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Planner II

Company: Toole Design
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPlanner IIToole Design Group in Silver Spring, MD is looking to hire an experienced and talented full-time Planner II. Do you have a strong background in multimodal planning and improving access, safety, and equity for everyone? Are you fascinated by the built environment and motivated to make it better? Are you passionate about giving people safe, comfortable, and accessible options for getting where they need to go? Are you looking for opportunities to collaborate with other planners, traffic and civil engineers, and urban designers, including thought leaders from across North America? Would you like to work for a firm that is committed to the well-being of its employees? If so, please consider joining our Silver Spring team.This planning position with a focus on active transportation earns a competitive salary and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, a health savings account (HSA), and a flexible spending account (FSA). We practice what we preach and ensure that our employees also have access to transportation by providing them with financial incentives to bike, walk, or use transit for a better quality of life.About Toole DesignToole Design is the leading engineering, planning, and landscape architecture firm specializing in multimodal transportation. Since our start in 2003 as a single office in Maryland, we have expanded throughout the United States and Canada. Our talented team of planners, landscape architects and engineers are committed to delivering quality work that meets the needs of all people, regardless of age, ability, race or gender. We have been named a "best firm to work for" and have one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.Every project our employees deliver directly and positively affects our communities. We are industry-leading experts, and we work hard to encourage a collaborative and team-oriented environment.A Day in the Life of a Planner IIYou are part of an interdisciplinary team that delivers multimodal transportation infrastructure in a wide range of contexts from roadway reconstructions and streetscapes in highly urban settings to signature trail projects in suburban and rural areas that highlight and enhance the natural environmentAs a Planner II you will contribute to projects, lead analysis, work directly with our clients, represent Toole Design in project and stakeholder meetings, and reinforce our reputation as trusted experts. You'll work with other planners, landscape architects, urban designers, and engineers to deliver a variety of exciting projects focused on making places and travel experiences better for everyone. You are at the table with clients and colleagues from a variety of disciplines, integrating input from a broad range of stakeholders to create award-winning plans that lead directly to implementation.Our projects are at all different scales, from national pedestrian and bicycle planning and design guidance for the Federal Highway Administration to State DOT and City Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plans. We work on multimodal corridor studies, Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, trails and greenways, complete streets, and Urban Street Design Guidelines and we push ourselves and our clients to proactively think about equity every step of the way.Qualifications of a Planner II:

  • A bachelor's degree in urban planning, landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, or a related field is required; master's degree preferred.
  • At least 3 years of planning experience at a consulting firm, public entity, non-profit, or higher learning institution
  • Experience conducting public outreach and engagement
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams and multi-phased projects
  • Strong writing skills and experience working as a support and/or lead writer for planning documents
  • Experience independently managing tasks or projects
  • Proficiency using Excel for data and demographic analysis as well as a working knowledge of ArcGIS and/or QGIS
  • Experience with bicycle and pedestrian projects and related public outreach is a plus
  • Experience in the various stages of marketing, including business development, proposal strategy and writing, and interviewing are all a plus
  • Proficiency in graphic design, layout, and production using InDesign and other programs in the Adobe Creative Suite, including data visualization, online interactive mapping, and document layout are a plus
  • Spanish language abilities are a plusYou'll be great here if:
    • You are excited about transforming transportation networks and creating healthy and resilient environments for communities
    • You enjoy collaborating across disciplines and offices to do great work for clients
    • You take initiative, and deliver high-quality work on-time and on-budget
    • You are detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills
    • You know how to get the message across, whether it's written, verbal, or graphical
    • You're motivated to work with multi-disciplinary teams to solve new challenges
    • You thrive on engaging our clients and their communities in the public engagement processWork Schedule for a Planner IIThis full-time position typically works a flexible schedule of 40 hours a week. We also provide employees with the flexibility and necessary equipment to work from home 2-3 days per week. The Silver Spring office of Toole Design is our corporate headquarters. We are conveniently located just outside of Washington DC in downtown Silver Spring, two blocks from the Silver Spring Metrorail/MARC Station and bus depot. Our beautiful 8th floor suite offers stunning views of DC and surrounding Montgomery County. The office is easily accessed on foot, by bicycle, and via transit.Ready to Join our Silver Spring Team?We understand your time is valuable, so we have a quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this Planner II position, please fill out our application by clicking on the link on this page.At Toole Design, diversity is a necessity, not a nice-to-have. We have a collaborative culture where people of all backgrounds come together to share ideas and build better, more inclusive communities. We encourage those from underrepresented communities - women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, those with disabilities and people at all the intersections in between - to apply. Even if you don't think your current skill set checks every box below, but this role seems to align with your strengths, we want to hear from you.We're proud that about half of our managers are women and we are committed to achieving racial diversity in our leadership as well. Toole Design is a woman-owned business and an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer).For more information about Toole Design, visit our website, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or like us on Facebook.

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