Director of Transportation Planning

Director of Transportation Planning

Career Area: Engineering - Civil

What We're Looking For:
The Director of Transportation Planning will oversee, develop and coordinate Barge's transportation planning staff and projects.

  • Responsible for transportation planning, including statewide, metropolitan, and/or corridor planning
  • Lead teams in projects related to transportation planning and policy issues
  • Lead statewide, regional, and local transportation planning projects with a focus on the Southeastern United States, as well as national-level research projects and selected planning studies in other regions of the U.S.
  • Lead the development of innovative, accurate, timely, and high-quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff
  • Identify industry trends and work closely with senior leadership to position Barge for long-term growth
  • Present visionary and influential views on transportation planning within our practices both internally and to our clients
  • Focus on innovation in corridor planning; statewide and regional transportation planning; multimodal and freight planning; NEPA planning; resiliency and sustainability planning; diversity, equity, and inclusion; travel demand modeling; and environmental planning related to transportation
  • Advance the practice through technical ingenuity, innovation
  • Collaborate with Client Service Leaders, pre-positioning Barge for major pursuits by identifying and showcasing our technical differentiators
  • Partner with sales and technical leadership to build relationships with federal, state, regional, and local planning clients, with an ability to work successfully across markets
  • Manage the technical delivery of transportation planning projects for state departments of transportation, MPO/regional agencies, local governments and transit and transportation authorities in the southeastern United States
  • Manage the preparation of planning reports, presentations and studies for major and minor projects
  • Manage the preparation and review preliminary and final studies and reports, and make recommendations for additions, deletions and substitutions when modifications are necessary
  • Participate in public presentations
  • Supervise and observe the work and ongoing progress of a project, including the coordination of the project with City, State and County officials and other outside agencies
  • Supervise the work of less experienced technical staff assigned to the project
  • Develop, mentor, and guide technical specialists and discipline leaders within the practice and drive innovative ideas for research and development
  • Lead the identification and recruitment of new hire candidates, as appropriate

Education & Experience Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or preferably Master's degree in Planning related field
  • AICP or Professional Engineer, P.E. certification is required
  • Minimum 6 years of multi modal transportation planning with MPO's, DOT's and municipalities for Corridor studies, systems plans, transit projects, and other related various regional/municipal/land use planning projects
  • Thorough understanding of the federal transportation planning and project development process and related funding programs
  • Is an exemplary service provider to both our external and internal clients
  • Must possess excellent communication skills both written and oral

Why join us?

Barge Design Solutions, Inc., is an engineering and architecture firm with diverse in-house multidisciplinary practice areas. The employee-owned company is more than 400-people strong and serves clients nationwide from multiple U.S. locations. Barge is ranked No. 171 on Engineering News-Record (ENR)'s 2021 Top 500 Design Firms list, is No. 177 on Architectural Record's Top 300 Architecture Firms and is a certified Great Place To Work®.

Our primary purpose for being in business is ultimately to create a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, clients and communities. This purpose is supported by our company's core values because at the end of the day, Barge CARES:

  • Collaborate - Help and expect help. Teamwork is essential in what we do.
  • Authentic - Honesty, integrity and trust are at the heart of everything we do. We are who we say we are.
  • Responsible - We are accountable for our work, our attitude, and our actions. We make Barge better.
  • Excellence - We go all in and expect more of ourselves than others expect of us.
  • Service - We are humble. We use our gifts in service of others.

We believe that if we are living out our purpose for being in business and integrating our values into everything we do, we will ultimately achieve our vision to be the firm best known for being selected when it matters most.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled