Zero Emissions Mobility / Sustainable Transportation Planner

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

Olsson is on the lookout for a mid-level professional who's passionate about zero-emissions mobility and ready to tackle new challenges. As a Zero Emissions Mobility (ZEM) Planner at Olsson, you'll focus on creating and executing strategies to facilitate transportation options with minimal environmental impact. Your day-to-day will involve analyzing transportation data to find areas for improvement and opportunities for eco-friendly alternatives like electric vehicles, bike lanes, and better public transit. You'll work closely with different groups to develop policies, programs, implement plans, and projects supporting our client's zero-emissions goals. This could mean researching new technologies, evaluating different transportation options, evaluating performance data and supporting sustainable initiatives within communities. You'll also get involved in outreach and education efforts to spread the word about the benefits of zero-emissions transportation. Your job will include things like analyzing data, attending meetings, using mapping tools, and writing reports. Strong communication skills are a must, as you'll be interacting with clients and presenting to groups. 

Occasional travel is anticipated in this position, estimated at approximately 25% or less. 


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others.
  • Having ownership in the work you do.
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities.
  • Zero Emission Mobility technology and projects.

You bring to the team: 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team.
  • Bachelor's degree in planning, policy, engineering, or a related field.
  • 2 - 5 years of relevant planning experience, including exposure to transportation, transit, or zero-emissions mobility projects.
  • Interest in obtaining Certified Planner (AICP) certification.
  • Familiarity with transportation systems, urban planning principles, and environmental considerations.
  • Basic proficiency in grant writing processes and procedures.
  • Strong analytical, technical writing, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in various computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, and data analysis software.
  • Basic understanding of GIS for spatial analysis and mapping. 
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving history. 

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.