Planner


Employer
Gresham Smith
Atlanta, Georgia

Description
We are a creative team of architecture, engineering and design professionals who serve both public and private sector clients. Together, we share one Core Purpose: To plan, design, and consult to create healthy and thriving communities. Our offices are full of genuine, fun, and down-to-earth people who believe in fostering an inclusive culture where all employees feel they belong. Loving where you work, who you’re working with, and what you’re working on is important to us, which is why we put our people first—they’re at the heart of everything we do. From professional growth and development support and opportunities to give back to your community, to flexible work schedules and competitive benefits, we have a genuine interest in the whole you. So, if you’re just as passionate about what you do as we are, then we’d love to hear from you!

Our transportation and utility services professionals offer practical, forward-thinking expertise in a wide range of practice areas, including active transportation, bridge design, roadway design and traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems, utility and broadband services, grant writing, program management and so much more! From interstates and intersections to bridges and bike paths, we invite you to join us in designing transportation systems that connect us to the people and places we care about most.

Our Georgia planning team offers thoughtful, forward-thinking, and practical expertise in a range of practice areas, including multimodal and active transportation, freight planning, community planning, transportation safety, and more. The successful candidate will play a key role in a creative and dynamic team of planners and engineers supporting multimodal planning, analyzing complex transportation data, preparing studies and technical reports, and creatively and effectively communicating information to a wide range of audiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Support development of transportation planning and engineering reports, plans, and studies with a primary focus on research, data collection, field assessment, data analysis, mapping, writing and editing.
  • Conduct extensive research and analysis using a variety of data sources and methods.
    Identify issues, needs, and opportunities based on observation, research, and data analysis.
  • Offer and develop creative, yet practical solutions to a variety of complex problems, including recommendations, strategies, actions consistent with community goals, best practices, and applicable regulations.
  • Prepare formal and technical reports, working papers, and professional correspondence.
  • Prepare information (i.e. project fact sheets, display boards, slides, online platforms, etc.) to explain projects clearly and succinctly to and gather input from clients, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Work and communicate effectively with a broad range of team members, clients, review agencies, and others as appropriate for a range of project types.
  • Manage work tasks across multiple simultaneous projects, coordinating among team members, clients, and external consultants.
  • Support and participate in public meetings and presentations.
  • Participate in a range of challenging projects including multimodal transportation plans, corridor studies, small area plans, comprehensive plans, feasibility studies, and alternative analyses.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in city/regional/urban planning or closely related field.
  • Two or more years of applicable work experience.
  • Working in-depth knowledge of planning processes and principles.
  • Ability to obtain AICP within the next few years.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to rigorous quality control.
  • Ability to research, learn, and apply innovative solutions and best practices in the industry.
  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills, including working on multiple tasks or projects concurrently.
  • Ability to be proactive in determining the necessary steps to meet task objectives and perform assigned duties.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Strong GIS experience, including data analysis and presentation of maps and other figures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally and comfortably with a variety of personalities and communication styles.
  • Proficiency and skill in Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, InDesign, online survey or other public engagement tools, and other graphical and/or statistical software packages.

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