• Planner IV

    Job Location US-GA-Atlanta
    Job ID 1218-20183
    HNTB Job Title
    Planner IV
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Transit and Rail
  • Why Choose HNTB?

    For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

    At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

    For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


    Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at https://www.myhntbtotalrewards.com.


    The time is right to join HNTB Corporation!  HNTB is seeing a Planner IV in our Atlanta office.

    Job Summary

    With minimal supervision develops technical solutions and strategies for small-scale planning projects or for portions of larger projects. Responsible for proactively overseeing other project team members in development of solutions. May serve as a task leader or project manager on a limited basis for select small scale project. Task assignee on multiple projects.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Prepares scopes of work, fee proposals and assists with responses to RFP’s.
    • Coordinates with clients on a regular basis to complete assigned tasks.
    • May oversee the work of less experienced staff. Assists in directing teams for small scaled projects.
    • Conducts research and detailed analysis of data.
    • Interfaces with client group and community stakeholders. Responsible for significant portions of presentations and public facilitation.
    • Identifies and recommends appropriate technical procedures that should be used on a project.
    • Prepares technical plans and reports.
    • Prepares written reports on small to medium sized planning projects. Responsible for significant portions of presentations and public facilitation.
    • Uses technical software to perform project analysis.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - Provide technical and project management oversight of short-range and long-range transit planning studies and or projects.
    - Review and prepare environmental documents for MARTA's expansion program, i.e. BeltLine, I-20 East, Clifton Corridor and other transit expansion corridors.
    - Assists in the preparation of “Memoranda of Agreement” with appropriate stipulations, to mitigate unavoidable adverse effect of MARTA project impacting cultural resources as needed.
    - Assists and advises on environmental and historic preservation studies with various MARTA divisions and the Planning and Technical Assistance (PTA) Consultants as needed.
    - Conduct short-range and long-range transit planning studies inclusive of transit feasibility studies, peer agency reviews, operations analyzes and other transit related planning activities.
    - Leads and participates in internal and external public meetings, community meetings and other public outreach efforts.
    - Develops, reviews and evaluates scopes of work, project budgets and project deliverables
    - Successful candidate will be co-located at MARTA working directly for the Authority.
    - Conduct research and detailed analysis of data.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Planning or related field
    6 years related experience
    4 years related experience (with Master's degree in Planning or related)

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    RLA, RA, PE registration or AICP, CEP certification

    General Work Conditions

    Office Environment: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

    HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. 

    The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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