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Our passionate team of 1,400 professionals includes engineers, scientists, planners, and designers. We are 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 work hard. We have fun. We make a difference.

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Transportation Planner-Engineer

Department: MA-Transportation
Location: Watertown, MA

About Us

WE ARE VHB—a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners and designers tackling challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

We are creative problem-solvers.
We work hard, and we give back.
We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really).
We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun.

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast.

We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us!

Position Overview: Senior Transportation Planner/Engineer

Location: Atlanta, NYC, Boston/Watertown, MA


VHB is looking for an enthusiastic, growth-oriented, entrepreneurial and experienced Transportation Planner/Engineer with strong background working for higher education and healthcare institutions. The ideal candidate should possess a “can-do” attitude, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and not only managing and mentoring the transportation planning staff, but also have significant responsibility in business development, client management, and financial accountability. The individual will work primarily with VHB’s growing Institutional Practice but also serve corporate, federal and other clients. We are looking to fill this role in one (1) of the following VHB office locations: Atlanta, NYC, Boston/ Watertown, MA, but are open to other VHB office locations for the right candidate.

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, 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.


  • Seeking an individual with deep experience in developing and implementing regional, subarea, site-level transportation plans and transportation elements of broader plans. This work will be focused on campus setting (this can be corporate/federal/healthcare as well as education; emphasis on education); experience in urban and sub/exurban context as well
  • Handle multiple ongoing projects at once (either as Project Manager or Task Manager) and will provide superior client service, strong communication both internally and externally, and will manage the technical and financial aspects of the project or tasks under your control
  • Participate in project decisions regarding technical approach, cost and scheduling performance
  • Participate in business development Nationally within our transportation markets
  • Maintain and grow a local/region/national network of partners and owners

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with other disciplines (e.g. transit & rail, safety, environmental, etc.) and both prime/sub to campus planning firms
  • Ability to translate and distill complex technical concepts for stakeholders ranging from senior leadership to public and other stakeholders
  • Maintain and grow client relationships and lead skills are important
  • A balance of public and private sector client experience is a plus
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team oriented with strong capability to work independently
  • Motivated to lead and mentor others


  • Minimum 15+ years’ experience
  • AICP, PTP, PE license or similar
  • Travel (5-25%); individual may be based out of any office but will be expected to travel both internally to promote and build the practice and externally to support clients across the country
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Urban Design, Planning or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred
  • Ability to manage complex transportation planning projects from conception through completion




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

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