The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Thursday, October 2, 2014 |

Job Recruitment #14-04

OPENING DATE: October 2014
SALARY RANGE: Mid $40,000s to Low $50,000s (position level & salary commensurate with education & experience)
LOCATION: Transportation and Corridor Studies, Systems Planning Unit, Transportation Planning Division
CLOSING DATE: When position is filled

Job Description

This is a transportation planning position focused in transportation engineering, and multi-modal planning for the Office of Transportation and Corridor Studies. The employee will be an integral player in actively conducting innovative corridor and area studies in the 9-county greater Philadelphia region. The position involves interacting with public and private sector agencies, decision-makers, and the general public as well as working cooperatively with other professionals on project teams. This position requires both excellent technical abilities and an understanding of the planning process to advance creative concepts and ideas.


  • Develop, implement and coordinate highway and public transportation projects, including specification of the problem, data collection and analysis, interpretation and reporting of results, and the development of recommendations and cost estimates for project implementation.
  • Conduct technical studies which evaluate the effectiveness of a transportation system (on a systems level) and then analyze alternative improvement strategies to determine how well they meet desired measures of effectiveness.
  • Use planning and engineering computer software such as geographic information system software, Highway Capacity Software, travel simulation software, and other techniques to evaluate corridor and area-specific traffic problems and develop solutions.
  • Prepare input data for simulation models. Tabulate travel simulation model outputs using GIS tools and tabular forms. Compare model results with current and historical data.
  • Prepare reports summarizing findings and recommendations of various studies, including text, tables, maps, charts, photos and other appropriate graphics, and presents results to technical committees and the public.
  • Make oral presentations to member governments and technical committees.
  • Provide technical assistance to member governments, consultants, and the public.
  • Conduct field views of project locations to compile an inventory of existing physical and operating conditions.
  • Organize and manage technical committee meetings.
  • Perform related work, as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of transportation engineering and transportation planning, and ability to relate this knowledge to the development and analysis of a regional transportation system and its components.
  • Experience with VISSIM or other traffic simulation software, such as Synchro considered a plus.
  • Experience with geographic information systems (GIS), graphics programs, database design, word processing, spreadsheet software, and their applications.
  • Experience in conducting field surveys, data analysis, and system evaluation.
  • Knowledge of the socioeconomic factors involved in transportation planning.
  • Ability to organize, plan, and direct research projects.
  • Strong oral, writing, graphic, organization, and presentation skills to ensure efficient project delivery.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planning officials, and the general public.

Minimum Experience and Training

Three years of professional experience in transportation planning or engineering; and such training as may have been gained through graduation from a four year college/university, with major course work in Transportation Planning, Transportation or Civil Engineering, or a related discipline. A Master's degree or internship/ co-op experience can be substituted for one year of experience.

To Apply

Forward a cover letter and resume to:

DVRPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Full consideration will be given to all eligible, qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliation, disability or marital status. Minority, female, and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply.
Employment is contingent upon ability to comply with Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations which states when offered employment "identity and right to work in the United States" must be produced.

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