This is a technical / professional position providing direct assistance to local government and non-profit agencies in implementing various non-traditional, federally funded transportation projects in the Delaware Valley region.
The incumbent will coordinate and facilitate the implementation process (beginning at project concept through construction) of numerous projects that are sponsored by a local government, other public agency, or by a private non-profit organization, in addition to program management work. The types of projects include: bicycle facility construction (both on and off roadway); reconstruction/restoration of historic transportation buildings; provision of pedestrian facilities and streetscape improvements; and other such projects eligible under federal funding programs. The federal funding sources are generally Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-aside), Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ) and Surface Transportation Program (STP/STU).
PennDOT has asked DVRPC to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of these non-traditional projects. DVRPC also provides project management support for the four Counties in New Jersey. In either case, the project sponsor is responsible for hiring and managing professional engineers/architects to develop the plans, specifications, and estimates for the project and for submitting these through PennDOT/NJDOT for approval.
The incumbent will coordinate and facilitate this work with the project sponsor in the same manner as PennDOT’s/NJDOT’s managers for the pre-construction phases of the project. PennDOT/NJDOT will let the construction contracts and the sponsor will provide for construction inspection. The work of the incumbent will be performed in accordance with overall DVRPC policies, federal and state requirements, and professional standards. Work will be reviewed by the Manager, Office of Project Implementation through regular project status conferences.
Coordinates meetings and field views with project sponsor, PennDOT/NJDOT and affected municipalities and counties.
Assists the project sponsor in the process of getting a consultant under contract, including providing guidance on the preparation of the request for qualifications (RFQ), how to advertise and solicit responses, and the requirements of the state/federal consultant selection process.
Assists the project sponsor in the reviews of consultants’ responses to the RFP, including the scope and cost proposals, project schedule, and list of deliverables.
Oversees the project’s environmental review process and the development of environmental documents.
Pursues, with the project sponsor and the consultant, the timely delivery of final plans, specifications and estimates to PennDOT/NJDOT.
Writes letters, meeting minutes and gives status reports to technical committees.
Performs related work as required.
Considerable knowledge of basic engineering principles.
Considerable knowledge of how transportation projects are implemented preferred.
Considerable experience related to project development and management preferred.
Considerable knowledge of the applicable state and federal standards preferred.
Knowledge of MS Office Suite.
Strong oral, writing, organization, and presentation skills to ensure efficient project delivery.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private agency officials, consultants, the general public, and other DVRPC staff.
Ability to travel and attend meetings at various locations throughout the DVRPC region approximately 25% of the time.
Experience & Training
To classify as a level TE II, a minimum of three years of professional experience in Civil or Transportation Engineering or Project Management including demonstrated skills in design, construction management/inspection, or a related field, and a Bachelor's degree with major course work in Civil Engineering or a related field. A Master's degree in Civil Engineering or related field may be substituted for one year of experience
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.