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Company: Nelson/Nygaard, Inc.
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: JUNIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER (ASSOCIATE II) Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a motivated, inquisitive, and organized transportation planner for its Oakland office to support the firm's nationally recognized work in planning for more equitable and livable communities. A strong interest in and some understanding of transportation planning or policy is a must.About UsFor 35 years, Nelson\Nygaard has led the transportation planning field with our values and innovation. We've always been guided by the principle of putting people first-designing transportation systems for people, not just cars. This principle also extends to how we operate as a firm. We were founded by two women who believed in the benefits of a more egalitarian workplace, where leadership and creativity can blossom at all levels and where diversity is a core strength. Today, we are 160 talented and dedicated people in twelve offices across the country who continue to live by those values. What unites us at Nelson\Nygaard is the belief that transportation can change the world and our steadfast commitment to make the world more just, more sustainable, more connected, and more beautiful.Research has shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for roles unless they believe they meet all qualifications. We strongly encourage candidates from marginalized groups to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the job qualifications listed. We're committed to maximizing the diversity of our team and want to hear from anyone who is passionate about our work. About You

  • You're resourceful, curious, communicative, and enthusiastic.
  • You're passionate about how transportation can make the world a better, more equitable place.
  • You bring energy and a commitment to your teams and clients to do great work, together.ResponsibilitiesOur junior transportation planners focus on planning for municipalities, agencies, universities, and private clients. Depending on your skills and our project needs, responsibilities may include research, data collection and analysis, mapping, visual communications, writing and editing technical and public-facing reports, developing presentations and outreach materials, leading task work and client communication, and supporting business development tasks. You will work both independently and as part of a team.Qualifications and RequirementsAbove all, we are looking for someone who:
    • Has a passion for sustainable transportation planning
    • Is an inquisitive self-starter and a natural problem solver
    • Understands the connection between transportation and equity and is committed to incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion into their work
    • Is interested in working with our diverse clients and communities across the U.S. and Canada to create more equitable, livable, and sustainable mobility systemsCandidates must have one of the following prerequisites:
      • A master's degree in planning or an equivalent degree with a specialization in transportation planning and 3-5 years of relevant experience, OR
      • A bachelor's degree in a related field and 4-6 years of experience in transportation planning; other relevant degrees and concentrations include, but are not limited to, civil/traffic engineering, transportation operations, urban/city/regional planning, public health, urban design, geography, and landscape architectureThe ideal candidate will demonstrate skills in at least three of the following areas:
        • Excellent skills in writing and storytelling, oral presentation, data analysis, and/or problem solving
        • Experience incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion into academic and/or professional work
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
        • Ability to manage technical assignments independently and experience working directly with clients and/or stakeholders
        • AExperience with mapping platforms (GIS), graphics (Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp), modeling (Synchro, TransCAD), and/or database analysis (R, Python)
        • Proficiency in Spanish or other foreign languagesStrong candidates will have a passion for advancing equity through community-based efforts, including engagement with BIPOC communities, and will demonstrate an ability to work effectively with diverse communities.Salary and BenefitsThe annual salary range for this position is $70,000 - $95,000, depending on qualifications and years of experience.Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, pre-tax transit and bicycling benefit, a 401k program, life insurance, paid parent leave, and paid time off. Additionally, we offer opportunities for in-person collaboration and flexibility for work from home up to 3 days per week.Applying for the PositionTo apply, please click on the 'Apply Online' link. Qualified and interested candidates must submit the following items:
          • Resume
          • Work samples that highlight your skills. Please do not exceed 6 MB.At Nelson\Nygaard we believe that inclusion spurs creativity, and that innovation is born from an engaged culture of diverse people and ideas. By moving beyond barriers and stereotypes of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veteran status, we are committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of the communities and clients we serve. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of ethnic minorities.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Nelson/Nygaard, Inc., Oakland , JUNIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER (ASSOCIATE II), Professions , Oakland, California

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