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Jacobs Transportation Planner in Austin, Texas

Transportation Planner


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Under the direction of project manager or senior planner conducts complex studies, prepares reports, and advises on feasibility, cost effectiveness, and regulatory conformance of long- and short-range strategic plans, proposals, special projects, or ongoing programs providing technical consultation and utilizing technical expertise. Performs limited project management functions when necessary.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists team to work on complex and unconventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, with complex features for which there may be no precedents.

  • Assist in preparation of conceptual plans and/or land planning for various large scale and complex projects.

  • Provide technical expertise in the preparation of feasibility studies and reports in coordination with the project manager.

  • Identify planning strategies using software to organize/evaluate data and assess scenarios.

  • Performs spatial and GIS-based data analysis.

  • Responsible for portions of presentations and public facilitation.

  • Under direction of Senior staff prepare fee proposals, develop work plans, and coordinate planning efforts to support project management.

  • May direct and review the work of Drafters and less experience Planners.

  • Other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Engineering or Business is required

  • Masters level professional is preferred, and that degree may be substituted for up to two years of experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years of transportation planner experience is required

  • Ability to utilize computer systems as a tool to effectively manage projects.

  • Must keep current in the planning specialty through continuing education

  • Must have developed the following advanced skills; oral and written communication skills, planning, team work, decision making, judgment and problem solving

  • Ability to gain registration as an AICP or similar certification required within 1 year

  • Must be resourceful and self-directed

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Austin

Req ID: BIA0001G6