Senior Transportation Planner/Project Manager


Neel-Schaffer is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership. Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, client focused environment?

Neel-Schaffer, an ENR Top 250 engineering design, planning, and construction management firm, has an opportunity for an experienced Senior Transportation Planner / Project Manager with public transit emphasis in our Lafayette (LA) office. (Baton Rouge, New Orleans or other remote locations may be considered).

The ideal candidate for this regular/fulltime position will have demonstrated experience in long-range transportation planning, transit planning, bike and pedestrian planning, and the following qualifications.

Essential duties:

  • Leads short-range and long-range transportation planning work.
  • Support or lead the development of long-range transportation plans.
  • Assist clients to include local governments (municipal and county/parish), public transit authorities, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and state Departments of Transportations.
  • Leads range of planning tasks, including analysis of existing conditions and needs, community engagement, visioning, financial planning, and plan development.
  • Prepare technical and non-technical reports and presentations.
  • Manages projects and/or tasks by completing them within deadlines and budget requirements.

Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, geography, public administration, engineering, or related field.
  • 5-10 years of transportation planning experience in the public or private sector.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects is required.
  • Ability to communicate with and engage the general public and stakeholders is a must.
  • Ability to analyze public transit service, routes, schedules, or operations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Domestic travel may be required, mostly in the South/Southeast US. The frequency of travel is contingent on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AICP Certification (or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment)
  • GIS experience

Equal Opportunity Employer

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