Senior Planner

Posted on February 5, 2018

Closes: The position is open until filled with applications reviewed beginning Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Status: Regular Full-time, 40 hours per week; Exempt FLSA status.
Salary: The starting salary range is $65,424 – $80,000 annually, DOE, with full benefits.
Location: Puget Sound Regional Council; Downtown – Seattle, Washington

The Puget Sound Regional Council is the regional transportation, growth management and economic development planning agency serving Seattle and the central Puget Sound. The thriving region is home to over 4 million people and is one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. PSRC brings together the region’s counties, cities and towns, native tribes, ports, the state of Washington and civic interests to understand the challenges facing our region’s future and make plans for the region to continue to succeed. The agency serves as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization and also plays the leading regional role in growth management and economic development under state and federal laws. Visit to find out more. PSRC is an equal opportunity employer.

PSRC is seeking a Senior Planner to perform a variety of tasks and activities that support the implementation of transportation projects in the central Puget Sound region. The position will provide leadership and support to the Transportation Planning Division, with a particular focus on the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the delivery of transportation investments funded by PSRC’s Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration funds. The position will be responsible for a range of qualitative and quantitative work. This work will include, but is not limited to the following tasks:

  • Reviewing and analyzing detailed project information, including current funding, project scopes and schedules;
  • Ensuring the accuracy and compliance of the Regional Transportation Improvement Program;
  • Identifying and resolving issues for transportation projects;
  • Assisting with the implementation of federal transportation requirements and regional policy.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, federal and state transportation funding programs.
  • Knowledge of transportation project requirements, such as environmental approval, permitting, right of way processes, etc.
  • Ability to perform data analysis and research, synthesize and summarize analytic processes and findings, and make recommendations.
  • Ability to lead staff and committees.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and with the general public and transportation professionals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, civil engineering, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Four years increasingly responsible experience in transportation planning, grants management or related field.
  • Or, any combination of education and experience that would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and abilities required to perform the job.


  • To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and completed, signed PSRC application.
  • The voluntary and confidential Equal Employment Opportunity, Applicant’s Invitation to Self-Identify – Veteran Status, and Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms are appreciated for applicant tracking purposes.
  • For application materials, please visit
  • Completed materials can be emailed to, faxed to 206-587-4825, or mailed to:
  • Puget Sound Regional Council, attn.: HR, 1011 Western Ave., Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104