Bring your passion for public service and multimodal transportation to our team as a principal transportation planner in historic downtown Portland! In this role, you will lead major, often controversial and complex planning projects of statewide significance. Share your expertise with others and make a difference as you provide policy and project management guidance in moving major planning projects from conceptual plan to regional consensus, addressing all regulatory and community issues through preliminary design, for project-ready hand-over for the implementation phase.
Our Region 1 employees work on projects that challenge the industry standard and that give back to our communities. We are currently working on projects from the recent transportation package, HB2017.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
Manage statewide significant and major regional projects to design, prepare and amend public facility plans.
Oversee professional agency and consultant staff in developing and implementing planning efforts.
Integrate regional planning efforts and agency policy directions.
Work with state, regional and local governments to define and develop major transportation improvement projects.
Ensure assigned projects move through the project development process.
Prepare and manage a work plan for all assigned projects.
Define and manage project scope, schedule and budget.
Lead multi-disciplinary project teams.
Provide project team members and consultants with performance feedback and coaching.
Represent agency on project advisory/steering committees, comprised of local/regional staff, stakeholders, and citizens and occasionally the media.
Responsible for interagency coordination on assigned projects.
Coordinate government relations for assigned projects, in coordination with the Region 1 Government Affairs department.
Interpret and integrate policy issues associated with developing projects of statewide significance.
Work is performed in a typical office environment with occasional field work required.
Moderate overtime required including evening and weekend meetings.
Frequent contact and meetings with ODOT regions and staff, other agencies, local government leaders and staff, and the public.
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What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service and multimodal transportation.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
What we need:
A bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field and four (4) years of planning experience related to the job.
Note: A master's degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience.
Eight (8) years of planning experience related to the job.
Note: Coursework in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field can substitute for up to two (2) years of the experience.
Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position.
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.