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HNTB Transit Planner III in Arlington, Virginia

What We're Looking For

At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.

This opportunity entails being responsible for applying planning strategies utilizing various technologies and tools to gather and analyze data, assess outcomes, and develop reporting and visuals to effectively communicate findings. This position performs tasks for planning projects including research, studies, and documentation, coordinating with multi-discipline team members, from concept development through project completion. Work emphasizes design and technical aspects of projects but may include limited task assignee duties and tasks associated with business development. May assist in directing small-scale planning projects and portions of larger projects.

What You’ll Do:

  • Research data sources, gathers data, and conducts analysis of data for use in projects.

  • Identifies planning and analysis strategies using tools such as GIS, traffic, or safety software to manipulate data, assess scenarios, and perform project analysis.

  • Investigates, evaluates, and provides recommendations on planning processes and technical solutions that best meet the project needs.

  • Leads aspects of internal and external coordination with project team members, including other discipline areas involved with the project.

  • Participates in client meetings and interactions.

  • Leads preparation of maps, exhibits, and presentation materials for projects.

  • Conducts or directs research on issues, policies, and concepts pertaining to planning, and formulates recommendations.

  • Participates in the development of conceptual planning alternatives for urban and transportation planning projects

  • Writes major sections of and leads production of plans, studies, reports, and environmental documents for transportation and infrastructure projects.

  • Participates in public process and stakeholder facilitation.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Engineering, or related field and 4 years related professional experience, or

  • Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Engineering, or related field and 3 years of relevant experience

What You’ll Bring:

  • Proficient at using software specific to planning jobs. Aids Planners I and II in increasing their software proficiency.

  • Analyzes data to provide findings and recommendations to more experienced staff to move the project forward and determine solutions. Provides direction on data resources to less experienced staff.

  • Uses judgement to appropriately identify research tools and sources to conduct technical analysis and assess the findings with some oversight by more experienced staff.

  • Drafts reports, including compiled materials from others, to create and substantiate findings. Contributes to presentations and may present findings to the team.

  • Assists in preparing materials for client meetings by creating an agenda and organizing meeting materials. Attends client meetings and takes minutes.

What We Prefer:

  • Master's degree in Urban Planning or related field.

  • Professional Engineer (PE), Engineer in Training (EIT), American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP), Professional Transportation Planner (PTP)

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Arlington, VA (Alexandria), Baltimore, MD








The approximate pay range for Maryland is $72,207.36 - $118,626.38. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent on factors, including but not limited to, the individual’s qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as physical work location within the state.




HNTB does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies. Any staffing/employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume to this site does so with the understanding that the applicant's resume will become the property of HNTB. HNTB will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion and without any fee owed to the submitting staffing/employment agency, person or entity. Staffing/employment agencies who have fee agreements with HNTB must submit applicants to the designated HNTB recruiter to be eligible for placement fees.

Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Planning Group

ReqID: R-17468