Project 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

As a Project Transportation Planner, your work extends beyond individual tasks. At the project level, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of transportation and its impact on communities. You’ll contribute to long-term transportation strategies, considering factors like population growth, economic development, and environmental sustainability. Collaborating with stakeholders, you’ll align transportation plans with broader community goals. Your projects will integrate various modes of transportation, connecting neighborhoods and enhancing accessibility. Additionally, you’ll influence policy decisions, engage with residents, evaluate environmental impacts, and manage project scope, schedule, and budget. Ultimately, your efforts directly enhance the quality of life in communities, making this role both rewarding and impactful! 

The ideal candidate for this role is not only technically proficient but also possesses strong communication skills. You’ll be comfortable interacting with clients and presenting to groups of all sizes. Additionally, adaptability and a collaborative mindset are crucial. As transportation planning evolves, being open to innovative solutions and working effectively with diverse stakeholders will set you up for success. If you’re passionate about shaping communities through sustainable transportation practices, we encourage you to join our team and contribute to our mission.

We have one current opening and will consider candidates interested in being located out of our Chandler, AZ or Phoenix, AZ office location.


You are passionate about:

  • Developing and implementing transportation strategies that align with our commitment to sustainable, community-oriented solutions
  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Having ownership in the work you do
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proven technical writing ability.
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities.
  • Bachelors or master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy, geography, or other related field.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in the planning industry. 
  • Certified Planner (AICP) preferred, or desire to attain AICP certification.
  • Familiarity with transportation, public transportation, geography, urban planning, and land use issues.
  • Proficiency in several computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and database software.
  • Experience in ArcGIS or ArcPro. 

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.