Position Description

Senior Transportation Planner
Department Transportation
Employment Duration Full time
Salary Range $63,104.00 - $119,158.00
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About Houston-Galveston Area Council   

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is one of the largest regional planning commissions in the country with a diverse service area of 13 counties and more than 7 million people. We are the pulse of our region addressing issues that cross city limits and county lines every single day.   

We make decisions that affect our transportation system, ensure the safety and well-being of our seniors, connect people to jobs, help families recover from natural disasters, preserve water quality for our children, and so much more. We work to make the region a great place to live, work, and thrive.  

What will I be doing?   

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Transportation Improvement Program, H-GAC 10-Year Plan, and the Regional Transportation Plan 

  • Demonstrate experience in surface transportation project planning and development by assisting in the development of project selection and scoring. 

  • Develop committee and Council meeting materials including background papers and compelling presentations in support of project programming and delivery efforts. 

  • Lead efforts to expedite project delivery of federally funded highway, transit, bike/pedestrian, and other projects selected by the Transportation Policy Council. 

  • Coordinate with project sponsors on ongoing regional project development efforts.

  • Assist with the maintenance and the integrity of the project information database (TELUS)  


Key Qualifications  

  • Experience in the administration of surface transportation funding programs at the federal and state levels and how the funding relates to the implementation of the Regional Transportation Plan.  

  • Experience developing project timelines for project programming and delivery efforts that provide ample opportunity for input from the public and stakeholders. 

  • Experience reviewing surface transportation projects and program cost estimates and assessing project readiness for inclusion in the TIP, 10-year Plan, and the Regional Transportation Plan.

  • The ideal candidates will demonstrate strong teamwork, an “all hands on deck” attitude, and are passionate about doing whatever it takes to improve the quality of life for our citizens 

  • Strong project management, communication, and presentation skills are crucial for success in this role 

  • Familiarity in transportation project development cycle; including from planning to implementation.

  • Familiarity with the National Environmental Policy Act process to advise project sponsors on best practices for obtaining appropriate environmental clearance.


Do you have…  

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable academic discipline or related field of study 

  • 5 years of experience working with local government, nonprofit programs, school or in job-related duties   

  • Experience in urban or regional transportation planning or public administration 

  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state surface transportation funding programs, transportation and land use planning, policies, regulations, and best management practices 

  • Ability to plan and effectively manage complex, long-term projects 


H-GAC is an equal opportunity/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or protected veteran status.  

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