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Transportation Planning Manager

Pape-Dawson Engineers

Pape-Dawson Engineers

San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Transportation Planning Manager

Location US-TX-San Antonio
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The Transportation Planning Manager will lead the development and coordination of transportation plans for state and local governments. This position will play a pivotal role in identifying and addressing diverse transportation needs including transit, non-motorized options, safety enhancements, and sustainability measures.


  • Manage client coordination efforts, ensuring effective communication and understanding of transportation objectives.
  • Create comprehensive public involvement plans, overseeing sub-consultant teams, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations to facilitate community engagement.
  • Execute strategies for effective community outreach and participation in transportation planning initiatives.
  • Identify and cultivate client opportunities, involving marketing efforts, RFQ response development, and the formation of a dedicated team to support these initiatives.
  • Lead design teams working on various projects, including but not limited to complete streets, cycle tracks, and multimodal conversions.
  • Ensure adherence to project objectives and timelines, maintaining high-quality standards in all design outputs.
  • Coordinate planning projects with clients, focusing on defined goals and objectives related to mobility, safety, multimodal transportation, community livability, and economic development.
  • Lead efforts to secure project development funds, including federal and state opportunities.
  • Assist clients in leveraging transit, bike, pedestrian, safety, and other project parameters to enhance eligibility for funding opportunities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in transportation planning.
  • Proven experience in turnkey creation of regional and local corridor assessments, transportation, and land use analysis, including policy recommendations and investment priorities.
  • Expertise in data analysis using tools such as ESRI, Tableau, and PowerBI to propose transportation planning studies compliant with federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience with transportation planning funds and grant acquisition for the development of long-range plans.
  • Proficient use and knowledge of design guidelines and standards, including AASHTO, PROWAG, ADA, TxDOT, and MUTCD, to ensure successful project implementation.
  • Strong project management skills, coupled with excellent communication and presentation abilities.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and presenting ideas to diverse audiences.
  • Must possess a valid driver license.
  • Occasional travel throughout the state of Texas to attend client meetings is required.
  • Ability to work Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm with overtime as needed.

All qualified applicants for Pape-Dawson Engineers will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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