Background Information
Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a highly organized, independent, and motivated junior transportation planner (Associate I) for its Boston office to primarily support the firm’s nationally recognized practice in multimodal planning for livable communities.

Junior Associate responsibilities primarily focus on planning for municipalities, agencies, universities and private clients and will likely include research, data collection, spreadsheet analysis, mapping, writing and editing reports, development of outreach materials, and potentially some minor business development tasks. Though a significant part of the work will come from projects in the Greater Boston area, there will be numerous opportunities for the candidate to contribute to Nelson\Nygaard projects across the United States. Candidates must be willing to travel and must have a valid driver’s license.

In preferential order, the ideal candidate would be someone who (1) holds a master’s degree in planning or equivalent degree with a specialization in transportation planning and 0-2 years of relevant experience or (2) has a bachelor’s degree in a related field and 1-3 years of experience in transportation planning. Other relevant degrees include transportation engineering, transportation operations, urban/city/regional planning, urban design, and landscape architecture. Above all, we are looking for someone who has a passion for sustainable transportation planning, has great analytical skills, and is interested in making communities better for our clients and their constituents.

Potential candidates must demonstrate excellent skills in writing, data analysis, oral presentation, and problem solving. The candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Additional experience with graphics (Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp), GIS, modeling (Synchro) or database analysis will be considered favorably. Potential candidates may be asked to complete a skills assessment and demonstrate their writing and analytical skills.

We are looking for someone who can begin immediately.

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