Transportation Planning Associate

Posted on February 14, 2020

Michael Baker International is a global leader in Engineering, Architecture and Consulting services dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world’s infrastructure and environmental challenges. Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients’ complex challenges. PLANNING

We create, integrate, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.

Michael Baker International’s Harrisburg, PA office is seeking a Public Transportation Planning Associate to help lead its public transportation technical planning, policy and finance services delivered to the State Departments of Transportation, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and public transportation authorities in Pennsylvania and beyond. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and delivering a diverse portfolio of technically challenging public transportation projects from Michael Baker’s Harrisburg, PA office location. In addition, the successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating and collaborating with Michael Baker’s national network of public transportation and multimodal experts located in various offices throughout the United States to promote and diversify the firm’s multimodal and public transportation and technical planning, policy and finance services.

The Public Transportation Planning Associate must have at least 3 – 5 years of multimodal and public transportation experience in the areas of technical consulting or operations, or a combination thereof.

Specific areas of expertise should include fixed route bus transit, shared-ride/demand response, passenger rail, safety, and bicycle/pedestrian modes. The successful candidate should also have expertise in transportation funding and policy and have a fundamental understanding of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) programs including Bus and Bus and Bus Facilities, Procurement, State of Good Repair, Buy America, and Access and Mobility.

The successful candidate will work in a fast-paced environment with a dynamic team of professionals that focus on making a difference and delivering value.


  • Bachelors or Masters’ degree in planning, engineering, environmental, or transportation management
  • 3 – 5 years of multimodal and public transportation experience in the areas of technical consulting or operations
  • Microsoft Office Suite, with proficiencies in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access. Data analytics and management is a key skill set.
  • Experience in other programs, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and ESRI ArcMap GIS is desired Data analytics and management is a key skill set.
  • Ability to conduct research and prepare technical planning reports
  • Knowledge and expertise in public funding, including successful grant application development for Pennsylvania and USDOT transportation funding programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting reports and projects
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to accommodate moderate travel including a valid driver’s license
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred

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