Transportation Planning Intern

Organization: Hudson County - Office of Engineering
Website: https://www.hcnj.us/roads-and-public-property/engineering/

Posted: January 11, 2022 | Closing: March 1, 2022


Job Description

 Transportation Planning Intern

Winter/Spring 2022 Part-Time Intern – with the possibility of an extension.

 

Job Summary

Hudson County’s Office of Engineering is seeking a motivated transportation planning intern to work closely with the County’s Supervising Transportation Planner. The intern will assist the Supervising Transportation Planner with various county-wide transportation planning initiatives. The intern will be able to learn and apply research, technical skills and knowledge to benefit various county-wide and regional multimodal and micromobile transportation projects, including complete streets projects along County roadways and the County’s park system.

About Hudson County – Engineering

The Division of Engineering is a Division of the Department of Roads and Public Property. The County Engineer is responsible for this Division and prepares all bid specifications for construction projects, provides construction management oversight on all capital projects, evaluates and monitors the conditions of County roads and bridges, conducts technical analyses, and recommends engineering solutions to complex problems. The Division prepares and manages capital budgets on all projects and manages applications and compliance with State and Federal grants. The Division also provides technical direction and support for all County transportation and facility projects, traffic signal installations, technical support services to the County Planning Board, and is responsible for administrative oversight of all federally funded wastewater projects. The Division is responsible for providing technical reviews and services affecting 61 miles of roadways, 330 signalized intersections, 736 acres in 9 County Parks, 30 bridges and viaducts, 3 Hudson/Essex joint bridges, 4 pedestrian bridges, the Correctional Center, USS Juneau Memorial Center, Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital, Public Safety Training Center, the Administration and Courthouse complex, Hudson County Plaza, Bergen Square Center and various other structures.

 

 

Qualifications and Skills

The preferred candidate is expected to have excellent research, writing and organization skills. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Experience with Adobe Creative Suites: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is preferred but not required.

  • A 1st or 2nd year graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in urban planning with a specialization or concentration in transportation planning;
  • The intern is expected to have a general understanding of Hudson County and the regional road and public transportation network.
  • A general understanding of transportation planning concepts such as complete streets, transit oriented development (TOD), and FHWA Safety Countermeasures.
  • An interest in the federal and state transportation projects’ funding cycles and processes.
  • An interest in federal and MPO funding appropriation to local transportation projects.
  • An interest in multimodal transportation planning including micromobility, greenways and freight planning.
  • An interest in transportation focused webinars, seminars and working groups.
  • New Jersey residence is required, Hudson County residence is preferred.

 

Tasks

The intern is expected to attend various transportation meetings, including, but not limited to meetings with the NJTPA; NYMTC (regarding projects that may affect Hudson County); PANYNJ; transportation planning and traffic engineering related meetings with other subregional and municipal partners to assist with note taking, and provide technical support for long-range regional plans and projects that affect Hudson County.

 

The prospective candidate may be expected to:

 

  • Have an interest in rideshare and shuttle service programs and have the ability to conduct case study research on these topics.
  • Take written notes of pertinent details related to various projects during team and stakeholder meetings regarding complete streets, public transit, freight and other topic areas) and effectively communicate details and findings in a memorandum format to share with engineering and planning department staff.
  • Assist in analyzing and providing solution oriented and problem solving comments and feedback that may help enrich initiatives and advance transportation related projects.
  • Conduct research on various greenways and trails including Hudson County’s involvement with the Morris Canal Greenway via Mercer Park, the Essex-Hudson Greenway development, and the 9/11 National Memorial Trail. The intern will also be asked to provide case study research on varying greenways, trails and micromobile transportation projects in the state, country and world.
  • Research design and policy updates to FHWA, NACTO, AASHTO, NJDOT, other state transportation agencies, and municipal transportation agency’s complete streets and safety countermeasure guidelines and standards. The intern is expected to continuously research, update and maintain a spreadsheet with various agencies’ design and policy updates that may affect Hudson County transportation projects.
  • Maintain some of the engineering department’s data collection database, including ROW dimensions and classification of modal uses related to County Roads.
  • Assist with the completion of federal and state transportation grant applications, which may include field work assessment which may include observations and counts, photography documentation, written analysis, and graphic communication.
  • Participate in county road’s Road Safety Audits (RSAs) and assist with note taking and memorandum writing.
  • Update and maintain a community group contact list to disseminate important information regarding public meetings and other pertinent public facing information.
  • Maintain a project list consisting of all transportation planning and engineering related projects.
  • Assist with the County’s involvement with a webinar series partnering with Hudson County Economic Development Corporation.
  • Assist the County Engineer, the Assistant County Engineer, the Director of Traffic Engineering and the Principal Engineer with other transportation planning related work.

 

Salary

Part-Time with a maximum of 24 hours per week/ $17 per hour. Schedule is flexible.


How to Apply

How to Apply
Please email your resume and writing sample to Byron Nicholas at bnicholas@hcnj.us
Questions related to this posting may also be directed to the same email address, above. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Due to the amount of applications, correspondence will be sent to prospective candidates to schedule for an interview.



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