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The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) is seeking a candidate for the position of Transportation Economist/Engineer/Planner.

The HRTPO is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and serves over 1.7 million people in 13 jurisdictions. A position description can be found below. Starting salary range is $42,000 to $49,000 DOQ. Qualified applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Send cover letter and résumé to Kelli Arledge, Human Resources Administrator, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320, or via email to karledge@hrpdcva.gov. Equal Opportunity Employer.

CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled

WORK:   The Transportation Economist/Engineer/Planner will provide economic analyses of candidate transportation investments (highway, bike, pedestrian, transit) considered by the HRTPO Board, to include econometric modeling, economic impact analysis, and cost-benefit analysis. 

QUALIFICATIONS:   This position requires, at minimum, a Master’s Degree in Economics, Civil Engineering, or Planning—with a concentration in transportation.  A Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of progressively responsible experience in transportation economics will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree. 

The successful candidate must exhibit knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of transportation economics.  This position requires:

  • excellent research skills
  • ability to think critically
  • excellent quantitative skills
  • ability to work well with stakeholders, support staff, and professional staff
  • excellent communication skills, including the ability to interpret and communicate technical analyses via written reports and presentations
  • ability to manage time

Desired skills include the ability to analyze other transportation impacts, e.g. safety, congestion.

Visit our website at www.hrtpo.org for more information about our organization.





Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
The HRTPO maintains a drug and alcohol free workplace
Employees who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination