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Senior Transit Specialist

  • Job reference: NA-003164
  • Sector: Planning, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Bartow

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.


Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Bartow, FL FDOT District 1 team as an Senior Transit Specialist.

  • Atkins is looking for an experienced and talented individual to join our Bartow, Florida planning team to provide FDOT District 1 transit planning services as embedded staff at District 1 headquarters.
  • We're looking for an individual to help direct strategic planning, development, and implementation of transit programs and initiatives for FDOT District 1, including technical analysis of needs and development of short-term and long-term improvements on a strategically defined network. You will coordinate transit planning activities with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), representatives of other governmental agencies, consultants, and the general public. You will be responsible for overseeing the development and monitoring of transit improvements in the District’s Work Program, and provide technical oversight and guidance for the District’s involvement in other agencies’ transit and multimodal projects. You will manage consultant work activities and ensure coordination and communication with all stakeholders.
  • You'll make the most of your analytical skills and client focus to guide others and deliver interesting high-quality transit projects.

  • Direct strategic planning, development and implementation of transit programs and initiatives in FDOT District 1.
  • Use analytic and/or programming skills to analyze transit and multimodal projects.
  • Manage consultant work activities and ensure coordination
  • Apply knowledge of transportation and transit planning and integrated multimodal transportation systems
  • Lead and work with diverse groups of people
  • Manage transit related projects and programs in accordance with state and federal regulations
Atkins is looking to add staff who:
  • Is dynamic and passionate about the transit planning field
  • Have an interest and appreciation of current transport policy and the key factors influencing state and local programs
  • Demonstrates a proven track record in applying a range of relevant analytical techniques to meet varying client / project requirements on a diverse range of projects
  • Has good organizational, communication, time and budget management skills

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Planning, Engineering or related field. Master's or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Planners with ten years experience since Bachelor's or nine years since Master's. Typical incumbent has 12-15 years experience. Some public agency experience desirable.

  • Good technical writing, computer and communications skills.
  • May be eligible to receive project management training.

  • P.E. license or AICP certification is a plus
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience required.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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