Transportation Planner, Grant Program Administrator

Cambridge Systematics

New York City, NY

Experience Level: Mid-Level

Salary: 100,000

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Cambridge Systematics, Inc. is shaping the future of transportation. We are industry leaders, transportation specialists dedicated to ensuring that transportation investments can deliver the best possible results. By providing innovative policy and planning solutions, objective analyses and technology applications, we help our clients anticipate and meet future transportation needs while improving the performance of existing infrastructure and operations. Above all, we are committed to our clients’ success in making transportation better for future generations.  

We are seeking a Transportation Planner, Grant Program Administrator with experience preparing, writing, reviewing, and submitting grants for transportation planning funds. Experience supporting the development, update, and management of a Unified Planning Work Program, the Transportation Improvement Program, and grant programs such as Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities, the Transportation Alternative set-aside of the Surface Transportation Block Program, and the Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality Improvement Program are preferred.  

To be successful in this position, you must be familiar with current grant opportunities, processes, requirements, and selection to lead grant writing, review, ranking, and submittal efforts. You will support transportation projects through transportation planning and grant writing in one of the largest and most complex regions of the country. This position will require commuting to New York City at least three days a week.   


  • Support a key client with transportation planning and grant writing/administration
  • Support client with outreach and communication efforts
  • Lead development of project deliverables and provide quality management master timelines of federally required planning products and analyses and projections
  • Formulate detailed guidance packages for each UPWP or TIP update cycle
  • Support preparation, amendments, or modifications to UPWP, TIP, and other plans
  • Review various grant program project proposals, and other project proposals, for completeness and against eligibility criteria
  • Convene and prepare materials for applicable committees in support of UPWP, TIP, or grant activities
  • Input and maintain project information in relevant databases and/or content management software

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in Transportation Planning grant writing
  • Working knowledge of regional planning, particularly transportation planning, and transportation systems analysis
  • Understanding and knowledge of applicable transportation planning grant programs, regulations, and requirements
  • Ability to develop and manipulate databases
  • Experience with document preparation, formatting, and editing
  • Experience in grant writing, review, ranking, and submittal efforts
  • Experience with intergovernmental outreach

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Planning, Public Policy or similar discipline

Candidates should be aware that Cambridge Systematics currently maintains a policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Newly hired employees must be vaccinated prior to their employment start date and proof of vaccination is required.  Cambridge Systematics is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation, for medical or religious exemptions, where it does not create an undue hardship to the Company under federal, state, and local law. 

Cambridge Systematics is an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to create a culture in which every voice is valued, where employees have a sense of belonging and connection with one another and to the organization, and they feel empowered to do their best work. We are committed to increasing diversity at all levels within the firm and we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to our open positions.  

If you think you have what it takes but aren’t sure you meet all the requirements of this job, we invite you to connect with us. We value all perspectives and life experiences and want to hear about yours.  


Posted June 29, 2022, 8:17 AM PDT

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