Do you want to work at the intersection of transportation and environmental planning?

With the passage of California Senate Bills 375 and 743, communities across California are fundamentally changing the way they think about the interaction of land use and transportation, as well as the associated effect on greenhouse gas (GHG) efficiency. We are looking for candidates who are good writers, technically minded, and passionate about affecting change through the implementation of travel- and GHG-efficient policies and programs.

We seek candidates who have an interest or knowledge in transportation planning, policy, and analysis; land use planning; GHG efficiency; climate resiliency; air quality; noise; and environmental equity and justice.

If this could be a fit for you, please read on:

This is an entry-level or early-career position. A paid internship is also an option.

A strong candidate has a bachelor’s or master’s degree in transportation planning, land use planning, environmental policy, or another transportation- or planning-related field. Professional qualifications include strong writing and analytical skills, quantitative proficiency (Excel), and effective communication skills.

We offer on-the-job training in writing analyses that meet the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Ascent offers a supportive, fun, and intellectually challenging work environment and excellent benefits. We invest in our employees’ careers and welfare and strive to provide high-quality outcomes for our clients. We offer flexible hours, the opportunity to work on important and challenging projects, company support for participation in service events in our local communities, and regular performance recognition.


Still Interested?

Please e-mail a letter of interest and your resume to:


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