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HNTB Planner I in Chicago, Illinois

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.

HNTB is seeking an experienced, organized, motivated Transportation Planner for our Chicago office to support our growing Planning Group and support the firm’s renowned planning, design, and engineering services. HNTB's Chicago Planning Group is centered on applying comprehensive planning and design solutions to respond to shifts in the transportation industry, foster community development, and create new innovations to meet the needs of our clients.

What You’ll Do:

  • Researches and collects raw data, organizes, analyzes and provides review of the data for use in projects and for further analysis.

  • Performs project analysis using technical guidance and software.

  • Assists project team members with various support tasks such as development of maps, exhibits, presentation materials, and reporting.

  • Conducts research on issues, policies, and concepts pertaining to planning. Assists in the development of conceptual planning alternatives for urban and transportation planning projects

  • Performs tasks related to the preparation and production of plans, studies, reports, and environmental documents for transportation and infrastructure projects.

  • Assists in stakeholder and public participation process.

  • Maintains records, collections and files related to specific projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Engineering, or related field

Ideal Candidate

We are seeking an individual that is knowledgeable in a range of urban planning services, including but not limited to transit planning, network redesign, and technological integration (e.g., fleet electrification), Complete Streets, emerging mobility policy, planning and design (e.g., MaaS, MoD, shared micromobility services, microtransit, etc.), area-wide and corridor planning, Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transportation Demand Management (TDM), parking and curbside management, equitable policies, performance planning and engagement practices.

The ideal candidate shall be interested in supporting complex projects and working alongside multiple team members. They must be well-versed in research and technical aspects of transportation planning. They will support management teams and key task leads on major efforts and small-scale planning projects. They must understand concept development through project implementation and the methods required to achieve success.

Key attributes:

  • Critical thinker who excels at problem solving and quantitative analysis

  • Innovative and flexible with a broad transportation background while possessing excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Collaborative and positive professional who can establish relationships and positively impact stakeholders within the City of Chicago and its allied and partner agencies and beyond

  • Knowledge of current planning principles, best practices and procedures as they apply to transportation infrastructure and service delivery with the ability and passion to develop transformative solutions for an equitable future

  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently, with excellent time management and attention to quality

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Support studies and planning activities related to multimodal transportation projects

  • Conduct transportation and land use related research and documentation

  • Assist in formulating and conducting technical planning studies in a timely and efficient manner and present results in concise, well-written documents

  • Support production of transportation planning studies, environmental documents, and reports

  • Prepare graphic materials in support of transportation studies

  • Support final production of graphic materials associated with public meetings, presentation drawings, reports, websites, etc.

  • Perform technical analysis utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modeling tools

  • Use technical software to perform project analysis

  • Assist in the preparation of scopes of work, fee proposals and responses to RFPs

  • Support business development and marketing, including proposals and team development and building partnerships

  • Willingness to travel for project meetings, engagement activities, and pursuit interviews


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (City/Urban Planning, Transportation Engineering or related planning field or equivalent experience)

  • Experience with graphic presentation and spatial analysis using GIS

  • Strong technical writing and oral presentation skills

  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in Microsoft products and analytical programs

Highly desirable:

  • Master’s degree in City/Urban Planning, Transportation Engineering or related planning field or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in GIS and Adobe Creative Suite

  • Active member and participant of planning, engineering, design, or community-based organizations and/or industry associations

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Planning Group

ReqID: R-13923