What does a Transportation Planner do?

Transportation planners work alongside government agencies to help select and develop plans to organize mass transit. They create routes for community use, including walking, bicycling, busing, or by rail. They utilize engineering science and technology and consider the safety, environmental, and efficiency issues involved, including land use or infrastructure analysis. They allocate resources and develop projects, and they are responsible for identifying the needs, plans, estimates, and adherence to regulations.

Transportation planners write concise reports that describe features and available options while making recommendations. They answer inquiries from the public, environmental groups, government bodies and agencies, the business community, and any funding partners and liaise with stakeholders. Transportation managers model solutions and test actions before final implementation occurs and may be called upon to act as expert witnesses at a public inquiry. Transportation planners need a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related fields.

Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Transportation Planner Salaries

Average Base Pay

£30,387 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £30K
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Transportation Planner Career Path

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Transportation Planner Insights

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Senior Transportation Planner
4 Jun 2020

“Very good opportunities to work collaboratively across specialisms to give a competitive edge on projects.”

Transportation Planner
10 Aug 2021

“I felt like the training was a little unorganized and at first there isn’t much to do so it was really boring.”

Mott MacDonaldMott MacDonald
Graduate Transport Planner
15 Jun 2020

“They give you the tools to develop your career such as membership to professional institutions and outside training courses.”

International PaperInternational Paper
Transportation Planner
29 Sep 2019

“Initial high pay is attractive.”

Transportation Planner
5 Feb 2020

“Good for entry level”

Transportation Planner
3 Oct 2019

“Great people to work with”

Kent FoodsKent Foods
Transport Planner
25 Aug 2021

“Good people to work with”

Laura AshleyLaura Ashley
Transportation Planner
9 Apr 2020

“Great Team to Work For”

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