MSA Professional Services, Inc

Transportation & Land Use Planner

Job Locations US-MN-St Paul
Type Full-Time
Category
Planning
Category 2
Mobility

Overview

MSA has an opportunity for an experienced Transportation and Land Use Planner at our St. Paul, MN office. You will have the opportunity to lead and contribute to projects from start to finish. The various projects you'll be working on make a significant and positive impact on the communities you serve.

 

Who we are & how we help
As a full service, 100% employee-owned consulting firm, MSA is all about creating communities that thrive. We partner with clients to solve complex and multi-faceted challenges and improve the quality of infrastructure and neighborhoods. Our focus is to provide exceptional service that builds strong communities. Above all, MSA’s purpose is to enable people to positively impact the lives of others.

 

Our engineering professionals work alongside our architects, environmental scientists, funding experts, urban planners and surveyors to provide a full suite of professional services to our clients. From bike trails and interstate highways to drinking water and wastewater, we have supported municipal and private projects from start to finish since the 1930s.

 

We are collaborative, we are impactful, and together as owners-we make a difference.

Responsibilities

The work you will do

  • Collect, analyze and summarize data from various sources
  • Write and produce plan documents
  • Design and lead public engagement strategies
  • Serve as project manager and principal planner
  • Identify and evaluate potential community planning clients and projects
  • Develop and maintain relationships with staff and elected officials in target communities
  • Write and edit community planning project scopes and proposals
  • Participate in MSA’s Planning “Community of Practice”
  • Occasional travel within the Midwest, rarely requiring an overnight stay

Qualifications

What you bring
Skills & Knowledge / Education & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Urban Planning or related degree required
  • AICP certification required
  • 10+ years of related transportation and land use planning experience required
  • Expertise in several of the following areas required: project management, client management, high quality plan document design, public engagement, strategic planning, comprehensive planning, development review, and funding administration, economic development, bike/pedestrian planning.
  • Familiarity with MS Office required and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Experience with ArcGIS and 3D graphics tools desirable
  • Experience in proposal writing and project/client development required
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills required

 

Personality & Cultural Fit:

  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Commitment to learning
  • Respect & care for employees
  • Openness
  • Client focused
  • Independent yet collaborative
  • Results oriented
  • Creative problem solver
  • Positive attitude
  • Cooperation / teamwork
  • Flexible
  • Dependable


Benefits
We tried to narrow it down to just 5 reasons to work at MSA, but we couldn’t stop ourselves! All employees have the opportunity to enjoy the following perks.

  • Collaborative work environment
  • Opportunities to apply your skills and experiences with an established multi-disciplinary consulting firm
  • Support of over 350 close-knit professionals working towards the same common goal
  • Co-workers with a passion for what they do
  • Casual and flexible work environment
  • Competitive pay and perks
  • Work life integration – we know your career should accommodate your life style, not the other way around
  • Office summer outing, companywide competitions that benefits our community, coffee, and Friday breakfast (fuel up!), and more…
  • Internal & external training opportunities

 

Eligible employees will have the opportunity to enjoy the following benefits.

  • STEM outreach and volunteer opportunities
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage that start on your hire date (no waiting period!)
  • 17 days of PTO in just your first year (whoa!)
  • 8 paid holidays in a calendar year
  • Paid parental leave
  • 100% paid by company life insurance, long term disability and short term disability
  • ESOP that gives employees beneficial ownership stake in the company (we’re 100% employee owned!)
  • 401k plan with generous employer match

 

MSA is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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