Principal Transportation Planner

We are seeking a Principal Transportation Planner for ICF’s Transportation Practice. A Principal Transportation Planner is responsible for leading teams in projects related to transportation planning, transportation policy, asset management, and related topics. This position will be remote as we continue to move through the pandemic, but once on-site work resumes, we prefer that the work location be based in one of ICF’s offices in the Washington, DC area. This is an opportunity to contribute to an important mission and work on emerging planning and sustainable issues, and all while building a great career at ICF!

The position requires experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Transportation planning, addressing issues related to statewide, metropolitan, and/or corridor planning, and performance-based planning and programming.

  • Transit planning, and related analyses addressing topics such as shared mobility, first-mile last-mile connections, bus rapid transit, park-and-ride planning, and travel demand management plans.

  • Community and environmental impact assessment issues, such as livability, equity, environmental justice, and public health.

  • Transportation financial analysis, asset management, and/or economic analysis, including risk assessment and benefit-cost analysis.

  • Transportation data analysis and visualization

  • Policy analysis related to freight and/or passenger travel.

Remote for now, Washington DC longer term


  • Leading the development of innovative, accurate, timely, and high-quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff.

  • Managing task or project schedules and budgets.

  • Facilitating workshops and other outreach activities.

  • Leading development of new business opportunities with a focus on state and local clients.

  • Identifying industry trends and working closely with the division senior leadership to position ICF for long-term growth.

  • Leading the identification and recruiting of new hire candidates, as appropriate.

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, public policy, economics, environmental science, transportation/civil engineering, or related subjects, or equivalent professional experience.

  • 8 or more years of experience in transportation planning, policy, environmental issues, economics, or asset management.

  • Experience working on state, regional, or local transportation plans or policy issues, especially in the Mid-Atlantic (Virginia, DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York).

Required Professional Skills

  • Strong oral and written communications skills.

  • Proven business development capabilities.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with project teams and clients to achieve established goals.

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