Transportation Planner - 48807
Minneapolis, MN

Transportation Planner - 48807

Be involved in projects with our Planning and Environmental Planning Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
If you are seeking growth opportunities and new career challenges, WSP has an immediate opening for a Planner for our Minneapolis, MN office.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist with preparation and development of outstanding National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, pre-NEPA, feasibility and supporting studies for environmental planning projects.
  • Lead tasks related to data collection, research, documentation, and technical work, under supervision.
  • Use your unique skill sets and experience for expanding WSP's planning services locally, and regionally across the Plains and Midwest. Preferred areas of specialization for this role include environmental planning, with experience in highway, transit, or multimodal planning, natural resources, community/equity planning, sustainability, NEPA/MEPA experience.
  • Expertise with Geographic Information Systems for data analysis and map generation related to planning studies.
  • Develop and successfully manage relationships with internal and external clients, specifically with MnDOT, Metropolitan Council, and Metro area counties and cities.
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 5 - 7 years of experience directly related to planning, multimodal planning, and/or environmental review
  • Bachelor's degree in planning, environmental science, civil engineering, natural resources, archaeology, or related fields.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures 
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies 
"This role is subject to a client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of the client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request. " should be included as a basic qualification.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • AICP, PWS, or PE preferred
  • Existing working relationships with MnDOT, Metropolitan Council and other Metro area agencies.
  • Post-graduate education (graduate level courses, professional certification courses, Master's degree)

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
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At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.