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Reshape What's Possible for Boston's Streets

We're hiring more planners and engineers across the Public Works and Transportation Departments.

Mayor Michelle Wu has an ambitious transportation agenda for Boston: become a Green New Deal City and build streets that work for everyone. We are:

  • Rebuilding major corridors with multimodal designs that prioritize transit, walking, and biking
  • Making our streets safer through traffic calming and a Complete Streets approach
  • Advancing fare free bus transit with unique fare-free pilot programs on major bus lines to increase transportation justice
  • Prioritizing public transit with dedicated bus lanes and signal priority
  • Building a low-stress, connected bike network with protected bicycle facilities to make Boston one of the best bike cities in America
  • Expanding our publicly-owned Bluebikes bike share system
  • Integrating Green infrastructure on our streets to mitigate climate impacts and heat stress

To do this, we need a team of planners, engineers, and senior leaders whose vision matches the bold change were working to carry out. We are substantially expanding our team by hiring across every part of the Street Cabinet (Public Works and Transportation). See some of our available positions below!

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Available Positions

Available Positions

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Streets for Transportation who serves as the Boston Transportation Department Commissioner the Director of Operations is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Boston Transportation Department's (BTD) field, operating and enforcement divisions which include Parking and Enforcement, Tow & Hold, Fleet, Traffic Signs and Signals and Parking Meters.

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The Bridge Construction Engineer will help reshape our city by being part of the team to oversee the construction of bridges, stairways, footpaths and other assets that are within the Structures portfolio of the Public Works Department.

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The Sr. Civil Engineer will perform engineering duties to support the Public Works Department’s mission of maintaining, enhancing, and evolving the public rights of way in the City of Boston. Join us to help make our streets work for everyone.


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Help plan for the future of how Bostonians get around and address fossil fuel emissions. The New Mobility Planner will develop and manage innovative programs and create public/private partnerships to ensure we are using every tool possible to increase multi-modal transportation, safety and effective use of our streets.

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Transportation planners for the Infrastructure & Design team are responsible for managing consultants and leading community engagement for street design projects that improve safety for walking and biking in the City.  The planner will manage projects that:

  • Add safe, protected bike facilities to ensure travel by bike is a safe and convenient option for people of all ages and abilities
  • Install traffic calming interventions to slow driving speeds and improve pedestrian safety.

Take a look at our programs: 

Applicants with a passion for connecting equity with creating safe, accessible streets for all communities are encouraged to apply.  

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Interested candidates should apply to all positions:

The Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Programs Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of EV charging station deployment; providing technical support and education on ZEV programs and policies; supporting the New Mobility Team in increasing the use of EV car share, e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, and other e-micromobility, and envisioning and planning for the growth of Boston’s ZEV programs. The selected candidate will be expected to work with communities throughout Boston’s neighborhoods to further our climate justice and public health goals.

The position requires basic knowledge of and experience with EV charging services and infrastructure as well as a passion for developing partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders including local utilities, consultants, general contractors, local businesses, providers of EV charging services, and other city departments; and ensuring equitable access to EV charging infrastructure.

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Common Questions

Where can I apply for the jobs?

If the job is already posted, please apply via our Career Center

If I don't know if I am the right fit should I apply?

Yes! We are open to nontraditional candidates and would love to see your application.

What's it like working for the City of Boston?

No two days are the same - and that’s what we love about it! You join a team of passionate, dedicated professionals who care deeply about what we do and the change we can make. And, you get to be a key part of Mayor Wu’s administration, helping carry out the policies of one of the leading Green New Deal Mayors in the country. Fill out an interest form today!

What is the timeline for filling these jobs?

We will start interviewing selected candidates a few weeks after receiving applications. 

Can I apply to more than one position?

Yes! Feel free to apply to all the positions that interest you and you meet the minimum qualifications.

Do I have to live in Boston?

Yes, all the jobs will require residency in the City of Boston by the time you start the job.  You can read more about our residency requirement.

What are the salary and benefits for the jobs?

The salary depends on the job. All of the full-time jobs come with benefits and selected applicants may be eligible to join a union. You can see the salary range and union affiliation when the positions are posted to the Career Center.

Are these on-going, full-time positions?

Unless noted, these are on-going, full-time positions with benefits. There is a six-month probationary period for all new hires at the City of Boston.

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