What comes to mind when you think of the Port of Portland? Our award-winning airport, Portland International Airport, aka PDX? The Port is extremely proud that PDX has been named America's Best Airport for the past seven (7!) years in a row but do you know that the Port does even more when it comes the movement of people and products throughout the entire region?
The region's economy depends on efficient movement to and through the marine, rail and aviation gateways. The Port of Portland's mission is to provide competitive cargo and passenger access to regional, national and international markets while enhancing the region's quality of life. Port facilities support an array of transportation modes and present a wide range of unique project needs: marine and aviation terminal, road, rail, waterway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Access to Port of Portland properties and marine and aviation facilities is a competitive advantage for the region's businesses and residents.
Do you have experience in managing surface transportation planning programs, projects and issues? Are you experienced with identifying and securing grant funding through collaborative and creative efforts with other local agencies? Are you a perceptive, strategic transportation planner with a desire to develop and influence local and regional transportation policy? If so, the Port's Senior Transportation Planner may be the job for you!
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead preparation of traffic impact analysis, intersection analysis, and other transportation operational analyses supporting tenant and Port development and operational objectives.
Serve as a subject area expert on a wide range of transportation policy issues related to passenger, work force and freight access to Port facilities, as well as other Port strategic goals.
Function as the subject area expert for transportation-related grants and other external funding awards. Responsibilities include:
serving as member for the Grant Management Team (GMT);
leading or providing technical assistance in the preparation of competitive grant applications; and
leading annual preparation and adoption of the Port Transportation Improvement Plan (PTIP).
Function as a development manager for surface transportation projects that serve Port facilities.
Serve as the Port's point of contact for freight rail operational issues for railroads serving Port facilities (Union Pacific, BNSF and short line railroads); and government agencies, (ODOT Rail and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Manage the Transportation Planning, Rail Planning and Traffic Counting on-call contracts.
Bachelor's degree with a concentration in transportation planning, urban planning or a similar discipline is desired OR any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties (required).
5 years of progressively responsible work experience.
Valid Oregon or Washington driver's license.
Ability to obtain security clearance (Marine Security Badge and TWIC) to gain unsupervised access to the Port's marine terminals is required.
Advanced degree in transportation planning, traffic engineering or similar discipline and certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desirable.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent writing and speaking skills to clearly and concisely express complex transportation planning concepts and projects to the general public.
Ability to manage complex projects and processes, including process mapping, budgeting, scheduling, and scoping.
Demonstrate the Port's commitment to valuing differences among individuals and a passion for being inclusive.
Interact professionally with customers and their consultants.
Work effectively in collaboration with peers and team members and can also work with a substantial amount of autonomy.
Ability to apply a broad range of knowledge to the completion of complex and challenging assignments.
Working knowledge of traffic engineering practice across transportation modes.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access).
Advanced knowledge of transportation systems analysis including local, state and federal transportation policies, programs and projects.
Diversity and Inclusion: At the Port, we don't just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of inclusiveness and fun. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement: The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and to comply with state, federal and local laws. We affirm through this policy statement our continuing commitment to the principles of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.
Veterans Preference: Under Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans preference when applying for Port of Portland positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans preference for this job, please provide the qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.
Background Checks and Drug Testing: The Port of Portland will conduct background checks and/or drug tests for positions where such tests are required by regulation and for other highly sensitive positions.
ADA Accommodation: Accommodations will be considered for applicants or candidates with a qualifying disability that prevents them from participating in this process. Accommodations will be made where the Port can reasonably do so without imposing an undue hardship on the business or compromising the integrity of the recruitment process. An applicant with any disability who believes that he or she needs an accommodation should contact Human Resources at 503.415.6690
We connect people and passengers with the world, drive economic growth, and improve our region's quality of life.Founded in 1891, the Port of Portland is a port district overseeing three airports, four marine terminals and five business parks helping drive economic prosperity and a better quality of life for the region.