Principal Planner (Strategic Advisor 2)

Seattle Department of Transportation

Seattle, WA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

Salary: $44.71 - $67.09 Hourly

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Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.
Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT’s core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the City's transportation right-of-way, expansion of our bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces, and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 1,100 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure mobility throughout Seattle.
SDOT has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Planner (Strategic Advisor 2) within our Policy & Planning Division’s Transportation Planning section. The Principal Planner leads a variety of multi-disciplinary transportation planning and policy development projects. These projects may be citywide in scale, or focused on a specific transportation corridor, neighborhood, or station area. Representative projects include leading the Seattle Transportation Plan, a major planning initiative launching over the next few months, station access plans for new light rail stations, integrated network planning, and mode-specific network planning, and policy updates to manage emerging mobility and support electrification of the right-of-way. The successful candidate will advocate the City’s interests to other agencies and promote the City’s Race and Social Justice initiative.

The ideal candidate will bring a mix of supervisory experience, technical transportation planning acumen, and superior project management skills.  This person should be comfortable leading major, high-profile planning projects and studies, briefing executives and elected officials, and spearheading community engagement and communications strategies.  This person should be highly collaborative as they will coordinate with colleagues throughout the Department, City, and agency staff. This position reports to the Transportation Planning Manager.

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Posted September 30, 2021, 8:40 AM PDT

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