Sr. Transportation Planner – Wilmington, NC | 11.10.17

Name of Employer: City of Wilmington

Employer Website:

Wilmington, NC

Job title: Sr. Transportation Planner

Job Details / Description

Salary       $61,932.00 – $77,428.00 Annually

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the MPO’s member jurisdictions are looking for a Sr. Transportation Planner to supervise the Long Range Planning Section and to manage and implement short and long term objectives and activities of the MPO Board.  This is accomplished by scheduling and assigning tasks and projects, ensuring compliance with all codes, plans, policies, and standards, interpreting and applying ordinances, recommending changes, identifying and resolving issues, participating in meetings and on committees, and writing and editing  reports, presentations, plans, policies, and other documents.  Other duties include providing technical support, assisting other departments, responding to requests and inquiries, and assessing damage during emergencies.

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Job Duties:

Oversees the section by supervising staff, developing annual work plans, planning and prioritizing projects, evaluating work, ensuring policy and procedure compliance, recommending and/or making changes and adjustments, and monitoring staff performance and development.

Assists various boards and commissions by planning and attending meetings, collaborating on key initiatives, facilitating outreach to citizens and groups, providing public education, providing technical assistance, recommendations, and interpretation, and coordinating agendas.

Develop policy by researching and identifying trends, recommending policies and programs, researching local, state, and federal regulations, working with city councils, commissions, and boards, tracking legal changes, providing training to staff, and organizing and facilitating public meeting and public outreach efforts and organizing, analyzing and interpreting data.

Assist the public with planning issues and questions by responding to questions and inquiries and providing information and organizing and facilitating public meetings.

Manage projects by developing proposal specifications, developing scope and amendments, evaluating proposals, recommending contracts, monitoring consultant progress, ensuring public involvement, monitoring quality control, managing project budgets, and ensuring all work is completed.

Coordinates data collection and publications by creating and coordinating geographic data and maps, and developing and tracking metrics.

Ensure that information is made available to the public by developing and publishing information, coordinating and maintaining websites, public outreach, and a social media presence


Completes long-range planning efforts by developing, implementing and tracking long-range plans, including, but not limited to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Congestion Management Process, comprehensive plans, corridor plans, neighborhood and small-area plans, and special policy plans across several areas of expertise. As necessary, long-range planning efforts are coordinated with other agencies, departments, and local member governments including FHWA, NCDOT, & WAVE Transit.

Provide technical services by supporting the development review process by providing guidance, serving on committees, providing interpretations, and coordinating major code amendment and special projects, and cross-departmental and cross-jurisdictional projects and plans.

Provide planning services by identifying and prioritizing local transportation needs, developing conceptual designs and providing supporting documentation, assessing transportation limitations and opportunities, analyzing public multi-modal transportation routes, maintaining and updating and coordinating plans, providing project support, and identifying and completing grant applications.

Assist technical services by reviewing development plans, reviewing traffic and accident information, developing policy, reviewing trip estimates, calculating roadway capacity, developing & maintaining traffic demand models, working with state, local, and other agencies, and solving problems.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Education – Bachelor’s Degree or higher in transportation planning, urban & regional planning, transportation engineering, public administration or a closely related field.

Experience – Minimum three years of related transportation planning experience.

Other Requirements – Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

Supervisory, project management and inter-agency experience.

Excellent presentation skills.

Knowledge of state and federal planning processes.

Experience with ArcGIS, TransCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation planning.

Experience with long-range transportation planning efforts to include roadway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and freight, etc.

How to Apply

Closing Date/Time Thu. 11/30/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time


PO Box 1810

115 N. 3rd Street, 5th Floor

Wilmington, NC 28402



Posted on

November 10, 2017

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