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Technical Advisor at Michael Baker International in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker International’s focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR).
Michael Baker International’s Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients.
Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.


We create, integrate, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more resilient, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.


Michael Baker International is seeking a Community and Economic Development Plann er to play a key role in various technical planning projects throughout Pennsylvania and the nation. The ideal candidate will possess a strong interest in and working knowledge of land use policy, community and economic development and multimodal transportation. The position will operate from Michael Baker's Allentown, PA office and will report to the Office Manager. The position will work with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists and planners that support a host of public and private client project needs.

The successful candidate will work in a fast-paced environment with a dynamic team of professionals that focus on making a difference and delivering value. The successful candidate will possess the following planning background characteristics:

  • Knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as multimodal transportation planning, policy analysis, highway finance, bicycle/pedestrian planning, training, land use, sustainability, climate change, etc.

  • Ability to conduct research and prepare statistical planning reports on land use, physical, social & economic possibilities and constraints

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to work independently and in multi-disciplinary teams

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and ESRI ArcGIS is desired

  • Willingness to accommodate moderate travel


    • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Engineering or related field

    • 25 year's of experience with expertise in Community and Economic Development Planning.

    • AICP Certification

    • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide array of individuals from various backgrounds, including engineers; planners; GIS professionals; federal, tribal, and state government officials; and the public.


    Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

    EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.