motivated, self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and ArcGIS
  • Experience with SketchUp and Adobe Suite is a plus

 

Qualifications:

  • 0 to 4 years of transportation planning experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in city/urban planning, transportation engineering or related field, or equivalent experience. A Master’s degree (or one in progress) in one of these fields is a plus.
  • Previous internship or employment in the transportation planning or railroad engineering field
  • Strong interest in public transportation and sustainable mobility
  • We regret that we are unable to provide sponsorship for employment visas at this time

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

 

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

VHB participates in the E-verify employment authorization program.

VHB also maintains a drug-free workplace.

If you are in need of special assistance in applying for individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please call our HR contact, Mary Ann Forde at 407-982-4495 or email mforde@vhb.com.

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