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Toole Design Group in Los Angeles, CA is looking to hire an experienced and talented full-time Senior Planner. Are you excited about transforming transportation networks and creating healthy and resilient communities? Are you looking for opportunities to collaborate with other planners, traffic and civil engineers, and urban designers, including thought leaders from across North America? Would you like to work for a firm that is committed to the well-being of its employees? If so, please consider joining our Los Angeles team.

This Senior Planner position earns a competitive salary and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, a health savings account (HSA), and a flexible spending account (FSA). We practice what we preach and ensure that our employees also have access to transportation by providing them with financial incentives to bike, walk, or use transit for a better quality of life.

About Toole Design

With over 200 employees in 18 locations throughout the US and Canada, Toole Design is the leading planning, engineering, and landscape architecture firm specializing in multimodal transportation. For almost two decades, we’ve been transforming the way people move and helping communities thrive. Ethics, empathy, and equity inspire and guide everything we do. Our success is built on collaborative partnerships with our clients and an approach that goes beyond conventional solutions. Our projects are at many different scales: contributing to national design guidance for the Federal Highway Administration; state-level active transportation plans; design and engineering of city and town streets; site level access such as transit stations. Our talented team of planners, landscape architects and engineers are committed to delivering quality work that meets the needs of all people, regardless of age, ability, race or gender. Toole Design is committed to the well-being of its employees and we are proud of our ultra-collaborative and team-oriented environment and approach. We have been named a “best firm to work for” and have one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

Toole Design is a committed to building a diverse and welcoming team. We have a collaborative culture where people of all backgrounds come together to share ideas and build better, more inclusive communities. We are an equal opportunity, woman-owned business. We are proud of the fact that over 50% of our managers are women or people of color. No matter what your background is – we encourage you to apply for this position.

A Day in the Life of a Senior Planner

As a Senior Planner, you develop relationships with clients, mentor others, and lead exciting and challenging projects throughout the Southern California Region, while also supporting projects across our North American offices. You will lead teams from a variety of disciplines; integrating input from a broad range of stakeholders to create award-winning plans and programs that build momentum toward positive change in communities and lead directly to implementation.

Our projects are at all different scales, from national pedestrian and bicycle planning and design guidance for the Federal Highway Administration to State DOT and City Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plans. We work on multimodal corridor studies, Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School Plans and Programs, new mobility and curbside management, trails and greenways, complete streets, and Urban Street Design Guidelines and we push ourselves and our clients to proactively think about equity every step of the way.

Work Schedule for a Senior Planner

This full-time position typically works a flexible schedule of 40 hours a week. We also provide employees with the flexibility and necessary equipment to work from home 2-3 days per week. Our office opened in 2018 and is located in downtown Los Angeles within the Financial District and is a short walk to all of the major rapid transit lines and walking distance to the 7th Street Metro Center and Metro Bike Share.

Ready to Join our Los Angeles Team?

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Our team is a dynamic mix of planners and engineers who strive to support each other and our communities, not just work together. This is an opportunity to perform work you love alongside a fun group of people in the heart of the most dynamic transportation region in the nation. Southern California is poised to change significantly over the next decade, with transportation improvements at the forefront of its evolution. Whether it’s preparing safety studies and design guidance, assisting local agencies prepare for the 2028 Olympics, or working on mobility-as-a-service technology, Toole Design is poised to help shape this future. You’ll be joining a rapidly growing team in an exciting market and location.

Our staff enjoy bicycling or riding the bus in to work and will happily join you on a post-work summit in Elysian Park to take in the Greater Los Angeles environs. You will experience a company culture that is rooted in family, fun, and creative thinking. Strong values, flexibility, and exceptional quality work are just a few of the characteristics we hold in high regard.!

At Toole Design, diversity is a necessity, not a nice-to-have. We have a collaborative culture where people of all backgrounds come together to share ideas and build better, more inclusive communities. We encourage those from underrepresented communities — women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, those with disabilities and people at all the intersections in between — to apply. Even if you don’t think your current skill set checks every box below, but this role seems to align with your strengths, we want to hear from you.

We’re proud that about half of our managers are women and are committed to achieving racial diversity in our leadership as well. Toole Design is a woman-owned business and an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer).

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