Location: Fort Worth, TX

Principal Regional Planner

Salary: $79,921 - $103,897 annual compensation

Closing: Thursday, January 19, 2023

The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and anchors a metropolitan region of over 8 million people. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of nearly 1,000,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

A Principal Regional Planner career is available with the City of Fort Worth Regional Transportation & Innovation Division of the Transportation and Public Works (TPW) Department. This role will be responsible for scoping, delivery, and oversight of smart cities initiatives, transit supportive land-use policy, active transportation, high-capacity transit, micro-mobility, and other comprehensive transportation planning and project development activities that lead to a more livable, walkable, and equitable world-class city.


  • Extensive knowledge of transportation, land use policy, regional planning, funding sources, design standards, technology trends, project development, and implementation processes.
  • Manage the scoping, funding, and design of multi-modal transportation infrastructure projects; including the ability to develop grant applications, detailed scopes of work, direct and manage consultant contracts, procurement, capital project delivery, and financial obligations.
  • Knowledge of legal constraints, federal and state requirements, including relevant transportation legislation, development trends, land use (including zoning and form-based code), capital project development components, a basic understanding of traffic engineering principles and traffic modeling.
  • Advise City staff, City Council, the public, and external stakeholders on transportation planning policy issues such as the zoning/form-based codes, multi-modal transportation, environmental processes, state and federal requirements, safety, and equity initiatives using data-driven and inclusive approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus among competing interests on politically sensitive transportation projects while working with property owners, adjacent jurisdictions, the MPO, TxDOT, senior staff, the public, and City Council.
  • Skills in managing people and projects; excellent writing and presentation, decision-making skills, and ability to be flexible and transparent.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning, civil engineering, or a related field;
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in multimodal transportation, land use coordination, NEPA, regional and local planning, engineering, highway or street construction, maintenance, and operational activities.
  • Two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning or a related field.
  • Professional Engineer (P.E), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and/or Congress of New Urbanism credentials.
  • Proficient in the use and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat), and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access).

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