Job Alert: Transportation Planner / Systems Analyst – TranSystems @ Boston, MA

July 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm

TranSystems, a national transportation engineering, design and planning firm, seeks a candidate to provide detailed technical support for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and transportation planning projects.

TranSystems is seeking a Transportation Planner/Systems Analyst candidate to provide detailed technical support for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and transportation planning projects. The successful applicant must share a mixed passion for transportation systems and the application of technology in transportation.  Candidates should have a basic understanding of public transportation technology concepts such as location tracking, mapping and geographic information systems (GIS), vehicle dispatching, vehicle/driver scheduling, wireless communications, and enterprise software.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Transportation or Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning, or a related major and 1 year of experience in related transportation technology, planning, and/or data visualization OR Master’s degree in Transportation or Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning or related major with no relevant experience
  • Basic computer programming skills, particularly related to large dataset analysis and visualization.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Project and Publisher)
  • Proficient data analysis and interpretation skills coupled with a familiarity with statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, R and ArcGIS.
  • Willingness to travel 10 to 20% of the time.  The position covers projects throughout the U.S.
  • Experience with demonstrable complex problem-solving is required.
  • Capability to manage projects/tasks as directed.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team or perform independent work
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • No visa sponsorship assistance
  • No relocation assistance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience related to transportation technology, planning, and/or data visualization
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)
  • Marketing and proposal development experience is a plus
  • Fluency with one or more of the following will be considered advantageous: MATLAB, Ruby, PHP, Python/NumPy, HTML, Java, SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience in the public transportation industry

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Be capable of performing office and field technical work associated with various aspects of ITS and planning, including strategic planning, procurement and deployment of transportation technologies; development of technical designs; transportation technology research; evaluation of deployed technologies at agencies; and analysis and visualization of transportation data to develop decision support tools for public transportation agencies.
  • Have the ability to take direction from senior staff, and to lead and deliver assigned tasks independently.
  • Be able to work directly with external parties (e.g., clients, transit industry vendors) with minimal guidance from senior staff to complete assigned tasks, as necessary.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Proficient technical writing including preparing memos, reports and presentation materials, is required.
  • Be capable of analyzing/solving complex transportation planning or engineering problems.
  • Use software effectively and make timely and informed recommendations.

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