Leader of Transportation Planning

Leader of Transportation Planning

Join the CM team…

Are you looking for a collaborative work environment where you can work on exciting and vital transportation projects that transform your community, where each person is valued and work-life balance is key?  If so, come join our growing, multidisciplinary team of engineers based in the greater NY Capital Region and Lower Hudson Valley.

This is an exceptional opportunity for personal and career growth through exposure to a wide range of design projects, interaction with highly skilled and motivated colleagues, and team-based training.

With over 50 years of experience in NY’s Capital Region and adjacent areas, our team provides expertise in civil engineering, surveying, and construction inspection– serving public and private clients across 4 main markets: transportation, municipal, land development, and energy.

Come be part of a winning team that leads in excellence, has received 16 different industry awards and accolades for engineering work over the last 7 years across various NY counties, and has been chosen as a 2023 Best Place to Work by the Albany Business Review and a Top Workplace for 4 of the last 7 years by the Times Union, the top news organization in NY’s Capital Region.                                  

Here’s what employees say about working at Creighton Manning:

Very solid company…understands the mix of life and work, and does not interfere with that. Mix of young and old within the company…lots of growth potential.

Flexible schedules –they care about keeping employees happy, even offering remote work 2 days a week.

Highly collaborative work environment, where you will work directly with (and learn from) Project Managers, which doesn’t happen at the biggest firms.

A lot of projects are once-in-a-career opportunities…many exciting career-defining projects…big bridge replacements and rotaries – projects that have real positive community impact.

The Company culture is great, everyone is looking out for each other.

Comprehensive, People-Centered Benefits for Total Wellness:

  • Excellent, competitive pay based on experience and qualifications
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage options
  • Flexible work schedule including WFH policy (2 days/week)
  • Discretionary annual employee bonus
  • 401K & Discretionary Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Generous PTO
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid professional licensing fees
  • Paid membership fees in professional organizations
  • Bonus perks such as summer BBQs, golf outing, holiday party, and free snacks!

About This Position:

We are seeking a qualified Planner with 10 plus years’ experience to become a part of our growing transportation planning group with the opportunity to expand our planning services including disciplines and geography supported by national experts.   This opening includes opportunities in Albany, Poughkeepsie, Syracuse or White Plains Offices. Our planners work on a variety of projects and interact with staff primarily in our Transit and Traffic Groups, but also with transportation engineers, structure engineers and our construction inspection staff.  This planner position functions as a fully competent planner in all aspects of the subject matter of assignments.  Develops and evaluates plans for a variety of assignments including tasks carried out by others.  Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposal preparation.   Performs and manages complex and sensitive professional planning projects, research and analysis, and oversees specialized planning functions. Typical projects include long range, regional, and multi-modal transportation planning. Is expected to manage clients, track project budgets, engage in business development, and professional networking.  Often requires effort outside normal business hours to meet client requests and/or attend meetings.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for technical progress and the day-to-day analysis and preparation of deliverables.
  • Develop and grow client relationships and partnerships.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day staffing and project scheduling.
  • Manage or assist on complex planning studies and proposals.
  • Develop and oversee transportation plans, studies and analysis.
  • Act as concurrent project manager of many basic projects, a few intermediate projects, and one or two complex projects.
  • Review complete project documents and QA/QC.
  • Assist senior management and staff as planning specialist and advisor.
  • Represent the organization in communications and conferences.
  • Train and provide technical guidance to Planners I, II, and III.
  • Lead project/public meetings on complex projects.
  • Responsible for QA/QC.
  • Attend proposal interviews.
  • Prepare bills for projects.

Job Requirements:

Master’s degree in planning or a related field.

10 years of experience, including 3 to 4 years supervisory.

AICP Certification is required.

Active member of a professional practice organization.

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of planning, including government policies, procedures and funding.  Thorough knowledge of specialization such as land use planning/zoning, or transportation planning.

Active member of a professional practice organization.

Pay Range:

Albany/Syracuse, NY:  $55/hour – $70/hour

Poughkeepsie, NY: $58.50/hour – $75/hour

Westchester – White Plains, NY: $63/hour – $83/hour

Pay is based on applicant’s ability/experience and will be rated accordingly.


At Creighton Manning, continuous learning and mentoring are part of our DNA. There are opportunities to advance your career, either on the technical track towards Project Manager or into various corporate leadership positions. Team members get 360 reviews with input from peers and managers, to get a broad picture of their contributions.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Creighton Manning will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, relationship or association with a member of a protected category, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

Job Category: Planner Transportation
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Albany Poughkeepsie Syracuse Westchester

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