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HNTB Transportation Planning and Mobility Manager in New York, New York

What We're Looking For

With a focus on planning and strategic thinking, identifies and develops opportunities related to transportation planning and emerging mobility solutions including micro-mobility and mobility as a service. Manages, leads and directs the planning, design and implementation of corridor studies and multi-modal mobility systems across clients and initiatives. Understands the latest in mobility innovations, trends and implementation strategies. Identifies and defines how these innovations can be integrated into our current projects, pursuits and opportunities to better serve our clients and our communities.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Understands and assists with all aspects of the profession within the office, including business development initiatives, project management, technical applications and design applications.

  • Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with landscape architecture, urban design, planning leaders and other office-wide discipline leaders.

  • Maintains current knowledge of advances in emerging mobility technologies and keeps the office, discipline and client service leaders up to date on relevant information.

  • Establishes short- and long-term opportunity analysis in alignment with office goals and priorities.

  • Leads business development efforts in this focus area independently and as part of Client Service Teams. Maintains extensive client contacts.

  • Prepares scopes of work, fee proposals and responses to RFP’s.

  • Coordinates with planning group director and office management team on strategic issues and achievement of business performance goals.

  • Attract and develop staff to maximize the potential for growth in this development area.

  • Serves as a project manager or discipline manager on relevant assignments leading HNTB's 4 for 4 (Consistent delivery of quality work, on time, on budget and to the client's satisfaction on every project) performance.

  • Monitors design and technical continuity throughout projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Visionary leader with strong management abilities who values problem solving, critical thinking, and diversity.

  • Innovative and flexible with a broad transportation background while possessing excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Politically savvy with proven ability to engage and mentor staff, partner with city leaders, and develop positive relationships with the community, including advocacy groups.

  • Strategic thinker skilled in leveraging data to support policy decisions and advance equitable mobility solutions.

  • Collaborative and positive professional who can establish relationships and positively impact stakeholders within the City of New York and its allied and partner agencies and beyond.

  • Knowledge and experience in the application of current planning principles, practices and procedures as they apply to municipal infrastructure and service delivery with the ability and passion to develop transformative solutions for an equitable future.

  • Demonstrated experience in implementing corridor planning and mobility transportation solutions.

  • Demonstrated public process and public engagement skills, including strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex issues with clarity.

  • Broad experience with all modes of municipal transportation, including advancing smart cities projects, shared-use mobility partnerships, and other innovative programs and/or designs.

  • Strong understanding of working in diverse communities, local engagement strategies and public participation and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • 15 years related experience

  • Master’s degree

  • AICP or Professional Engineer

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Executes a higher level of project achievement and consistently delivers strong client performance.

  • Determines objectives and requirements within the discipline, organizes programs and projects, and develops standards and guides for diverse planning activities.

  • Represents the practice within the firm on a regional or national scope, both internally and externally.

  • Networks - Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with transportation planning, engineering, urban design and/or planning leaders and other discipline/office leaders (internal/external).

  • Participates with professional organizations such as serving on committees and/or as an executive or board member.

  • Advises on best practice and technical expertise.

  • Provides guidance and mentors staff.

  • Supports department managers and office leadership with strategic planning, staffing/training, and other special projects.

  • May serve as project manager or task lead.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography, or related field and 12 years related experience

  • Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography, or related field and 11 yrs of relevant experience


  • Illustrates a consistent level of project understanding and management by assessing project needs and creating a work plan.

  • Solves problems for complex issues and innovates new methodologies.

  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of relevant local, state and federal requirements.

  • Analyzes data using critical thinking.

  • Develops an effective scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Develops a large network of high level relationships with clients and peer practitioners.

  • Serves as a trusted advisor.

  • Manages responsibility for quality control.

  • Develops business insight by applying knowledge of the business and the marketplace to pursue and deliver projects and meet the firm’s goals.

  • Communicates effectively by developing and delivering communications, (i.e., facilitation of client meetings, conference participation) that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of the client.

  • Directs work, delegates, and removing obstacles so the project team can complete their work.

  • Develops responses to more highly technical client needs.

  • Drives engagement by creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the firm achieve its objectives.

  • Exercises organizational savvy by maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Planning Group

ReqID: R-07187