Under the direction of the Director of Freight Planning, the Principal Planner: Freight Planning will be responsible for performing a full range of technical planning, research, analysis, contributions to written materials, and outreach activities in the specialized field of freight and goods movement planning. The job requires knowledge of goods movement, freight and supply chains, the application of tools of analysis, the ability to research freight and related topics and produce reports, as well as the ability to effectively engage and interact with industry stakeholders as well as other public and private agencies and interests.
Under the direction of the Director of Freight Planning, the Principal Planner will:
- Conduct field analyses, studies, research freight-related topics, and other planning projects, as well as assist in establishing and maintaining an inventory of freight data.
- Work on tasks of Freight Planning division in support of the Director's supervision of staff including consultant efforts, outreach meetings with stakeholders, and preparations of Freight Initiative Committee meetings.
- Assist, as needed, in ongoing work on freight databases, commodity profiles, freight-related emerging technologies, and freight-related analytical tools.
- Analyze data utilizing appropriate methodologies to establish trends, identify challenges and opportunities, make recommendations and prepare related documentation and final reports.
- Coordinate outreach to member agencies, private freight companies, shippers and carriers, operating agencies, industry representatives, business and civic leaders, elected officials and the general public. Particularly, focus on enhancing joint public and private sector outreach events.
- Increase agency profile among partner agencies as subject matter experts and as a technical resource for topics related to multi-modal goods movement, freight, logistics and supply chains.
- Represent the agency on regional and national committees and organizations such as the Transportation Research Board and Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
- Research and prepare policy papers and other briefing documents on goods movement, freight, logistics, and supply chain issues and considerations in the NJTPA region such as, but not limited to: truck rest stops, rail grade crossings, resiliency initiatives, various facility proposals and participating in the other agency goods movement projects.
Masters degree in transportation planning, supply chain, regional economics, public policy, or engineering, with a minimum of two years of applied experience in freight or logistics planning, or the movements of goods in a regional or metropolitan setting or a related field.