Lead Transportation Planning Consultant in Portland

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Portland, Oregon View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Lead Transportation Planning Consultant in Portland Oregon. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Portland.


Position : Lead Transportation Planning Consultant

Work location : Portland, Oregon

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
As a world-wide leader of transportation consulting and planning services, we invite you to be a part of this future. Our Transportation Planning group in Portland, Oregon is looking for a full-time Lead Transportation Planning Consultant to join our team and support and grow our diverse range of transportation planning services. Our current projects include congestion pricing, multi-modal transportation and transit planning, new mobility, and major infrastructure modernization.


The Lead Transportation Planning Consultant will provide a variety of professional transportation planning services that may include identifying and analyzing information to inform and create plans for the safe movement of people and products by all modes of transport. They will lead tasks and provide support and guidance for multimodal planning projects, alternatives analysis, statewide, regional and local plans, public involvement and communications, and regulatory compliance for a variety of client projects. These projects may include equitable transportation development, transportation demand management, high capacity transit analysis, long range mobility planning, multimodal access, surface transportation, and grant and funding opportunities. The ideal candidate will consider and incorporate into their work long-term risks and future ready solutions. They will provide task and project leadership, ensuring that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable client and industry standards.
Your Impact

Perform professional transportation planning work and conduct investigations, inspections, studies, and surveys to gain further information on a particular problem or issue, verify site characteristics, and/or to plan for future needs affecting equitable development, construction, transportation demand management, mobility planning, and multimodal access. 
Prepare and complete general plan elements, specific/master plans, community plans, zoning codes, comprehensive plans, permitting policies and/or development standards for assigned projects, with a particular emphasis on transportation and multimodal accommodation. 
Lead staff to prepare data and visualizations such as maps, diagrams, tables, charts, reports, models, infographics, cross-sections, and 3D illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of more complex data, findings, or analyses.
Lead and/or prepare, coordinate, and facilitate public involvement and consensus-building meetings in support of client project work, answer public questions on behalf of the client, and represent and present on behalf clients in meeting with local and regional agencies.
Lead and/or prepare drafts of technical memos, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials summarizing research with findings and conclusions.
Oversee and monitor cross-functional teams in executing project work, including project budgets, tracking hours and expenses, and task completion.
Coordinate with clients, resource/regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and technical staff in a confident and professional manner.
Collaborate with professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide future ready solutions for clients.
Actively engage and lead business development and proposal writing.
Remain current in latest transportation planning subject matter, practices, regulations, and techniques.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Urban Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience.)
7 to 10+ years of experience working in the transportation planning field. 
Highly proficient analytical skills and prior experience with research techniques, local/regional ecology, habitats, and applicable regulatory zone.
Expertise with relevant environmental and transportation laws, permitting requirements, notification and compliance practices, and applicable Regional/State/Federal regulatory framework.
Demonstrated experience leading preparation and review of transportation planning technical reports.
Established experience coordinating with clients, partner agencies, and technical staff.
Highly proficient self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with employees at all levels of the organization.
Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Proficiency with technical writing, office scheduling and communication software, technology, and tools.
Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, and ability to identify effective solutions to accomplish project objectives.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may occasionally extend beyond the typical work week.
Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree is preferred.
Essential professional licensure/certification (AICP)

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: N/A – No travel required
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: PORTLAND – SW 6TH AVE
All locations: US-OR-Portland

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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