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Senior Transportation Planner

  • Job reference: NA-001334
  • Sector: Planning, Transportation
  • Location: Raleigh
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Why not...

How will we:

Create integrated and sustainable transportation networks
Ensure that transportation systems function successfully
Connect people and places safely and efficiently

If your interests lie in:

Transportation Engineering
Transportation Planning

We want to talk to you!

We provide the full range of services required to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain transportation projects for public and private owners. From preparing feasibility studies to conducting preliminary and final engineering, we take projects from concept and see them through construction.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact.

We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.

Atkins seeks an experienced Senior Transportation Planner to join our team in our Raleigh, NC office.


Position is to support Atkins statewide, regional, and corridor transportation planning and transportation policy planning activities nationwide, with a focus on North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic area.

Would support diverse assignments such as corridor master planning, traffic forecasting, and comprehensive transportation planning.

Position will provide the following project roles: lead technical professional (engineer or planner), task manager, or project manager.

Individual will manage internal project staff and sub consultants, coordinate with clients, and facilitate engagement with study stakeholders, both public and agency, and participate in proposals and business development.

Under direction, this position provides the expertise of a seasoned planner, applying advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional problems.

May function as individual contributor or technical specialist.


This position manages transportation planning projects and major planning tasks that are part of larger projects.

May lead or support transportation planning proposal preparation and participate in business development activities.

Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring diversified knowledge of planning principles and practices in broad areas of assignments.

Work requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices.


Bachelor's or Master's degree in Planning or related field.

Master's or graduate level technical coursework preferred.

This level may be achieved by Planners with seven years’ experience since Bachelor's or six years since Master's.

Typical incumbent has 8-10 years' experience.


Proven technical writing and communications skills. Requires substantial responsible experience (project manager or lead technical professional) in preparation of statewide or regional transportation plans, traffic forecasting, MPO coordination, and local comprehensive transportation plans, preferably with NCDOT.


AICP Certification or PE desired.


Strong understanding of federal and state transportation planning and project development regulations.

Strong analytical ability to extrapolate from existing data bases to draw supportable programmatic conclusions and recommendations.

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.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.

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