Senior Planner

Toole Design Group

Austin, TX United States

Toole Design Group in Austin, TX is looking to hire an experienced and talented full-time Senior Planner. Are you excited about transforming transportation networks and creating healthy and resilient communities? Are you looking for opportunities to collaborate with other planners, engineers, and urban designers, including thought leaders from across North America? Are you motivated to sell, win, and manage large projects? Would you like to work for a firm that is committed to the well-being of its employees? If so, please consider joining our Austin team.


This senior planning position earns a competitive salary and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, a health savings account (HSA), and a flexible spending account (FSA). We practice what we preach and ensure that our employees also have access to transportation by providing them with financial incentives to bike, walk, or use transit for a better quality of life.


 Qualifications of a Senior Planner:

  • At least 10 years of transportation planning experience at a consulting firm or public entity, with experience in a consulting firm preferred
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in transportation or urban planning, landscape architecture, urban design, or related field, preferred (or additional work experience)
  • AICP preferred
  • Demonstrated success independently managing projects and maintaining high levels of client satisfaction
  • The motivation to win work for a growing office including forming and managing client relationships, identifying potential opportunities, and developing proposals and interview materials
  • Experience planning and conducting public outreach and engagement
  • Strong writing skills and experience working as a lead writer for planning documents
  • Knowledge of multimodal transportation planning practices and techniques
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • A working knowledge of GIS software (ArcGIS or QGIS) and Adobe Creative Suites Cloud apps (Illustrator and InDesign) is a plus
  • Fluency or a working knowledge of the Spanish language is a plus

You’ll be great here if:

  • You have a strong interest in multimodal transportation planning and design, Safe Routes to Schools, Complete Streets, Vision Zero, and transit integration
  • You enjoy working on a variety of project types and leading teams towards successful outcomes
  • You enjoy producing high-quality work products and seeing your projects get built
  • You have strong communication skills, whether written, verbal, or graphically
  • You can build relationships, bring enthusiasm to exciting projects, and are detail oriented with strong problem-solving skills
Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range