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Job Ref:  31121
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Los Angeles
21/10/2016 05:12
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm's expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. NA

We have an opportunity for a senior level Planning Manager tolead our planning practice in Los Angeles, California. This is an exciting opportunity bring your expertise in planning and team management together. Our excellent planning staff is working on a variety of transportation planning projects across the LA market.

With an office in downtown LA, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been involved in some of the region's most high profile projects for almost 40 years, including Metro Rail Red, Green, Blue and Gold Lines, California High Speed Rail, I-10 and I-110 ExpressLanes, and LAX Landside Access Modernization Program. Building on our success it is our intention to grow our planning practice and a quality Planning Manager is key to this growth. The Planning Manager will manage the transportation planning team in our Los Angeles office. As a key member of the local management team, this individual will actively contribute to the overall success of transportation infrastructure projects in the region including roadway and transit. The successful candidate will also be part of the larger WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff family, with opportunities to interact with transportation professional from across the United States and around the world. The primary responsibilities include:
      • Marketing and securing work for the Planning team
      • Managing daily workflow and assignments,
      • Preparing proposals,
      • Day-to-day management of staff,
      • Project management.
Typical projects at our Los Angeles office include: Alternatives analyses and environmental documentation for major Rail extensions
      • Bus service planning and operations analysis, including Bus Rapid Transit
      • Transit and multi-modal corridor studies
      • Long-range system planning (transit/highway)
      • Parking and traffic assessments
      • Rail operations modeling
      • Express and Managed Lanes
      • Travel demand analyses
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who is interested in helping to further grow our established Planning practice and to develop the expertise of our team. We are looking to provide full-service transit planning, including asset management and financial planning as well as traditional service and operations planning. We are also interested in developing our complete streets, active transportation, Transportation Demand Management, community and station area planning, and TOD services, as well as enhancing our local transit and traffic priority analysis expertise to provide a full range of transportation planning services.

This position affords an individual the opportunity to work with a strong team of planners locally and nationally, and to establish new markets as our expertise expands.

Job Requirements
Our ideal candidate will have experience working with the major transportation agencies, particularly Metro, SCAG, and the City of Los Angeles in the Los Angeles market area. Experience working with local cities, the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach and LAWA is a plus!
Experience in transit and rail planning is important, including major rail projects, BRT, and bus service planning, but experience in multi-modal corridor planning or complete streets is also a plus. Expertise in short- and long-range planning for transit, highway, and/or multi-modal projects and systems is desired.

The right candidate must have a minimum of 17 years of progressively responsible transportation planning experience, which includes a minimum of five years in a management position. Experience working with federal agencies such as FTA, FRA, and/or FHWA is also desirable.

The candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in transportation planning or a related field. A Master's Degree in transportation planning is desirable, as is AICP certification. The ability to begin work in this country immediately is required .

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