Project Planner

Toole Design Group

Kansas City, MO United States

Toole Design Group in Kansas City, MO is looking to hire an experienced and talented full-time Project Planner. Do you have a strong background in transportation planning with multimodal experience? Are you passionate about helping communities plan, build, and retrofit their transportation systems to make walking, bicycling, and transit safer, more attractive, more efficient, and healthier? Do you want to help communities create places and systems that benefit people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds while collaborating with innovative transportation planners, engineers, landscape architects, urban designers, and policy experts? Would you like to work for a firm that is committed to the well-being of its employees? If so, please consider joining our Kansas City team.

This Project 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 provide our employees with financial incentives to walk, bike, or use transit.

About Toole Design

Toole Design is the leading planning, engineering, and landscape architecture firm specializing in multimodal transportation. Since 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 is committed to delivering quality work that meets the needs 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 improves our communities. We are industry-leading experts, and we work hard to encourage a collaborative and team-oriented environment.

A Day in the Life of a Project Planner

You are part of an interdisciplinary team that delivers multimodal transportation policies and plans in a wide range of contexts including dense urban environments, suburban communities, and small-town and rural areas throughout the Kansas City region and the greater Midwest.


As a Project Planner you will manage projects and tasks, lead analyses, work directly with our clients, represent Toole Design in project and stakeholder meetings, pursue and win work, and reinforce our reputation as trusted experts. You'll work with other planners, landscape architects, urban designers, and engineers to deliver a variety of exciting projects focused on making places and travel experiences better for everyone. You'll be at the table with clients and colleagues from a variety of disciplines, integrating input from a broad range of stakeholders to create award-winning plans that lead directly to implementation.


We help clients find people-first solutions that prioritize active transportation at all different scales: national, state, regional, local, corridor, intersections, and crossings. Our work includes community network plans, safety analyses, Vision Zero action plans, Safe Routes to School plans and program management, design guidelines, conceptual design, and wayfinding. Underpinning our work is our unwavering commitment to human-centric streets and places that exemplify equity, ethics, and empathy.


Qualifications of a Project Planner:

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in urban planning, landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, public health, or a related field. Additional experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • 5 or more years of planning experience
  • Certification as an AICP is a plus
  • Experience independently managing tasks or projects
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams and multi-phased projects
  • Experience with active transportation planning
  • Experience with public and stakeholder engagement
  • Strong cultural competency with people from racial backgrounds different than your own
  • Software proficiency
    • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • GIS software (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, QGIS)
    • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Communication skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication
    • Spanish language abilities are a plus


You'll be great here if:

  • You value diversity, equity, and inclusion in the planning profession and beyond
  • You are excited about transforming transportation networks and creating healthy and resilient environments for communities in Kansas, Missouri, and the Midwest
  • You enjoy collaborating across disciplines and offices to do great work for clients
  • You deliver high-quality work on time and on budget
  • You know how to get the message across, whether it's written, verbal, or graphical
  • You're motivated to tackle new challenges and develop creative solutions
  • You thrive on engaging communities in the public outreach process
  • You can build relationships, bring enthusiasm to exciting projects, and are detail oriented with strong problem-solving skills
  • You're motivated to find potential clients


We are targeting a salary range of $72,000-$82,000 for this position.


Work Schedule for a Project 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 up to 2-3 days per week. The Kansas City office of Toole Design is centrally located in Kansas City, Missouri, and is easily accessed on foot, by bicycle, and via transit.


About our Kansas City Team

We are creative, collaborative, entrepreneurial, hard-working, and diverse. We are a team of planners and an accountant who support work in KCMO and work closely with other Mid-West offices. We pride ourselves on high-quality work, exceptional client service, and innovation in an evolving and dynamic field. We are a tight-knit team that supports, celebrates, and cares for one another and our communities.

Ready to Join our Kansas City 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 Project Planner position, please visit our website to apply.

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

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Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range
We are targeting a range of $72,000 to $82,000.

Contact Information

Andie de Vaulx
701 E. 63rd Street, Suite 220
Kansas City, MO
United States
Resource URL
3019271900 ext 136