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Jacobs Transportation Planner in Boston, Massachusetts

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Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we’re putting our knowledge and imagination together to shape the next generation of innovative transportation solutions, especially in travel demand modeling, traffic microsimulation and Big Data. If you want to join a company invested in you, your success, and the global community then join us.

When you join us, you’ll support a variety of transportation planning studies and plans including: corridor planning studies, feasibility studies, alternatives analyses, toll feasibility studies, long-range plans, Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans, Traffic Calming Policy Development and Implementation Plans and other plans/programs.  We’ll ask you to analyze data about demographics, land use, operational performance, and transportation assets. Also, you’ll collect, analyze, map, and interpret data (traditional and Big Data) for use in planning studies, reports, and public outreach materials. Utilizing that data, you will prepare graphics, tables, and charts about existing and future conditions for reports and presentations.  Your technical knowledge will be showcased while you develop conceptual plans for infrastructure improvements. 

We’ll ask you to write/edit memos, white papers, guidelines and standards manuals, technical reports, final reports, and other documents. You’ll have the opportunity to research industry trends and best practices, interview industry professionals about recent projects, and synthesize recommendations in technical reports and presentations.  Then, we’ll have you document and report findings as well as provide recommendations about transportation needs and concepts to clients and stakeholders. 

You’ll grow professionally when you evaluate the feasibility of various improvements in coordination with engineers then assist in presentations to clients, project stakeholders, and the public.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning. (Civil Engineering or equivalent degree may be substituted provided experience had been in Transportation Planning)

• Substantial professional experience in transportation planning

• Proficiency with various travel demand modeling tools (e.g. TransCAD, EMME, Vissim, Cube)

• Proficiency with traffic analysis tools (e.g. HCS, Synchro, VISSIM, , Simtraffic)

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

• Master’s degree in Transportation Planning or related field

• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite

• Proficiency with database management and data visualization software

• GIS experience

• Programming experience

• Proficiency with use of Big Data in transportation analyses and studies

• Ability to obtain AICP (or PE).

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.