Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG), a Lowell-based regional planning agency, is accepting applications for the position of Transportation Planner. Please e-mail cover letter and resume by July 3, 2017 to Beverly Woods at email@example.com, or send by conventional mail to: NMCOG, 40 Church Street, Suite 200, Lowell, MA 01852.
Public Interface Responsibilities
Make occasional presentations to the public, as well as to local, state and federal officials, the business community and advocacy groups;
Maintain effective working relationships with local communities, advocacy groups, consultants, and the public;
Respond to inquiries from the public, local communities, and state and federal agencies regarding NMCOG’s transportation planning projects; and
Participate in transportation-related technical committees, advisory committees, working groups and task forces, as appropriate.
Provide technical support as staff for the Northern Middlesex Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO);
Maintain current knowledge of local, state and federal transportation planning issues;
Collect and organize data for the region’s transportation projects, studies and activities, including traffic count data;
Perform technical analysis and calculations, in accordance with standard and accepted transportation planning and engineering standards and practices; and
Develop transportation–related technical studies and reports.
Strong technical, written, and oral communication skills
Professionalism and diplomacy
Public presentation skills
Time management and organizational skills
Computer literacy: Working knowledge of PCs and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and Highway Capacity software
Bachelor’s degree in planning, engineering, or related field
Two years of professional experience in planning or engineering
Strong technical skills in the areas of travel demand management and capacity/LOS analysis
Familiarity with the MPO and transportation planning processes
Welcome to the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG). Formed in 1963 under Chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General Laws, NMCOG is one of 13 Regional Planning Agencies (RPAs) within the Commonwealth. NMCOG is a public agency governed by a policy board comprised of local elected officials from the City of Lowell, Massachusetts, and the eight surrounding towns of Billerica, Chelmsford, ...Dracut, Dunstable, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford.NMCOG provides comprehensive planning services to its member communities in transportation, economic development, land use, housing, environmental protection, public safety, public health, geographic information systems, and historic preservation.