Senior Transportation Planner

Organization: Houston-Galveston Area Council

Location: Houston, Texas

Deadline: open until filled

Salary: $51,614.00 – $91,749.00

Description: The Houston-Galveston Area Council seeks a Senior Transportation Planner.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take the lead on planning projects that improve mobility, safety, multimodal connections, and economic development throughout the region, focusing on the needs of our vulnerable populations
  • Responsible for leading development and execution of the Gulf Coast Regionally Coordinated Transportation Plan to provide greater efficiency and close gaps in public transportation in our region
  • Develop and execute transit-focused transportation plans, policy recommendations, and investment priorities that garner broad stakeholder and public support
  • Provide professional and timely feedback to a variety of audiences


  • Experience in the development of scopes of work, contracting processes, data analysis, public input, management of consultant teams, review of invoices and reports, in the implementation of transportation planning studies consistent with federal, state, and local requirements
  • Team player, with an “all hands on deck” attitude, who is passionate about doing whatever it takes to improve quality of life for our citizens
  • Strong project management, communication and presentation skills are crucial for success in this role
  • 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 or transportation planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Thorough knowledge of transit planning and operations, transportation and land use planning, policies, regulations and best management practices
  • Experience in transit-focused transportation or mobility planning
  • Ability to plan and effectively manage complex, long-term projects

Application Procedure: Please apply online:

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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The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and its members believe that mobility is a basic human right. From work and education to life-sustaining health care and human services programs to shopping and visiting with family and friends, mobility directly impacts quality of life.