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Senior Transportation Planner

Job ID: 61160
Department: Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals
Location: 4 World Trade Center


This position is located at 4 World Trade Center and requires periodic travel to TB&T facilities.


The Port Authority’s Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals Department (TB&T) department is responsible for managing the two tunnels and four bridges connecting New York and New Jersey, and the Midtown Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Station. TB&T’s Transportation Planning and Revenue Analysis unit is responsible for regular monitoring and analysis of vehicle, bus, passenger, and micromobility activity at these facilities. In addition, we lead various initiatives to improve operations and the customer experience at TB&T sites, such as physical enhancements, long-term strategic plans, and technological innovations.

We are seeking a Senior Transportation Planner, reporting to the Manager, Business and Transportation Analysis, who would be responsible for a flexible range of data collection, transportation analysis, and administrative tasks to support the transportation and business planning and operations analysis functions in the TB&T Department. 

Core responsibilities of this position include:

  • Developing expertise in facility operations and the regional transportation network to provide input on potential improvements or mitigation efforts whenever needed in support of construction projects, special events, emergency operations, long-term planning, or other situations.
  • Maintaining and improving data sources for use by TB&T, Traffic Engineering, and the Planning Department. This includes refining data collection methodologies to improve cost effectiveness and accuracy, comparing new and historical data to identify potential errors and develop trend analysis, and staying current with facility needs and industry technologies to recommend needs and opportunities for new data collection.
  • Contributing to TB&T improvement programs that may include traffic management, bus logistics, land use plans, and tolling assessments.
  • Developing scopes of work and project approaches for consultant task orders and projects performed by internal staff teams, including updates for routine annual data collection, as-needed data collection for targeted analyses, and various transportation studies.
  • Reviewing transportation studies and analyses by outside parties (partner agencies, private developers, etc.), including traffic simulations
  • Coordinating TB&T studies and analyses with Traffic Engineering, the Planning Department, and regional partners, and participating on interdepartmental/interagency teams when necessary.
  • Compiling and summarizing TB&T business performance metrics, analyzing those data, and preparing presentations based on those data.
  • Periodically organizing and leading fieldwork efforts with internal staff teams.
  • Managing consultant teams to complete task orders, ensuring work is completed on time and within budget, fieldwork is carefully coordinated with facility staff, and relationships with our consultants remain positive.
  • Serving as the unit’s quality control check on consultant deliverables as well as drafts produced by internal or interdepartmental teams.



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

  • Expert user skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor's Degree in Transportation Engineering or equivalent and a minimum of four (4) to six (6) years of progressively responsible experience with data collection and transportation analysis.


  • Master’s Degree in Transportation Planning, Transportation Engineering, or equivalent and two (2) to four (4) years of progressively responsible experience with data collection and transportation analysis.



Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated analytical skills used in solving complex transportation problems.
  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for transportation planning and design (HCM, ITE Handbook, AASHTO Green Book, NACTO, etc.).
  • Experience with Big Data management and analysis, including Location-Based Service data and programming languages.
  • Familiarity with database management, including Microsoft Access
  • Familiarity with the range of software commonly used for transportation analysis (HCS, Synchro, VISSIM, Aimsun, Legion, etc.).
  • A strong teamwork orientation, ability to work well with staff across the department and at all levels of the agency to achieve common goals.
  • Project management skills, including developing, implementing, and managing project plans, deliverables, and schedules.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability prioritize multiple assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Port Authority operations and facilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions.

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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