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Transportation Planner
Helena, MT
Bozeman, MT
$60,000 to $85,000
Depends on Experience
Regular Full-Time
Open until filled


ROBERT PECCIA & ASSOCIATES (RPA) has an exciting opportunity for an entry- to mid-level Transportation Planner. This individual will work within the Transportation Planning and Operations Group to assist in conducting corridor planning studies, feasibility studies, regulatory research and policy development, grant applications, active transportation planning, safety studies, land use and environmental investigations, and other transportation planning efforts. The successful candidate will have a strong interest and background in planning, excellent technical writing abilities, and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills in interactions with colleagues, clients, government agencies, and the public. Key traits include self-motivation, team orientation, technical proficiency, and ability to learn new skills.

Company Culture and Benefits

RPA is an award-winning 100 percent employee-owned (ESOP) full-service civil engineering, planning, and land surveying firm with offices in Helena, Kalispell, and Bozeman, Montana. We take pride in our personalized service and sterling reputation for planning and designing practical and sustainable solutions for public and private clients across the northwest. We are an employee-focused company and offer excellent benefits, family-oriented atmosphere, and great work/home life balance. 

We are proud of our dedication to client service and commitment to our staff. Some of our core values are listening, respect, integrity, empowerment, teamwork, and social responsibility. RPA offers a flexible, friendly work environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. We provide exceptional benefits that include:

  • 100% employee-owned company. 
  • Employer retirement contributions of up to 25 percent of earnings with no employee match required. 
  • Generous firm-wide bonus structure for all employees in addition to performance-based project profit distributions. 
  • Flexible work schedule. 
  • Paid time for any hours exceeding 40 per week. 
  • Three (3) weeks of paid annual leave per year for new employees; four (4) weeks after service time requirements. 
  • Seven (7) paid holidays plus two (2) paid personal days per year. 
  • Six (6) days of paid sick leave per year. 
  • Paid health insurance, HSA, and flexible medical spending options. 
  • Paid professional registrations, continuing education, and leadership training. 
  • Matching charitable donations through RPA Gives Program. 
  • Leadership and career growth opportunities through involvement in company committees and boards.  
  • Outstanding quality of life in beautiful Montana office locations.  
RPA is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Primary Responsibilities

This position will serve in a supporting role on planning, traffic, and transportation engineering projects across the northwest as part of our highly regarded and successful Transportation Planning and Operations Group. In this role, you will be part of a team evaluating existing transportation, land use, and environmental conditions considering the benefits and impacts of potential improvement options, policy decisions, and study recommendations. Tasks may include research, data collection, public and client meeting participation and facilitation, various planning-level analyses, mapping and graphics development, and technical writing. You will also work within the group to support marketing and business development strategies, including pursuit of new planning opportunities, markets, and clients.


Individual qualities that the company looks for are self-motivation, intelligence, common sense, industriousness, and the ability to communicate and work well with others. We will consider applicants of all experience levels but are most focused on qualified individuals who exhibit strong technical knowledge in planning or related fields. The following are desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, environmental science, engineering, landscape architecture, or related field.
  • Zero (0) to ten (10) years of experience in planning or related professional field.
  • Professional Transportation Planner (PTP), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), or other planning certification desired for mid-level position.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more planning disciplines, such as transportation planning (preferred), environmental planning, land use planning, urban design, or economic development.
  • Expertise using programs such as Microsoft Word/Excel, ArcGIS, and Adobe Suite desirable.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines, make independent decisions, and work cooperatively with multi-discipline teams.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • A positive attitude and commitment to be an active participant in our employee-owned culture and alignment with our Core Values.


If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume along with application to: