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Senior Planner - Deputy Office Director


United States
Toole Design Group LLC

Job Description


Toole Design Group is looking to hire an experienced and talented full-time Senior Planner – Deputy Office Director for our Orlando, Florida office. Do you have a strong background in transportation planning, civil engineering, or landscape architecture? Are you ready to grow and leverage your skills in team management, mentoring, and business development? Are you passionate about delivering effective solutions in multimodal transportation, sustainable safety, and emerging mobility? Would you like to work for a firm that is committed to the well-being of its employees? If so, please consider joining our team.

This Senior Planner – Deputy Office Director position will focus on growing our practice in Florida. You will earn a competitive salary and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, retirement, paid parental leave, 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

Toole Design is the leading planning, engineering, and landscape architecture firm specializing in multimodal transportation. From our start in 2003 as a single office in Maryland, we have expanded throughout the United States and Canada. Our talented team of planners, landscape architects, and engineers are committed to delivering quality work that advances the lives of all people, regardless of age, ability, race, or gender. We have been named a "best firm to work for" and have one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

Every project our employees deliver directly and positively affects our communities. We are industry-leading experts, and we work hard to foster collaboration between offices and disciplines to achieve the best outcomes.

A Day in the Life of a Senior Planner – Deputy Office Director

As Deputy Director, you will serve as a right hand to the Director of our growing Orlando office. Fostering a positive culture and healthy morale while maintaining a productive work environment are integral components of this role, as is managing, mentoring, and recruiting new staff. You will pursue and deliver work that has a positive impact on communities and oversee staff and project performance to ensure our work is consistently top quality. You will help build and lead a talented local team of planners, engineers, and urban designers working on exciting projects in Florida and across North America while collaborating with other offices in the U.S. and Canada.

You will have opportunities to grow and demonstrate your ability to assume the Office Director position over time. Your job can be challenging, but you will get to work with a close-knit team that is passionate about the work and the communities that you serve.

Work Schedule for a Senior Planner – Deputy Office Director:

This full-time position is currently fully remote, but we are in the process of securing office space. Once office space is available, we will provide employees with the flexibility and necessary equipment to work from home 2-3 days per week. This position also requires a willingness to travel throughout the state of Florida to develop and serve clients.

Ready to Join our Orlando Team?
We understand your time is valuable, so we have a quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this Senior Planner – Deputy Office Director position, please fill out our application by clicking on the link on this page.

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, but this role seems to align with your strengths, we want to hear from you.

We’re proud that about half our managers are women and we 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).

Individuals may request accommodations or assistance with the application process by contacting 301-927-1900 and asking for Human Resources or emailing [email protected].

For more information about Toole Design, visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook.


Qualifications of a Senior Planner – Deputy Office Director:

  • A passion for working with a dynamic and diverse team, and an inclusive approach to achieving success
  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, or urban design
  • Professional engineering license, AICP, or PLA, preferred
  • A desire to manage and mentor staff
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in transportation and an understanding of professional services consulting
  • At least five years of experience pursuing and winning work, and a similar level of experience managing and delivering projects for public sector clients
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience building and nurturing genuine relationships with other transportation professionals within and outside your organization
  • A strong interest in multimodal and active transportation planning and design
  • A desire to improve communities for everyone, especially the most vulnerable

You’ll be great here if:

  • You are excited about projects that transform communities into healthier and more vibrant places to live, work, and play
  • You are entrepreneurial, enjoy creating teams, and thrive on seeing your efforts result in tangible successes
  • You enjoy pursuing and winning work
  • You have a strong sense of loyalty, commitment, and ownership of your work
  • You have strong leadership skills and enjoy participating in multi-disciplinary teams
  • You excel at motivating and mentoring people and teams with diverse life experiences and expertise
  • You have a generous approach, always advancing your team ahead of yourself
  • You can build relationships, bring enthusiasm to projects, and are detail oriented with strong problem-solving skills

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Jun 9, 2024


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