McCormick Taylor

  • Senior Planner/Project Manager - Transportation & Land Use

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 7 months ago(9/29/2017 8:46 AM)
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  • Overview

    McCormick Taylor, Inc., a progressive transportation engineering and environmental planning firm, has an immediate opening for a Senior Planner and Project Manager skilled in leading transportation and land use planning activities in our Philadelphia, PA office. The ideal candidate will bring strong understanding of multimodal transportation planning as it relates to publicly-funded capital improvement projects, as well as capabilities in leading community planning, urban design, and land use planning initiatives.




    The position involves the management of projects and programs for public-sector clients, including state DOTs, transit agencies, regional planning entities and MPOs, and county and local governments. Specific work tasks may include: managing both small and large planning projects and contracts; leading staff in the completion of project deliverables; the creation of plans, drawings and maps; developing project impact screenings and assessments; transit plans and programs for bus, rail, and trolleys; preparing comprehensive and area plans; and ordinance writing. The desired candidate will also bring strong communications skills, and have interest in leading robust community outreach and public involvement programs designed to engage communities in the practice of planning.


    Applicants should possess the ability to read and interpret concept plans and zoning maps; as well as architectural, engineering, and building plans. The ideal candidate will have specific experience in multimodal transportation planning, project management and client coordination, facilitation and presentations, public meeting planning and design, database management and design, and maintaining overall quality control across projects.


    Applicants should be proficient in or familiar with one or more urban planning software programs, including: ArcView/ArcGIS, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, or similar. Certification/accreditation through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), New Jersey Professional Planners (NJPP), Professional Engineer (PE), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), or similar is preferred.



    • Lead the development transportation/transit plans and community master plans.
    • Preparation of comprehensive plans and ordinance updates.
    • Compose technical documents that present findings using clear language and creative graphic presentation.
    • Organizing and facilitating meetings with officials, stakeholders and the public.
    • Playing a key role in developing solutions to policy and physical planning problems.
    • Maintain high standards and quality of work while demonstrating innovation and creativity in developing solutions for client projects.
    • Management of a project, elements of a project, or have significant technical role under the direction of other technical staff members.
    • Some supervisory skills and experience providing guidance to more junior staff



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation Planning, Community and Regional Planning, Civil/Transportation Engineering, Transportation Public Policy, or other professionally recognized equivalent discipline.
    • 8+ years of experience.
    • Knowledge of planning best practices and concepts, economic development and environmental documentation principles and practices.
    • Functional knowledge of ArcGIS software.
    • Ability to organize data in an efficient and clear manner.
    • Excellent technical skills and strong personal initiative.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Works well in a team environment.
    • Ability to multi-task and work within a large team.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's Degree in related field.
    • Registration as AICP, NJPP, Professional Engineer, or RLA.
    • Thorough understanding of US Census Data analysis and manipulation.


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