National Roadway Safety Lead (Remote) #0604

Alta Planning + Design seeks a senior National Roadway Safety Lead with a planning, engineering, or design background to lead our multidisciplinary safety team of planners, data scientists, engineers, and designers as we help our clients evaluate, design, and implement multimodal safety improvements. This senior-level position is a great opportunity for a dynamic professional looking to join a mission-focused business that prioritizes multimodal safety in everything we do. . If you are looking to do work that connects people to places, eliminate traffic fatalities to achieve Vision Zero, and advance the Safe System Approach, apply with Alta today! This position can be located anywhere Alta has an established office.

About Alta

Since 1996 Alta has created active communities where bicycling and walking are safe, healthy, fun, and normal daily activities. We specialize in sustainable and multimodal transportation and recreation: complete streets bicycle, pedestrian, trail, park, and greenway planning, design, engineering, and implementation, in addition to outreach and education programs.

Alta’s staff in 30 offices across the US and Canada are a multidisciplinary group of planners, landscape architects, engineers, data scientists, outreach specialists, graphic artists, and web designers. Our core values and work bring about positive change by creating places that are geared toward moving people rather than cars, connecting community members to daily needs and human experience, and empowering every person to live an active, healthy life.

Day to Day

As a key member of our safety leadership team, you will apply your expertise in safety planning, proven safety countermeasures, high injury networks, the Safe System Approach, and Vision Zero to lead and advise interdisciplinary teams on a variety of safety projects. These projects will include developing Vision Zero Action Plans, local roads safety plans for diverse communities across North America. You will plan and participate in site visits and assessments, including on roadway corridors, trail corridors, and school sites, and will use data-driven analyses to make streets safer for all people, particularly those walking, rolling, and biking, as well as those communities most vulnerable to traffic safety impacts. You will lead and advise grant writing for Safe Streets and Roads for All projects, as well as safety-focused business development and proposal efforts. In addition to managing projects, you will act as a strategic advisor and mentor to other staff and will provide training and coaching to other staff to develop their safety knowledge and ensure the team is informed about emerging trends and latest safety analysis methods.



  • 10+ years of transportation planning, engineering, or design experience
  • Expertise in multimodal safety and Federal Highway’s Safe System Approach
  • Experience developing regional and local roadway safety plans or Vision Zero action with proficient knowledge of countermeasure development and assignment, safety analytics, equitable engagement, and safety policies/programs
  • Demonstrated experience as a project manager leading projects at a variety of scales
  • Safety-focused business development experience including public speaking, proposal development, and strategic pre-marketing communication
  • Ability to lead and contribute to multiple projects and complete tasks at a high level of quality
  • Desire to lead and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and provide company-wide safety trainings
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Basic understanding of ArcGIS Pro, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Acrobat
  • Ability to prepare graphics and maps
  • Master’s degree in planning or related field
  • Consulting experience
  • AICP or PE
  • Membership in a professional practice organization
  • *RSP (Roadway Safety Professional) Certification (strongly preferred)*

What We Offer

Flexible Schedule
Alta offers a flexible, hybrid work schedule where most employees work from home three days per week. In-office days support our collaborative culture, one of our core values. We will consider qualified applicants based in any US city where Alta has an office. For a full list of our offices, visit our Contact Us page.

The pay range for this job in Baltimore is $100,000-$124,600 annually. Placement within the range is based upon experience, skill-sets, and qualifications.

Alta offers comprehensive benefits to all full-time employees:

Medical: PPO or HSA medical plans, Alta pays 75% of the cost
Dental/Vision: PPO, Alta pays 90% of the cost
Life Insurance: Alta pays 100% of the premium for life and AD&D, equal to your base compensation
401(k): Alta provides a safe harbor match up to 4%
PTO: 21 days accrued annually to start
Holidays: 11 total company paid holidays
Paid Parental Leave/Short-Term Disability
Additional Benefits: Wellness reimbursement up to $800 annually, Alta Gets Around benefit of up to $900 annually, 5-year travel award, and professional development opportunities



*The following statements pertain to US Candidates Only*

About Alta Planning + Design

Alta is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. It is our policy that decisions involving people are made on the basis of job-related criteria, independent of an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability for which reasonable accommodation is available, and any other status protected by law. This includes decisions involving hiring, job placement, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, and company-sponsored programs. Alta Planning + Design maintains formal employment policies, available online and by request.

Affirmative Action Plan
Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is a federal contractor subject to affirmative action regulations requiring written Affirmative Action Plans (AAP’s) for minorities and women, and for covered veterans and individuals with disabilities. We worked intensively with a local firm that specializes in Affirmative Action Plans to develop a program for our company that will not only satisfy our federal obligations but will be a living document. This means the plan is integrated into our recruiting and evaluation procedures and is revisited often in order to ensure we’re doing everything we can to embrace and promote diversity within our company.

Alta requires all employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption for new employees will be verified prior to the first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or receipt of an approved exemption will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.

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