Senior Public Transit Planner and Project Manager

Jarrett Walker & Associates

Portland, OR United States

Jarrett Walker + Associates is a 14-person consulting firm that is internationally known for excellence in public transit planning. We are based in Portland, Oregon and Arlington, Virginia, with plans for a European presence starting in 2023.

We are seeking a senior public transit planner and project manager. This person will lead interesting and consequential projects, help attract new business, and potentially develop a public profile as a leader on transit issues. This person may become part of our senior management team and will have many opportunities to guide the firm’s direction.

If you are passionate about the power of public transit to improve communities; want to be part of shaping our growing firm’s culture and strategy; and are looking to challenge yourself professionally by managing important and complex projects, we would like to meet you.

In our 10 years as a firm, we have led many major bus network redesigns. We also do long range transit plans, transit cartography, training, and provide a range of professional and policy advice. We are open to expanding into adjacent fields within the larger frame of public transit, depending on the skills and interests of the person we hire. This is a great opportunity to take a leading role in a unique and innovative firm at a time when it’s growing and changing.

This job requires prior experience managing public transit planning projects. This could include management of projects in service and network planning; scheduling and operations; paratransit and demand-response planning; corridor planning; cartography and wayfinding; and transit finance.

We would prefer to hire someone either based in or willing to relocate to Portland, Oregon. However, we can be open to other locations (especially Arlington, Virginia) for the right person.

A full description of this position, its responsibilities, compensation, benefits and application requirements is available at:

If you have any questions about this position and whether you should apply, please write to; we will endeavor to respond within 3 business days.

This listing will be open until at least July 11, 2022. We will be reviewing applications as we receive them. You can expect an initial response to your application within two weeks.

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range
$70,000 - $140,000

Contact Information

JWA Hiring
1021 SE Caruthers St
Portland, OR
United States
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