Multimodal Transportation Planner
Boston, MA  / Manchester, NH  / Glastonbury, CT 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

In the role of Multi-Modal Transportation Planner, you will work as part of our team, and alongside our clients, to assist with project delivery. This position will support delivering a diverse range of traffic and planning, analysis, operations, and design projects.

Candidate must be a highly motivated and talented engineer or planner with a strong background and interests in multi-modal transportation planning and engineering projects, and someone who wants to make positive change to the way people move throughout our communities. We offer a competitive compensation & benefits package and the ability to grow both professionally and personally. Check out the difference Employee Ownership makes at HDR!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a project team under the direction of the Project Manager on a variety of transportation planning projects including complete streets, transit planning, traffic analysis, long range planning, community planning, or concept design and development.
  • Create technical reports, presentations, and other materials for stakeholders and clients to document planning study and concept design findings including Functional Design Reports and Interchange Studies.
  • Develop informative concepts and quality presentation materials for public meetings and project websites/pages including Storymaps and data visualization.
  • Prepare for, attend, document and participate in public meetings (in person and virtual) by facilitating breakout groups
  • Perform other similar duties as needed and support other sections
  • Support and grow into project planner/engineer roles
  • Work to be expected includes
    • Local, regional and statewide multimodal transportation plans
    • Safety studies
    • Corridor studies
    • Traffic engineering studies and analysis
    • Travel demand forecasting
    • Transportation planning reports
    • Transit studies (rail and bus)
    • Bicycle and pedestrian studies
    • Corridor signal timing and optimization

Required Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience traffic engineering/transportation planning
  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Ability to receive direction and execute prioritized tasks
  • Responsive to requests from team members and clients
  • Ability to write technical memos and reports using standard templates
  • Experience with using collaborative software including Microsoft Teams and Office 365 (Word, Excel, etc.) or Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, etc.)
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture
  • Local Candidates Preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of traffic engineering/transportation planning is preferred but will consider more entry level candidates with solid educational background.
  • EIT or ability to obtain EIT within 12 months
  • AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Synchro, HCS


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Other Locations: United States-New Hampshire-Manchester, United States-Connecticut-Glastonbury, United States-Maine-Portland
Industry: Highway + Road
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Traffic Engineering
Job Posting: Nov 8, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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