Senior Active Transportation Planner or Engineer

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Working at this company gives me the opportunity to help strengthen communities around the country through transportation. It is always exciting to work alongside clients and community members to create projects that improve transportation choices for everyone.
- Laurence Lewis, PE, AICP, Principal Planner

Jason Simmers

Associate Engineer


Laurence Lewis

Principal Planner


Neelam Dorman

Senior Engineer

Orange County

Tim Erney

Principal Planner

Orange County

Andrew Bailey

Senior Engineering Associate


Felipe Ladron de Guevara

Associate Engineer


Senior Active Transportation Planner or Engineer

Kittelson & Associates is seeking a passionate and motivated senior-level transportation planner/engineer in Phoenix to support our thriving active transportation practice. This is an outstanding opportunity to become involved in our industry-leading work to develop safe and efficient multimodal transportation systems throughout the state and around the country. The right person will be able to pursue a variety of active transportation work opportunities, manage complex projects, and lead the growth and development of staff at all levels in support of our growing presence in the southwest.

While working with a variety of state and local stakeholders to achieve a wide variety of complementary goals, including economic development, health, and reduced dependence on the private automobile, our active transportation work encompasses all aspects of the profession including planning, operations, design, and research. We are seeking an individual with at least eight years of professional experience and a strong interest in integrated transportation planning, as well as some background in developing sustainable strategies to improve community accessibility and mobility.


Job description

The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership on active transportation planning and/or design projects, including leading proposals, managing projects, and providing guidance and oversight to junior staff. The successful candidate will be expected to manage tasks and entire projects, often with the involvement and guidance of a Principal. Work will include responsibility for client communication, overall task or project management, determining and managing analytical tasks, client communication, public presentation and other skills as necessary.

Job requirements

Required qualifications:
  • At least eight (8) years of responsible experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering, or a related field
  • A Bachelor’s or more advanced degree in urban or transportation planning, or a related planning field; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Certification in AICP, CTP, PE, LEED, or PTP.
  • Successful and sustained business development experience, i.e. winning work; public agency experience, grant writing, and successful RFP development are applicable skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and other communication skills, including participation in public workshops or presentations to boards, councils or elected officials.
  • Ability to manage complex projects on time and on budget, and to develop solid internal and client relationships.
  • Proven experience in providing quality control oversight of technical analysis.

Preferred Additional Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have a broad range of transportation and urban planning experience, preferably with a focus on pedestrian, bicycle and safety operations and planning. A candidate should be able to demonstrate significant expertise in at least five (5) of the following areas:

  • Citywide transportation planning and analysis
  • Campus transportation planning
  • Parking management
  • Bicycle/pedestrian facility planning
  • Street design guidelines
  • Data collection and performance assessments
  • Multimodal/intermodal facility planning
  • Transit station area planning
  • Transportation demand management
  • Transport policy, funding, and governance
  • Paratransit and demand-responsive services
  • Advanced graphics communications (InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp, Photoshop)
  • Computer traffic modeling

Personality characteristics:
  • Entrepreneurial and consulting spirit to serve internal and external clients
  • Passion for the transportation industry and consulting
  • Natural teaching and mentoring ability
  • A strong interest to learn
  • Outward focused with a high level of customer service
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build trusting relationships

The professionals who now define our reputation and quality of work came to the company one by one, each bringing the commitment, initiative, inquisitiveness, and willingness to take risks that have led to our collective success. Our staff is committed to our overall firm purpose and mission to create and sustain a lifelong learning environment for all staff, increase the value and contributions of our profession and the communities we serve, and provide the opportunity for the independent success for everyone on the team.

If you have a passion for what you do and want to work with a great team that is making a difference in Transportation today, we want to hear from you!

Our Benefits Are Focused on You 

Kittelson & Associates understands that each person is unique in their needs. The benefits that we offer are an extension of that understanding and of our values and culture. We built our benefits to be flexible in order to accommodate your individual needs and beliefs; we are proud of our focus on setting our team members up for future financial stability; and we understand the need to balance priorities at home and work. In short, our firm puts people first. Below is a sample of the benefits that we are proud to offer as part of our total compensation package.

Kittelson & Associates is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of veteran status or disability.

Kittelson & Associates is proud to serve the communities where we live and work in Arizona through many strong partnerships