This is an urban planning position with a focus on public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian research and analysis. DVRPC’s Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning (OTBP) conducts planning studies on topics that often require an integrated approach, including transportation, land use, design, and analysis. Focus is also on integrating these modes with one another, along with their community and development context.
Typical project elements include finding patterns in transportation and demographic data, collaborating with regional stakeholders, and preparing reports that summarize study findings in a clear and concise manner using creative design, mapping, and illustration work. This work benefits from the ability to think analytically, visually, and spatially. It requires a strong interest in multimodal transportation and creating goals and a vision for what that means for each project and program. It also requires competence with statistical analysis, mapping, and design software or the interest to learn.
Prepare reports summarizing findings and recommendations, including text, tabulations, maps, charts, and other appropriate graphics.
Present findings and conclusions to a steering committee, technical advisory committee, and the general public, as appropriate.
Assist in the analysis and evaluation of proposals, including station area and access studies, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and networks, and proposals for new or improved public transit services.
Represent DVRPC and OTBP at internal and external meetings including presentation of technical analyses and reports.
Provide technical assistance to member governments, consultants, and the public.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of transportation and regional planning, and understanding of MPO roles and processes.
Knowledge of, and proven interest in transit, bicycle, and pedestrian issues and planning methods.
Knowledge of research methods and planning techniques, including experience working with data collection and analysis, experience in urban design or transportation facility design, and effectively displaying and conveying information.
Ability to present recommendations effectively in oral, written, and graphic form, including the demonstrated ability to write well and with high attention to detail.
Competency with various software including the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign), ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
Ability to work with and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of stakeholders.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planning officials, and the general public.
Ability to work collaboratively and complete assignments independently.
Ability to problem solve independently and with a team.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
An understanding of transportation and equity, and a commitment to incorporating equity, inclusion, and diversity principles into the work.
Experience with, or interest in, innovative approaches to transportation data analysis and visualization, and explaining methods and results in approachable and usable ways.
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.