Planner Senior – Transportation Demand Management Program

  • City of Austin
  • Austin, Texas
  • Feb 13, 2018
Full Time Planning and Development
  • Apply By: May 14, 2018


Planner Senior – Transportation Demand Management Program

City of Austin, Texas

The City of Austin seeks a Senior Planner to be part of the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program team under the Transportation Systems Development Division of the Austin Transportation Department.


Under the direction of the TDM Program Manager, this position will focus on community facing TDM programming and policy. Duties may include:


  • Austin Strategic Mobility Plan – TDM support: be a key team member for the ASMP, conduct best practice research for TDM strategies, collaborate with consultant on TDM program development and public outreach, assist with plan writing for the TDM section, participate in public outreach and education.
  • CodeNEXT and Transportation Criteria Manual – TDM support: be a key team member for the project, conduct best practice research for TDM code language, conduct research on quantification of strategies, assist with criteria manual language writing, assist with development of quantification methodologies, participate in public outreach and education.
  • Manage the contract for the Smart Trips Austin program, coordinate with co-funder CapMetro, participate in weekly project team meetings, review and approve project deliverables, plan for future programming, plan for future funding opportunities
  • Responsible for updating the annual TDM report and manage community facing messaging on TDM.
  • TDM liaison to other City Departments such as Austin Center for Events, Austin Energy, Economic Development, and others as needed
  • Research and apply for local, regional, or federal funding for TDM programming
  • May assist with other Austin Transportation Department projects as needed.

Job Description

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with TDM policy on a local, regional, or federal level.
  • Experience with TDM program / project development, management, and/or implementation.
  • Understanding of behavior change concepts.
  • Experience with developing and/or implementing individualized marketing programs similar to Smart Trips Austin.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Experience in conducting data analysis with Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficient with Geographic Information Systems software and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Familiarity with transportation guidelines from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and others.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with changing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with internal and external team members and stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and presentation skills.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s license.

This position requires graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus five (5) years of planning related work.

Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.

Experience in planning, related work may substitute for one the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at:  

Please review additional postings with Austin Transportation.

The City of Austin has excellent benefits and provides an exceptional retirement system as well as a 457 plan for its employees.


About Austin, Texas

Austin has long been known as a technologically advanced city, a place where new ideas go to be tested and adopted. Austin has enjoyed a robust and diverse economy for the past 10 years, with economic indicators regularly exceeding national averages. Austin metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing in the country, with a 2.9 percent increase in population in 2016. Austin, Texas has a population of 926,000, making it the 11th largest city in the country. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile “green” and culturally dynamic cities, Austin was selected as the #1 Best Places to Live (US News and World Report 4/2017), # 5 Top 25 Future-Ready US Cities (Convention Management Association Convene Magazine, 2/2016), “Best City for the Next Decade” (Kiplinger), the “Best Places to Live in the US” (US News), the “Top Creative Center” in the US ( and #1 on the “On Numbers Economic Index” as the fastest growing economy.


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