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, we would like to hear from you.
Freight and aviation movement is a critical planning factor in Greater Philadelphia. The region's economic competitiveness is closely tied to the freight network and, from a transportation perspective, freight shipments continue to grow and change across all modes. The DVRPC Freight and Aviation Programs work to maximize Greater Philadelphia’s position in the global economy while promoting a balance between quality of life, safety, environmental, and economic goals through incorporation of freight and aviation in the transportation planning process. The program achieves this through innovative planning products such as PhillyFreightFinder, a comprehensive online freight data platform, as well as advanced data analysis, community-level technical studies, and a wide range of research efforts. The program also coordinates quarterly freight and aviation advisory committees engaging a wide range of private and public sector stakeholders in the planning process.
This professional position in Freight and Aviation Programs is devoted to performing innovative research and analysis, technical writing, and targeted outreach and communication efforts regarding freight and aviation transportation facilities, operations, and shipments. Responsibilities and tasks will advance planning studies, public education, policies and strategies, and consensus building. The position involves working with both public and private sectors, project teams, and a wide array of local, state, national, and international planning partners. Work is performed in accordance with professional standards and is subject to technical review by the Manager, Freight and Aviation Programs.
Experience & Training
To classify as a Level RA II/Research Analyst II, a minimum of three years professional experience in transportation planning or city/regional planning. 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.