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Manager, Transportation Planning & Analysis

Job ID: 35627
Department: Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Tunnels, Bridges, and Terminals (TB&T) Department is looking for an exceptional analyst to advance programs in the areas of transportation planning, traffic operations, traffic data collection, policy analysis, and stakeholder engagement. In this role, you will not only manage a team but also serve as a key problem-solver tackling challenging problems with clear, structured thinking informed by critical analysis and discussions with transportation stakeholders throughout the agency.

You will also play a significant role in planning and stakeholder engagement, supporting long-term capital planning for projects such as the Port Authority Bus Terminal Replacement Program by:

  • Analyzing construction impacts, traffic delay and facility/corridor customer service impacts, and reviewing traffic mitigation plans for Port Authority projects;
  • Leading a comprehensive program of market research and traffic data collection to support project planning, safety, operations, and customer service;
  • Serve as a subject matter expert by providing technical, transportation, and physical planning expertise to internal stakeholders such as Traffic Engineering, Finance, Planning, in addition to external government agencies and consultants.

Under the direction of the Transportation and Revenue Program Manager, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Planning, analyzing and developing facility operating and physical improvements to enhance safety, traffic flow, travel time and reliability, operational efficiency, and customer service;
  • Overseeing the development, maintenance and use of various traffic models;
  • Managing a staff of up to three professionals as well as contract and temporary staff;
  • Developing scopes of work and overseeing consultant teams in the provision of professional/technical/advisory services to conduct transportation studies, motorist/passenger surveys, traffic and market data collection, transportation modeling and demand forecasting;
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with other Port Authority departments, outside agencies, and key stakeholders to address an array of regional transportation and host community issues.

This position is located at 4 World Trade Center in New York City, NY with occasional travel to the departments’ tunnel, bridge, and terminal facilities. 



Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation, Planning, Traffic Engineering, Operations Research, Business / Public Administration, Mathematics or related disciplines from an accredited college or university;
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in project management, with a clear track record showing an ability to plan, coordinate, and successfully execute multiple complex projects concurrently among scope, schedule and financial constraints;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • A relevant master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least five years of relevant experience in multi-disciplined transportation management and analysis.
  • The capacity to learn quickly, to become immersed in new problems and get up to speed and take initiative; and, a demonstrated ability to take independent actions and to be innovative and decisive.
  • Keen problem-solving abilities and comfort gathering, analyzing, and drawing actionable conclusions and recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistics, transportation planning and operations, and traffic engineering standards, and computer simulation.
  • A clear aptitude for process and identifying process improvements, including the ability to organize roles and responsibilities and execute cross-departmental tasks.
  • Prior experience managing consultants, staff, and interfacing with external parties and agencies on technical and operational matters.
  • Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution and teambuilding, with an ability to work effectively with diverse groups and all levels of staff within the Port Authority and outside entities.
  • A curiosity and interest in a broad range of transportation and planning initiatives; and, a commitment to getting things done and taking on whichever tasks are needed to ensure success.
  • General understanding of facility operations; preferably at TB&T bridges, tunnels and terminals or similar facilities, including toll collection and traffic operations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated success in influencing outcomes and presenting decision-oriented material to executive staff.
  • Possess a high level of proficiency in utilizing PC software applications including Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access) and transportation analysis applications.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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