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Manager Strategic Analysis & Forecasting

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Job ID: 60975
Department: Planning & Regional Dev
Location: 4 World Trade Center



The Planning and Regional Development Department provides strategic insight to executive management, with an emphasis on issues of regional importance that involve multiple departments and other federal, state or local government agencies.  The Department produces studies, provides technical analysis (traffic modeling, economic impact, economic forecasting, cost benefit, risk assessment), and is the lead on a select few development projects where its expertise can enhance performance.

In particular, the Economics unit develops econometric activity forecasts for all line departments, economic impact assessments of major capital projects, regional cost benefit analyses, and monitors the economic, transportation and socio-economic trends in the Port District.

The department is looking for a Manager Strategic Analysis & Forecasting with significant experience conducting and leading analyses related to activity forecasting, regional economics and economic development, transportation policy, land use analysis, financial analysis, and other related areas.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work directly with the Deputy Director of Planning & Regional Development who oversees economics to identify key economic and demographic trends and indicators that will shape agency operations and business interests;
  • Manage and lead the development of appropriate economic methodologies and tools, as well as conduct research and produce reports on transportation and planning issues affecting revenue-generating activity;
  • Manage and lead staff on an array of quantitative analyses, including: statistical analysis and econometric modeling and forecasting, benefit-cost analysis, regional economic impact analysis, financial analysis, quantitative risk analysis
  • Manage activities of the economics unit and staff development under the direction of the Deputy Director of Planning & Regional Development.


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

  • Bachelor’s in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Business or related field required;
  • 7 years of experience conducting economic analysis and developing models using analytical methods;
  • Experience managing staff;
  • Experience with analytical packages (SAS, Eviews, Stata, SPSS, R etc.).


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master’s degree in the aforementioned fields;
  • 10+ years of experience conducting economic analysis and developing models using analytical methods;
  • Significant experience with analytical programming languages (MatLab, Python, etc.);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


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. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

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 twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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