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Director of Transportation Planning 

About the Organization Alliant Engineering, Inc. has been a leading engineering and design firm for over two decades. Our team of engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, and environmental specialists deliver complex projects with superior quality for both public and private sector clients. With our team of regional experts on their side, our clients feel confident about the road ahead. As an Alliant employee, you will use your skills to build the infrastructure that you and our neighbors depend on every day. You will also support the growth of our communities by participating in group volunteer activities, company socials, mentoring, and professional societies.  
Position Director of Transportation Planning  

Alliant Engineering, Inc. is looking to add a Director of Transportation Planning to develop and grow our Transportation Planning Group. This position presents a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual to work in a dynamic and challenging environment in our new downtown Minneapolis office with opportunity for leadership within the organization. The successful candidate we desire will manage projects, lead staff, and play a key business development role in marketing Alliant to clients.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Grow and lead a multi-disciplinary team focused on the planning and design of medium to large transportation projects that include transit, corridor and visioning studies, access management, transportation plans, and environmental studies (EIS, AUAR).
  • Lead the Transportation Planning group while directing the technical production of planning assignments and teams.
  • Oversee transportation system/network planning and development of transportation master plans.
  • Coordinate with project managers, project designers and other disciplines on multiple large scale and complex transportation planning and urban design projects to ensure that the client's technical requirements of projects are fully met.
  • Direct, coordinate, and review technical work performed by other project team members.
  • Responsible for presentations and public engagement.
  • Work closely with County, City, and State leaders.
  • Develop, maintain and update project budgets and schedules.
  • Work directly with clients to deliver superior service.
  • Develop proposals, deliver presentation and prepare analysis and project reports.
  • Review and interpret applicable laws and regulations, as well as drafting comments on proposed state and federal rulemaking.
  • Apply your project management skills for planning, organizing, monitoring and directing work activities and budgets.
  • Engage in marketing activities to grow your client network and to bring in new work.


At Alliant, we take care of our employees by offering a world class benefit package including:

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunity
  • Generous Profit Sharing and 401k Contribution programs
  • Choice of Medical plans, Dental, and Vision
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short-term disability and Long-term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts for Medical, Dependent Care and Transportation
  • Metro Transit Program
  • Free Fitness Membership
  • Wellness Programs & Competitions
  • Generous Annual Leave and Compensatory Time Off programs
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Casual work environment
  • Paid Professional Development and Training
  • Community Involvement/Charity Events
  • Numerous Workplace Social events (Golf outings, Family Picnics, Chili Cook-off, Birthday and Anniversary celebrations and Spring Fling to name a few)

Come join our Team!

    Position Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Urban Design, Urban Transportation Planning or Civil Engineering
    • Licensed Professional Engineer or AICP
    • 15+ years of Transportation Planning experience with at least 10 years as a project manager.
    • Ability to manage complex projects of multidisciplinary nature
    • Understanding of traffic operations, capacity and safety as it relates to active transportation planning studies.
    • Experience managing and mentoring staff
    • Experience with client management, proposal development, and marketing
    • Strong working technical knowledge of engineering principles and practices is required
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment is essential
    • Ability to manage complex technical analysis, with a working knowledge of tools such as travel demand forecasting (e.g. EMME, TransCAD, VISUM), micro-simulation (e.g. VISSIM, Synchro), and GIS database software;
    • Ability to use independent judgment and analyze transportation problems, research and statistics. Knowledge of methodologies used to gather and forecast socio-economic and land use data required for input to travel demand forecasting.
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
    Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
    Open Date 9/14/2019  
    Location Minneapolis, Minnesota  
    Number of Openings 1  
    EOE Statement We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.  

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