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Transportation Planner/ GIS Analyst

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Mott MacDonald (MM) is seeking a Transportation Planner / GIS Analyst to support our client in San Jose, CA.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Respond to general mapping and data analysis requests using ESRI or QGIS software.
  • Provide on-going maintenance and support for GeoCortex applications in Silverlight and HTML5 and ArcGIS desktop applications.
  • Manage the collection, quality control, and maintenance of data with a Global Positioning System (GPS) handheld device.
  • Manage data at the enterprise level to ensure data is current, accurate, well documented, and accessible throughout the agency for feature datasets such as bus routes, stops, landmarks, transit centers, light rail, facilities, land use, urban and transportation planning
  • Provide data Quality Analysis/Quality Control and distribution to both internal and external users, including regional, state and federal entities.
  • Provide software and technical support for internal GIS users throughout the agency.
  • Provide and assist with software installations; training; technical support and logging; registration and license administration; general GIS consultation.
  • Creates Python and SQL scripts as required
  • Manage and assist with Data Processing Pipelines
  • Manage and teach Git and Github methodology
  • Managed Windows and Linux infrastructure on AWS cloud
  • Provides Frontend (Html, Css, JavaScript) assistance as necessary
  • Research planning literature to prepare abstracts and bibliographies.
  • Research planning literature to prepare abstracts and bibliographies.
  • Assist with planning studies or surveys as a team member or performs portions individually under close supervision.
  • Answer inquiries and disseminates information regarding transportation planning related issues.
  • Coordinate and serves as staff for transportation meetings; attends various transportation meetings as required.
  • Update and maintains planning databases and directories.
  • Prepare correspondence and reports.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Candidate Specification


  • BS in Environmental Science, Geography, Computer Science, Statistics, Transportation Planning, Urban Planning or related field is required.
  • One to Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience in statistical analysis, mapping, spatial analysis, computer database applications, transit operations, or other analytical work is desirable. Training and experience in the use of Geographic Information Systems is essential.
  • Or any equivalent combination of training and experience, a Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Computer Science, Statistics, or Geography is equivalent to one year.
Supplemental Information:
  • Knowledge in the use of geographic information systems, including spatial data management, maintenance, and accurate and artful map preparation.
  • Knowledge and experience using ESRI software or certificates demonstrating progressive skill sets and knowledge base.
  • Knowledge of research and statistical methods.
  • Knowledge of basic aims, concepts, and principles of transportation planning.
  • Knowledge of common computer applications used in planning.
  • Ability to effectively combine multiple analytical tools, including database systems, GIS mapping and CADD generated drawings.
  • Ability to understand and implement work programs and multiple tasks and to elicit support and cooperation from other departments and staff from other jurisdictions.
  • Ability to organize work, prepare presentations, prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and coordinate and complete multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to collect, tabulate and analyze data.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals, one-on-one or in a team context.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in written form.
  • Ability to interpret technical plans, blueprints, maps, and aerial photographs.
  • Ability to teach and communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical people.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with employees, supervisors and the general public, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds, the elderly, persons with disabilities and/or other vulnerable populations.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of statistical, spatial, and demographic analysis, and the ability to prepare clear and concise reports and accurate and artful map preparation.

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