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JOB #R2202021

Freight Transportation Planner (Remote USA)

Freight Transportation Planner

Location: Remote USA or Hybrid any ICF USA Office (Preferred: Arlington VA or Atlanta GA).

We are seeking a Freight Transportation Planner for ICF’s Transportation Practice. The Freight Transportation Planner will be responsible for leading or supporting teams in project tasks related to transportation planning, policy, environmental analysis, asset management, and related topics. The position involves the development and delivery of accurate, timely, and high-quality products and services to clients at the federal, state, and local levels.  

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

  • Freight transportation planning, including identification of freight transportation needs and solutions at the state, metropolitan, or corridor scale

  • Economic impacts of freight system improvements or freight project development

  • Studies of the freight industry or freight transportation stakeholders, such as motor carriers, railroads, marine shipping lines, and third-party logistics providers

  • Community and environmental impacts of freight movement, such as livability, equity, environmental justice, and public health

  • Analysis and visualization of freight transportation data (e.g., development of charts, infographics, and narrative to convey trends)

  • Policy analysis related to freight transportation

Key Responsibilities

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

  • Developing literature reviews and research scans

  • Conducting interviews and developing case studies

  • Solving quantitative and qualitative problems

  • Developing plans, reports, and presentations

  • Analyzing transportation trends, assessing mobility needs or challenges, and identifying and analyzing potential solutions

  • Interacting and communicating with clients

  • Managing task or project schedules, budgets, and quality of work

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in urban planning, public policy, economics, environmental science, political science, transportation/civil engineering, or related subjects, or equivalent professional experience

  • 4 years or more of work experience in freight transportation planning, policy, environmental issues, economics, or asset management

  • Experience conducting freight transportation analysis, such as for the U.S. Department of Transportation, state or local transportation agencies, or the Transportation Research Board

  • Consulting experience preferred

Required Professional Skills

  • Strong oral and written communications skills, including experience researching and writing high quality documents.

  • Identifies and meets the needs of clients within established guidelines.

  • Understands task expectations and how tasks fit in the overall project.

  • Works collaboratively with project team and client to achieve established goals.

About ICF’s Transportation Practice

ICF’s Transportation Practice specializes in addressing complex planning, policy, and program issues at the nexus of transportation and the environment, energy, and communities. ICF’s work focuses on integrated approaches that support sustainable transportation decisions, addressing mobility, safety, environmental, social, and economic effects of transportation. Our work includes strategic planning, research, policy analysis, outreach, training, and program evaluation for federal, state, and local governments, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Transportation Research Board, state transportation and environmental agencies, and metropolitan planning organizations, as well as local governments. We specialize in evaluating the impacts of infrastructure projects, programs, and government policies; developing guidebooks; and documenting best practices related to integrated planning, transportation operations, and the environment.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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