Title: Principal Planner - Project LeadDepartment: NJTPAReports To: Manager, Project DevelopmentPosition Type: Grant Funded
The Principal Planner: Project Lead will serve as a liaison to the subregional project managers/ subregional engineers as they develop proposals, concepts and costs in the support of the NJTPA local programs, including but not limited to: Local Capital Project Delivery Program (LCPD); Local Safety/ High Risk Rural Roads Programs; Regional Transportation Alternatives Program; as well as any other programmatic initiative that arises out of federal requirements. Additionally, the Principal Planner: Project Lead will provide technical assistance in the review of all subregional engineering and environmental documents to ensure consistency with federal, state and NJTPA policies and procedures. This position will also serve as a resource for Central Staff, Executive Management and the Board as well as Subregional staff for capital programming and project development and monitoring processes.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Accomplishment Aptitude: Establishes and follows through on a systematic course of action for self or others to assure accomplishment of a specific objective. Determines priorities and allocates time and resources effectively producing desired results at the level expected for the position.
Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Demonstrates a mature logic, analytic aptitude and creativity in the approach to issues demanding resolution, by drawing on own expertise and experience base while utilizing other references and resources as necessary.
Creativity/Innovation: Generates novel and valuable ideas and uses these ideas to develop new or improved processes, methods, systems, or services. Customer Focus: Focuses one’s efforts on identifying and meeting internal and external customer’s needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer, within the parameters of the position and the available resources, cognizant of departmental and /or university policy and authorized practices.
Initiative: Evaluates, selects and acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives within parameters of position before being asked or required to do so; selfdirected rather than passively complying with instructions or assignments.
Teamwork/Team Orientation: Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively toward solutions which generally benefit all involved parties;works cooperatively with others to accomplish departmental and university objectives.
Communication: Demonstrates the ability to clearly express ideas, thoughts, and concepts verbally and/or in writing, as appropriate to the position and task at hand. Persuasiveness: Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to gain agreement or acceptance of an idea, plan, activity or product.
At the university’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experiencespecifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Bargaining Unit: PSARange/Band: 25FLSA: Exempt Full-Time5/17/2018