AECOM Entry Level Transportation Planner in Southfield, Michigan

United States of America - Michigan, Southfield

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, talented Entry Level Transportation Planner for immediate employment in our Detroit and Southfield, Michigan offices. The position will help support AECOM’s varied planning, design and research projects for transportation agencies throughout the state, including Michigan DOT, transit agencies, municipalities, and other local governments. The individual will be responsible for creatively and efficiently developing written and graphical planning products to serve the needs of our diverse set of clients.

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed

This individual will report to AECOM’s Planning Group Manager for Michigan, and support project work for clients throughout the state. Among other places, AECOM’s Michigan Planning Group is actively working in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Flint. This group also supports AECOM’s national transportation planning practice. The qualified applicant will be a highly motivated individual with demonstrated knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, multi-modal transportation planning and analysis. Example projects include transit corridor studies, roadway design studies, pedestrian and bicycle enhancement plans, environmental analyses, transportation data collection, and policy or best-practice research.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with field research, data collection, data analysis, graphics, maps and data presentation, as well as report development

  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member

  • Staying current on emerging best practices in multi-modal transportation analysis and planning from around the state and country

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in urban planning, transportation, geography, public policy, or related area of study

  • Demonstrated experience in multi-modal transportation planning and analysis, including analyzing and recommending solutions for urban transportation issues

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, research and data collection

  • Analytic skills to interpret research data for reports and apply mathematical techniques in practical situation

  • Oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain planning concepts clearly to clients and the public

  • Presentation skills to synthesize data and research into compelling reports and graphics

  • Capable of multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment, including an ability to prioritize and meet task deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, transportation, geography, public policy or related area of study

  • 1-2 years of experience in transportation planning including demonstrated work samples

  • AICP certification (or desire to obtain within first two years of employment)

  • Knowledge in developing and presenting illustrative reports and graphics utilizing Adobe CS or other graphical software packages

  • Experience utilizing GIS to develop maps and conduct spatial analysis

  • Strong command of the written and spoken English language

  • Fast learner who is open to learning new concepts, specializations and software programs

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 195128BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.