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. If your background and experience match the following vacancy in our Office of Travel Trends and Forecasts, we would like to hear from you.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) seeks a qualified candidate to join the Office of Travel Trends and Forecasts (OTTF). The OTTF develops and maintains DVRPC’s regional travel simulation models, including a best-in-class trip-based model and a newly developed activity-based model, and applies the models to support a wide range of studies, from traditional highway and transit alternatives analysis to emerging economic impact and resilience analysis. The Office is also actively engaged in integrating open-source and big data for model development and analysis.
The employee will assist the development, maintenance, and enhancement of DVRPC’s regional travel models, and support model applications for various projects undertaken by the agency. Assignments may include programming to support model development and data analysis, conducting and analyzing travel surveys; preparing travel model inputs such as land use, transportation network characteristics, and demographic and employment data; estimating future transportation system demand for long range plans and the design of individual highway and transit facilities; and calculating operational statistics such as travel time, delay, and level-of-service.
The employee will be enthusiastic about all manner of transportation analysis, adaptable enough to support a wide range of project types, and able to both conduct complex technical analysis and clearly tell the story of their findings in writing, graphics, and maps. This position involves working with public and private sector agencies, decision-makers, and the general public. Work is performed in accordance with well-defined objectives and professional standards under the close technical direction of senior engineers and planners. Qualified candidates should possess solid analytical skills, be detailed-oriented and self-motivated, and have the ability to multi-task.
Experience & Training
To classify as a Level TE II/Transportation Engineer, a minimum of three years professional experience in civil engineering, transportation planning, or a related discipline; and a Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university. Such experience may have been gained from a combination of experience and training. A Master’s degree or a full year of intern or co-operative education experience can be substituted for one year of experience.