Transportation Planner (Planning & Design)
Barge Design Solutions

Nashville, Tennessee

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Transportation Planner (Planning & Design)

Career Area: Landscape Architecture / Planning

What We're Looking For:
Transportation Planner

What We're Looking For:

The Transportation Planner will support and execute projects and plans for integrated, multimodal transportation systems that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout communities and public spaces.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enterprising and innovative transportation planner with a design mindset who has strong analytical, communication skills and a passion for multimodal transportation solutions and is interesting in collaborating with our team of urban planners, landscape architects, traffic engineers and civil engineers. This position will take an active role in conducting planning and design required by federal, state or local government processes, data collection, visualization, and interpretation. The ideal candidate will maintain positive and constructive working relationships with internal and external customers. To thrive in this role, qualified individuals will need to be innovative, self-starters, embrace continuous process improvement and a strong commitment to advancing the concept of sensitive design in the transportation planning process.


  • Collect, analyze, interpret, organize and present technical statistical data and related information pertaining to transportation planning programs
  • Prepare concise written reports, plans, correspondence and resolutions and implement decisions of transportation policy-making bodies
  • Prepare charts, maps and other graphic presentations
  • Participate in planning and execution of public engagement events
  • Prepare and implement project work plans and timelines for consultant selection and monitor contracts
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, the public, including specific advocacy groups, and local, regional, State and Federal agency officials
  • Responsible for multimodal transportation planning, including statewide, metropolitan, and/or corridor planning
  • Support 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
  • Focus on innovation in corridor planning; statewide and regional transportation planning; multimodal; resiliency and sustainability planning; diversity, equity, and inclusion; utilize travel demand modeling; and environmental planning related to transportation
  • Partner with business development and technical leadership to build relationships with federal, state, regional, and local planning clients, with an ability to work successfully across markets
    Perform all duties as assigned

Education & Experience Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering or Planning or preferably Master's degree in Planning related field
  • Link or attachment of portfolio is REQUIRED
  • AICP certification is preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of multi modal transportation planning with MPO's, DOT's and/or municipalities for corridor studies, systems plan, transit projects, and/or other related various regional/municipal/land use planning projects
  • Knowledge of the federal transportation planning and project development process and related funding programs
    Must possess excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Proficiency in transportation planning software, GIS tools and data analysis techniques required
  • Experience in graphic production in both 2D and 3D using Sketchup and the Adobe Creative suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) is desirable

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

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