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Designer / Engineer 



Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is an international consulting firm with a mission to create active communities where bicycling and walking are safe, healthy, fun, and normal daily activities. We specialize in bicycle, pedestrian, trail, park, greenway, and roadway planning, design, and implementation in addition to outreach and education programs.



This position is responsible for contributing to the production of high-quality materials, reports and other deliverables in support of project objectives.



A general understanding of the field of non-motorized transportation, the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries to support the delivery of solutions which meet client expectations is required in order to successfully meet the requirements of this position.

The essential priorities of this exempt, salaried position are to: 

  • Contribute to the production of high-quality reports and analyses. 
  • Produce high-quality, accurate and complete design drawings, cost estimates and other project deliverables. 
  • Assist Project Managers in the development of project deliverables.



Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Contributing to the development of design plans and specifications, cost estimates and design details for construction documents.
  • Supporting project objectives such as aligning trails and roadways and other design elements to meet appropriate 
  • ADA requirements.
  • Assisting in the creation of project deliverables. 
  • Contributing to the design or redesign of roadways to follow complete street principles.


In addition to uploading your resume and cover letter, please also provide your software proficiency, 3 references, and work product samples/portfolio. 


Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities in order to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Alta Planning + Design is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Position Requirements


This position requires a combination of skills, experience and education including, but not limited to: 

  • Passion for active living and non-motorized transportation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Landscape Architecture.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience as a Civil or Transportation Engineer or a Designer or Landscape Architect in a consulting environment or public entity.
  • Working knowledge and interest in the field of active, non-motorized transportation.
  • Working knowledge of engineering principles and techniques.
  • Exhibits initiative and the ability to work with little supervision.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple simultaneous projects, if necessary.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • General understanding of MS Excel, Word, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Synchro/SimTraffic or similar programs.
  • Proficiency in Civil 3D and/or Rhino.


There are a number of additional skills, experience and education that would be beneficial to this position including, but not limited to:

  • Proficiency AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Synchro/SimTraffic or similar programs.
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or a related field of study.
  • Experience with project management including budgets, schedules, contracts
  • Experience with marketing including the proposal and interview process
  • PLA or PE Licensure
  • Experience with photosimulation production
  • Experience with SketchUp



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Bargaining Unit Position  
Close Date 6/5/2015  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 7/21/2014  
Location Portland - APD  

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