DVRPC – Transportation Planner / Engineer

Website DVRPC

OPENING DATE: January 2020
SALARY RANGE: Mid $50,000s to $70,000s (position level & salary commensurate with education & experience)
LOCATION: Office of Corridor Planning, Multimodal Planning
CLOSING DATE: When position is filled

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is the Philadelphia region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. We believe DVRPC is a place to work, learn, and create a career in a professional and stimulating environment that values diversity, innovation, and bringing your best self to work.

Job Description

  • The Office of Corridor Planning at DVRPC seeks a thoughtful and organized planner or engineer to participate in and lead regionally significant multimodal planning projects. Corridor Planning focuses on developing solutions that will increase accessibility and mobility, improve safety, and enhance the quality of life along transportation corridors and other study areas in the region. Corridor studies provide direction for transportation decisions based on analysis of transportation performance measures, cost evaluations, and public participation.
  • The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about all manner of transportation analysis, interested in or experienced with a wide range of traffic, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects, and able to both conduct deep analysis, and clearly tell the story of their findings orally and in writing, graphics, and maps. In addition, candidates should demonstrate the ability to think analytically, visually, and spatially and to bring together complex tasks into a cohesive project deliverable.
  • This position requires project-level collaboration with a diverse group of planning and technical staff, as well as extensive coordination among government and transportation agencies. Work is performed in accordance with general agency policies and professional standards with results subject to review by the Manager, Corridor Planning Programs.


  • Assist with and lead a variety of multimodal and travel demand studies, including specification of the problem, data to be collected and analyzed, application of computer models, planning for the interpretation and reporting of results, the development of conclusions and recommendations for project implementation, and oversight of technical tasks conducted by other team members, as appropriate.
  • Use and adapt planning and engineering traffic modeling software to evaluate corridor and area-specific transportation problems and to develop solutions.
  • Develop effective communication strategies (written, graphical, and presentation) to explain project concepts and engage with colleagues, policymaking officials, members of the public, and technical advisory groups.
  • Coordinate and build relationships with the region’s transportation stakeholders, to advance projects and to develop opportunities for future work.
  • Provide technical assistance to member governments, consultants, and the public.
  • Perform related work as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of multimodal transportation planning and engineering principles and techniques, including experience working with data collection and analysis and finding compelling ways to display information.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and direct complex research projects.
  • Experience with graphics programs, word processing, spreadsheet software, and geographic information systems (GIS) and their applications.
  • Experience with traffic operations and/or traffic modeling software, such as VISSIM, Synchro, or VISUM is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to create maps, graphics, and document layout using the Adobe Suite and/or CADD is a plus.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planning officials, and the general public.
  • Willingness to conduct field work throughout the DVRPC region.

Experience & Training

To classify as a Level RA II or TE II, a minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional experience in transportation planning or engineering is required. To classify as a Level RA III or TE III, a minimum of five years is required. Such experience may have been gained from a combination of experience and training. Training may have been gained through graduation from a four-year degree program from an accredited college or university with major course work in Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, or a related discipline. A Master’s degree or a full year of intern or co-operative education experience can be substituted for one year of experience.

To Apply

Please forward cover letter and resume to: resumes@dvrpc.org.

To apply for this job email your details to resumes@dvrpc.org

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