Alta Planning + Design is an active transportation company dedicated to creating active, healthy communities through planning, landscape architecture, engineering, and education/encouragement programs. Alta was founded in 1996 when cities and communities were calling for safer streets for people walking and bicycling as the non-motorized transportation movement developed into a profession in the United States. We pioneered the field of active transportation, evolving our planning and design work into a visionary global practice that empowers people to live active, healthy lives and getting them to where they need to go.
Our core values and work bring about positive change by creating places that are geared toward moving people rather than cars, connecting community members to daily needs and human experience, and empowering every person to live an active healthy life. As a global leader in mobility innovation for over 24 years with 175 people on staff, we are dedicated to connecting people to places by working across disciplines and scale to address social justice, safety, and environmental resilience.
We are seeking an Engineer I to join the team in West Palm Beach, Floridato join our team. This is a unique opportunity for anyone who is passionate about active transportation and the way it positively impacts our communities in need. If you are looking for an innovative organization that is an industry leader in active transportation, apply with us today!
** Due to COVID-19, this position is temporarily a remote position but may require in-office attendance when it is safe to return.
A general understanding of the field of non-motorized transportation, the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries to support the delivery of solutions which meet client expectations is required in order to successfully meet the requirements of this position.
The essential priorities of this exempt, salaried position are to:
Contribute to the production of high-quality reports and analyses.
Produce high-quality, accurate and complete design drawings, cost estimates and other project deliverables.
Assist Project Managers in the development of project deliverables.
Responsibilities + Tasks
Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Contributing to the development of design plans and specifications, cost estimates and design details for construction documents.
Supporting project objectives such as aligning trails and roadways and other design elements to meet appropriate ADA requirements.
Assisting in the creation of project deliverables.
Contributing to the design or redesign of roadways to follow complete street principles.
This position requires a combination of skills, experience and education including, but not limited to:
Passion for active living and non-motorized transportation.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
Three (3) or more years of experience as a Civil or Transportation Engineer in a consulting environment or public entity.
Working knowledge and interest in the field of active, non-motorized transportation.
Working knowledge of engineering principles and techniques.
Exhibits initiative and the ability to work with little supervision
Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple simultaneous projects, if necessary
Ability and willingness to travel
Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
General understanding of MS Excel, Word, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Synchro/SimTraffic or similar programs.
Preferred Skills + Certifications
There are a number of additional skills, experience and education that would be beneficial to this position including, but not limited to:
Proficiency with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Synchro/SimTraffic or similar programs
Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or a related field of study.
About Alta Planning + Design
Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is an international consulting firm with a mission to create active communities. We plan, design, and implement infrastructure and programs that improve community and individual health, safety, mobility, and livability, such as bicycle, pedestrian, trail, park, green-way, and roadway planning, design, and implementation, as well as outreach and education.