San Diego – California
Recognizing new freeways or fixed-rail transit services are only part of a congestion management program, San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan emphasizes Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies. The Plan envisions TDM expanding beyond its historic focus on the reduction of single-occupant vehicle trips in the peak period to a broader focus on the provision of convenient choices and alternatives to driving alone in a variety of modes that can be accessed throughout the day. Through better management of travel demand, we can relieve some of the pressure on the regional transportation system and improve its efficiency by shifting demand to times or modes that have excess capacity.

The plan to manage demand is based on proven strategies. Since 1995, SANDAG has operated a regional transportation demand management program, currently known as iCommute. The program implements a variety of strategies that improve the efficiency of the region’s transportation system by helping to reduce peak-period trips when the highest travel demand occurs. With the adoption of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, there is opportunity to build upon the success of the existing TDM program and transform it into a core organizational function that is integrated throughout SANDAG.

The Regional TDM Planner will play a key role in coordinating programs, planning studies, and pilot projects that focus on reducing the number of single occupant vehicle trips within the region, and will support the expansion of core TDM programs such as the SANDAG Regional Vanpool Program and other commuter and employer services, in addition to the implementation of new and innovative TDM strategies like Mobility Hubs and shared mobility services.

The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in transportation planning, public/ business administration, information systems/technology, or a related field, and one to three years of recent experience supporting planning projects, preferably with a focus on transportation demand management. A Master’s degree is desirable.

SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.

How to Apply

A complete job announcement can be seen under the Job Openings tab on the SANDAG website at We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG employment application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the employment application but are not a substitute for this document.
The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website at Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing

Application Supplement

To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Question below. The information can be up to two pages long and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.

Supplemental Question

  • Describe your experience supporting or developing a planning project or study; specify the roles and responsibilities assigned to you; describe any challenges you faced with the project or study and how you approached solving these challenges.

SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Applications for the Regional TDM Planner position will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2015.