Manage project development activities. Work with DOTs, counties, municipalities, transit operators, and other DVRPC staff to discuss project proposals in early stages; evaluate and prioritize proposals, including consideration of performance-based planning; identify most appropriate scope, costs, and schedules of projects; and help identify appropriate funding sources.
Coordinate with partners for project development and implementation activities, such as I-95 Planning Assistance, PennDOT Connects, and NJ Local Concept Development.
Provide staff support to competitively funded programs (such as: CMAQ, TAP, Bridge, HSIP, IMP) and local project development processes. Tasks may include preparing application and guidance materials, reviewing applications, assisting with analysis as needed, preparing summaries, and assisting in deliberations and formulation of recommendations to the Board for projects to be funded under these programs.
Lead coordination for performance-based planning and programming responsibilities, including asset management, transportation performance measures target-setting and tracking, development and application of project evaluation criteria, and Environmental Justice and equity analysis of the Draft TIP.
Research new funding opportunities and programs as requested, including new federal competitive programs through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)/Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
Assist in the development and maintenance of the PA and NJ TIPs. Tasks may include assisting in the TIP amendment and modification process, such as maintaining the TIP databases by updating current database records, and website publishing. Tasks may also include research and follow-up of requested actions to determine funding eligibility, project details, and subsequently preparing and presenting materials explaining TIP requests to the Regional Technical Committee (RTC), and DVRPC’s Board.
Assist in conducting public outreach efforts to gather input on capital projects, including but not limited to: the TIP development process and comments on Draft TIPs, development and maintenance of public information database/inventory for transportation projects, as well as public outreach for existing and proposed TIP projects as requested.
Participate in public education efforts concerning the TIP as needed, including presentations to various groups, and providing technical assistance to member governments, the public, and other MPOs.
Prepare special request data reports from Access database on an as needed basis.
Use a variety of special software applications (some web based) for project decision making, project research, and processing requests.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of transportation planning, and ability to relate this knowledge to the development of a regional transportation system.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team of diverse staff in office and remote environments.
Strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and adhere to strict and frequent deadlines with attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to organize, synthesize, and communicate information in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planning and elected officials, and the general public.
Proficiency with MS (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and G-Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides) Experience using applications with an emphasis on data analysis, reports, and presentations. Thorough experience and knowledge of relational databases, database software (including MS Access), and spreadsheet software (MS Excel), and the ability to conduct analyses and produce reports using such data management tools. MS Access capabilities to design queries and reports, and to create and manipulate tables is required.
Familiarity or knowledge of DOT and transit agency project programming, development, and/or delivery processes is a plus.
A minimum of five years of professional experience in transportation or regional planning.
About Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is dedicated to uniting the region's elected officials, planning professionals and the public with a common vision of making a great region even greater. Shaping the way we live, work and play, DVRPC builds consensus on improving transportation, promoting smart growth, protecting the environment and enhancing the economy.
We serve a diverse region of nine counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer in New Jersey. DVRPC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Philadelphia Region - leading the way to a better future.