The Atlanta Regional Commission is looking for a Planner to serve as the lead in the transportation department on planning for freight and goods movement, along with economic development related to these topics. The position will manage regional and local planning efforts (i.e., Freight Cluster Plans) on these topics, manage the ARC Freight Advisory Task Force, work with public and private sector stakeholders, research changes in technology and policy, and assist in pursuing and managing relevant grants.
The Principal Planner will be a part of the Regional Planning team within the Transportation Department. This position may also provide assistance on planning for electric vehicles/alternative fuels, ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems)/TSMO (Transportation Systems Management and Operations), connected and autonomous vehicles, transportation technology, ConnectATL events, climate change and resiliency, CTPs (Comprehensive Transportation Plans), the MTP (Metropolitan Transportation Plan), regional and national economic competitiveness, and other related efforts.
The ideal candidate will be a professional with experience working with the public as well as the private sector, a strong strategic and innovative thinker, and who is organized and self-motivated. The position requires a team-oriented individual who has knowledge of traditional transportation planning practices but is also driven to work in an innovative and challenging subject area.