Job Alert: Operations Research Analyst – WMATA,

October 29, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Uniquely placed as members of the Chief Operating Officer’s extended staff, join a team at the center of WMATA’s ongoing initiatives to improve efficiency, safety and customer service. You will be gathering and analyzing a broad range of data, designing solutions to critical problems, and communicating with people at all levels of the organization. A fantastic opportunity to serve the people of the greater Washington area, and to be a part of a new, innovative team working to solve some of the most complex and challenging problems in the transit industry.

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Job ID: 170652
Open until 11/17/2017

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education 
•    Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Business Administration or related field

Experience 
•    1-3 years of work experience (including internships) performing Data Science, Statistical or Industrial Engineering related work activities

Certification/Licensure 
•    N/A

Preferred
•    Master’s Degree
•    Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Click here to learn more and to apply

Job Alert: Policy and Innovation Program Manager @ Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

October 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm

NOTE: The work location for this position can be at any MoDOT office (Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson City, Springfield, Hannibal, St. Joseph, or Sikeston).

POSITION OVERVIEW

The policy and innovation program manager manages projects and research focusing on innovation in technology,funding, and policy development.

•  Develops and maintains a statewide program of innovations in program delivery, including coordinating with staff to identify, develop, and facilitate innovative options.

• Assists the division director in promoting the division’s programs, and driving and communicating results; represents the department in state and local technical meetings and research panels on policy and innovation programs.

• Works with statewide teams to develop statewide and local-level policy and innovation projects; identifies empirical trends and policy implications of innovative projects and programs and incorporates into project plans, working papers, and published materials.

• Writes, summarizes, and edits research findings and analyses into narrative and/or graphic form to be incorporated into discussion papers, surveys, and other publications and social media; reviews and edits work from team members and external contributors.

• Assists in writing proposals for future projects and grant applications submitted to federal agencies; develops Requests for Proposals for project and program deliverables for contractors, vendors, and consultants.

• Presents research and policy findings to internal and external partners, the general public, and media; authors a newsletter of division activities and program status updates.

• Collects, compiles, and summarizes trends and policy developments for presentation to internal and external stakeholders, including state legislative committees, university research panels, and private sector partners.

• Develops relationships with peer staff at government agencies and other organizations; builds and maintains a network with policy and research partners, internal planning partners, and external community stakeholders.

• Maintains knowledge of policy developments at the federal, state, and local levels in transportation and innovative policy.

• Performs supervisory responsibilities in a manner consistent with the department’s Affirmative Action Plan.

• Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree: Economics, Engineering (Civil, Industrial, or Mechanical), Logistics, Planning, Political Science, Public Administration, Statistics, or related. Eight years of experience in transportation or policy development and administration.For more information and to see the full job posting, visit MoDOT’s career website.

Job Alert: Director, Office of Transportation Management @ USDOT’s Federal Highway Administration – Washington, DC

August 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking to fill the position of Director, Office of Transportation Management. The incumbent serves as a national leader in advancing the operations of metropolitan, rural, and statewide surface transportation systems to enhance mobility, efficiency, productivity, and safety. The incumbent provides leadership and direction to a technical staff in identifying and implementing policies and initiatives to reduce congestion and improve the movement of people and goods across the transportation system. In addition, the incumbent oversees the deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems technology to improve routine and non-routine transportation management across the nation.

Additional information and a full list of duties are available on the USA Jobs Website. Applications are due no later than September 22, 2017.

Job Alert! Cost Allocation Manager (Finance Project Manager) – Amtrak @ New York City (or) Washington, DC

April 14, 2017 at 1:41 pm
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Summary of duties

This position will be responsible for supervising the annual allocation of operating and capital costs among the nine passenger railroads that operate on the Northeast Corridor rail line. This annual process was adopted by the Northeast Corridor Commission in September 2015 and is described in the NortheastCorridor Commuter and Intercity Rail Cost Allocation Policy.

The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing a complex project that is repeated on annual basis and involves the ongoing participation of Amtrak and public transportation agencies from the northeast states. The role requires both technical competency and exceptional communication skills that are necessary to work through complex disputes among participating stakeholders. Specific activities include managing the collection and processing of financial data from nine operating railroads and multiple infrastructure owners; managing multiple consultant teams that serve as an extension of staff with responsibility for performing key project tasks; performing ongoing stakeholder outreach to collect necessary data; supporting resolution of multi-agency disputes; and identifying and implementing initiatives to improve the allocation process.

This position will also support the Commission’s response to an annual external review of the cost allocation process conducted by an independent auditing firm. The selected candidate may also support other Commission activities, including, but not limited to, the ongoing reporting of operating and capital costs and the continued refinement and development of the Commission’s policy.

Those applying for the position should have experience working with financial data and managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders. Experience working in public transportation or passenger rail is beneficial, but not essential.

This position is intended to be located in New York, NY. However, there may be flexibility to locate the position in Washington, DC.

Essential Functions

• Supervise the annual cost allocation process, with assistance and oversight from other Commission staff, including collecting data, overseeing all cost allocation procedures, performing quality assurance and control, and preparing financial reports
• Manage consultant contracts to perform key tasks related to cost allocation and other Commission activities
• Consultant management activities including the development of scopes of work, estimation of project budgets, oversight and/or participation in the consultant selection process, and day-to-day management of consultant teams to ensure that projects are delivered on-time and on-budget
• Perform frequent coordination with stakeholders, including organizing ongoing, multi-agency meetings and webinars, delivering presentations to technical staff and agency leadership, identifying, documenting, and supporting the resolution of multi-agency disputes, and performing one-on-one briefings
• Support and oversee staff participation in the external financial review of the cost allocation process, including providing data, supporting documentation of the cost allocation process, and responding to questions posed by the external review team
• Participate in the development of any modifications of the Policy desired by the Commission

Required Work Experience

• Some professional level experience with the public or private sector
• Demonstrated experience working with financial data or financial systems
• Demonstrated experience managing complex projects
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills
• Ability to solve problems independently and work collaboratively with staff at all levels
• Attention to detail
• Strong working knowledge of Access, Excel and/or other database programs

Preferred Work Experience

• Experience working with the financial data of a passenger railroad or public transportation agency
• Direct experience managing consultants in the delivery of professional service related projects
• Direct experience as the leader of a team
• Knowledge of the rail infrastructure and operations along the Northeast Corridor

Preferred Education

Masters degree in Business, Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related field

Communication and interpersonal skills

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

How to apply

The Commission is administratively hosted by Amtrak. Please file an application at the Amtrak Jobs site, Position ID 90214009.

University College London – Fully-funded PhD studentship in Travel Demand Modelling, Mobility as a Service & Big Data

April 12, 2017 at 1:59 pm

If you are interested in taking up a deep dive on future of mobility and get paid for it, this is definitely for you.

Details

The Urban Transport & Energy Group at UCL Energy Institute invites applications for a fully funded three-year PhD studentship. It will covering UK/EU fees plus stipend to focus on the development of the demand components of an advanced transport and energy activity based model able to simulate the multidimensional impacts of new mobility services on travel behaviour, traffic congestion, and energy consumption.

 Supervisors: Dr Maria Kamargianni, Lecturer in Energy & Transport, UCL EI; and Prof. Andreas Schäfer, Professor in Energy & Transport, UCL EI

  • Title: PhD Studentship in Travel Demand Modelling, Mobility as Service & Big Data
  • Stipend: approx. £16,500 & UK/EU fees & Annual research budget of £1000 and you will also be able to apply for additional funding to UCL schemes to cover extra costs of training and travel.
  • Start date: September/October 2017
  • Funding duration: Three years
  • Eligibility please check: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility/

Person Specification

The project is well-suited to a highly-quantitative individual with strong mathematical, data handling and computing skills. Students should have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject or a closely-related discipline, awarded with first-class or upper second-class (2:1) honours, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institute. For those applicants with a first or 2:1, possession of a master’s degree in engineering, computer science, economics, geography or related disciplines is highly desirable.

  • Excellent analytical and computing skills. Passionate about data analysis, modelling, programming and conducting research.
  • A MSc degree in transport engineering, big data analysis, machine learning, software development, geography, economics or other relevant transport or computer science disciplines.
  • Candidates without a master’s degree may be admitted in exceptional cases where suitable research or professional experience can be demonstrated.
  • Knowledge of relevant programming languages or statistical software (such as Python, C++, R, MATLab)
  • Ability use own initiative, prioritise workload, and be a fair team player
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • A high level of attention to detail in working methods
  • Interest in the challenges of the Transport sector of the 21st century

Application Procedure

Stage 1 – Pre-application documents – (1) CV, (2) academic transcripts, and (3) one-page personal statement outlining motivation, interest and eligibility for the post – should be emailed directly to Mae Oroszlany: e.oroszlany@ucl.ac.uk.

Stage 2 – Following the interview, the successful candidate will be invited to make a formal application to the UCL Research Degree programme. Further guidance will be provided.

You will also have to meet the UCL’s English Language requirements.

Informal enquiries on the content of the research topic should be emailed to Dr Maria Kamargianni, m.kamargianni@ucl.ac.uk

Deadline for application:  05 May 2017

Interviews week starting 15 May 2017

Job Alert! Senior Associate Transportation Planner – Nelson\Nygaard @ Seattle, WA

March 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Senior Associate Transportation Planner
NelsonNygaard

This position is located in Seattle, WA.

DESCRIPTION

NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a highly organized, independent, and motivated senior-level staff member for our nationally recognized multimodal planning practice in the Seattle office. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to become involved in supporting and growing our leading work in developing transportation systems for vibrant, livable communities in the Pacific Northwest and around the country. We are seeking an individual with at least seven years of experience and a strong interest in integrated, multimodal transportation planning as well as some background in developing sustainable strategies to improve community accessibility and mobility.

NelsonNygaard develops sustainable transportation solutions for people. Our work emphasizes creative, innovative transportation planning, and community involvement, often within a wider set of goals such as economic development and reduced dependence on the private automobile.

NelsonNygaard offers a dynamic and self-directed work environment that is fast-paced, congenial, and supportive. This is your opportunity to work with one of the most innovative groups of planners and engineers in the United States, including highly talented junior and support staff. Our office culture is built upon diversity and creativity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The ideal candidate should have a broad range of transportation and urban planning experience, preferably with a focus on multimodal planning and design. A candidate should be able to demonstrate significant expertise in at least five of the following areas:

  • Citywide transportation planning and analysis
  • Campus transportation planning
  • Parking management
  • Bicycle/pedestrian facility planning
  • Street design guidelines
  • Data collection and performance assessments
  • Multimodal/intermodal facility planning
  • Transit station area planning
  • Transit service planning
  • Transportation demand management
  • Transport policy, funding, and governance
  • Paratransit and demand-responsive services
  • Advanced graphics communications (InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp, Photoshop)
  • Computer traffic modeling (Synchro, VISSIM, TransCAD)

Successful applicants will be expected to:

  • Creatively solve multimodal transportation problems
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal skills
  • Possess proven experience in managing projects within budget
  • Work successfully with clients, members of the public, and project teams
  • Outline and prepare successful proposals and reports
  • Analyze a wide range of transportation data and manage the completion of technical analyses, feasibility studies, and other transportation reports
  • Prepare and give effective presentations
  • Participate in firm-wide strategic planning activities to ensure that we continue to build on our mission and core values
  • Mentor and train junior staff
  • Organize and supervise data collection activities in the office and the field

For the full position description and to apply for this position visit the NelsonNygaard Careers website.

Job Alert! Transportation Planner, Corridor Studies – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) @ Philadelphia, PA

March 10, 2017 at 10:33 am

Source: http://www.dvrpc.org/HumanResources/JobOpenings/1704.htm

Job Description

This transportation planning position is focused in multi-modal planning for the Office of Transportation and Corridor Studies. The employee will be integral in actively conducting innovative corridor and area studies in the dynamic 9-county greater Philadelphia region. The position involves developing technical plans, informing and advising public and private sector agencies, decision-makers, and the general public of recommendations. This position requires both excellent technical abilities and an understanding of the planning process to advance creative concepts and ideas, and an ability to work cooperatively with other professionals on project teams. Work is performed in accordance with broadly defined objectives and professional standards with the opportunity for independent judgement subject to technical review by the Manager, Office of Transportation and Corridor Studies.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and coordinate multi-modal transportation projects including transit, pedestrian and bicycle modes.
  • Conduct technical studies which evaluate the effectiveness of a transportation system (on a systems level) and then analyze alternative improvement strategies to determine how well they meet desired measures of effectiveness.
  • Use planning and engineering computer software such as geographic information system software, Highway Capacity Software, travel simulation software, and other techniques to evaluate corridor and area-specific traffic problems and develop solutions.
  • Prepare input data for travel simulation models. Tabulate travel simulation model outputs using GIS tools and tabular forms. Compare model results with current and historical data.
  • Prepare reports summarizing findings and recommendations of various studies, including text, tables, maps, charts, photos and other appropriate graphics, and present results to technical committees and the public.
  • Make oral presentations to member governments and technical committees.
  • Provide technical assistance to member governments, consultants, and the public.
  • Conduct field views of project locations to compile an inventory of existing physical and operating conditions.
  • Organize and manage technical committee meetings.
  • Perform related work as directed.

Qualifications

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of transportation planning, and ability to relate this knowledge to the development and analysis of a regional transportation system and its components.
  • Strong interest in transportation engineering.
  • Experience with VISSIM or other traffic simulation software, such as Synchro considered a plus.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer applications, geographic information systems, graphics programs, database design, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
  • Experience in conducting field surveys, data analysis, and system evaluation.
  • Knowledge of the socioeconomic factors involved in transportation planning.
  • Ability to present results of research and technical analyses effectively in oral, written, and graphic form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planning officials, and the general public.

Experience and Training

To classify as a level RA II, a minimum of THREE YEARS of professional experience in transportation planning or engineering; and such training as may have been gained through graduation from a four year college/university, with major course work in Transportation Planning, Transportation or Civil Engineering, or a related discipline is required. A Master’s degree and/or, internship, or co-operative education experience can be substituted for one year of experience.

To Apply

Forward a cover letter and resume to: resumes@dvrpc.org

Internship Alert! Research Internship Program – District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT)

March 7, 2017 at 9:26 am
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District of Columbia’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) Research Internship Program engages full-time students to work on specific research topics around the agency. The internship program allows DDOT to conduct research into topics of interest while also serving as a resource for students to acquire practical skills. The Howard University Transportation Research Center (HUTRC) recruits the interns and manages the program on DDOT’s behalf.

Applications accepted through March 24th, 2017. To apply: Go to https://www.hutrc.org/internships and follow the instructions on the website.
The program is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing from the DC region and nationwide. The summer internship program is scheduled to run for at least 10 weeks starting on Monday, June 5. The internships will be located at DDOT’s offices, 55 M Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003. These are hourly, paid positions with a maximum of 40 hours a week with no paid holidays, no paid sick leave, and no overtime. All students are required to have basic computer skills, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.2017 Projects:

  1. Library Intern
  2. Human Resources Business Partnering Intern
  3. Civil Engineering Design Scope and Cost Estimation Intern
  4. Green Infrastructure Research for DDOT Construction Projects Intern
  5. Data Consolidation, Processing, and Visualization for ITS Asset Management and Traffic Operations Intern
  6. Traffic and Crash Data Analyst /Vision Zero Intern
  7. Performance Management Dashboards Intern
  8. Active Transportation Intern
  9. Smart Cities and District Mobility Intern
  10. Transit Projects Intern [2 positions available]
  11. Curbside Operations Data Intern [2 positions available] *one of these starts immediately

More details on the positions are in the position descriptions available on the website.

Job Alert! Senior Transportation Planner (Project Manager) – Alameda County Transportation Commission @ Oakland, CA

March 2, 2017 at 10:45 am

As a valued team member of the Capital Projects Delivery Team and under the general direction of the Director of Project Delivery, serves as project manager leading the delivery on multi-jurisdictional projects and/or programs at various stages of the delivery process; manages and facilitates the development and/or administration of assigned projects; ensures that projects and programs meet all applicable laws, regulations, funding requirements, and Commission policies; provides complex staff assistance to management staff; and performs related work as required.

Qualifications

  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in regional or urban planning, transportation planning, civil engineering, business or public administration.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation related activities with emphasis in administering Federal, State, regional, and/or local transportation programs.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
  • Possession of related certifications or licenses desirable.

Key Responsibilities (not a comprehensive listing):

  • Serves as project manager on transportation projects implemented by Alameda CTC, which includes resource estimating; analysis, and input into conceptual designs of projects; investigating and resolving problems related to scope of work or cost issues; ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Oversees the development of consultant requests for proposals and qualifications for professional services; evaluates proposals and recommends project award; develops and reviews contract terms and amendments; ensures contractor compliance with Commission standards and specifications and time and budget estimates; reviews and updates deliverables; analyzes and resolves complex problems that may arise.
  • Tracks project expenditures, reviews invoices for accuracy and consistency with contractual obligations, and recommends appropriate dispersal’s of allocated funds.
  • Manages fund programming and project budgets for Federal, State, and local funds within the authority of the organization; assists local agencies in delivery of State and Federally funded projects; resolves project delivery issues between local agencies and funding agencies.

For more details visit our website at http://www.alamedactc.org/app_pages/view/11174

To apply for this position, download an application from our website and submit a cover letter, resume and application by email or mail the completed application materials to:

Attn: Recruitment

Alameda CTC

1111 Broadway, Suite 800

Oakland, CA 94607

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $93,905.00 to $122,076.00 /year

Job Location:

  • Oakland, CA

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Planning: 5 years

Required language:

  • English

Job Alert! Transportation Policy Manager (Central U.S.) – Lyft @ Chicago, IL / Austin, TX

February 14, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Transportation Policy Manager – Central U.S.
Lyft

This position is located in Chicago, IL OR Austin, TX.

DESCRIPTION

Lyft is looking for an experienced Transportation Policy Manager to join our rapidly growing team. Reporting to the Director of Transportation Policy, the Transportation Policy Manager will manage Lyft’s work on transportation, infrastructure, public transit, and environmental policy issues in the Central United States. S/he will own relationships with transportation, planning, and environmental agencies, monitoring issues that impact Lyft and developing policy positions. This individual will frequently interface with state and local agency officials, NGOs, thought leaders, and academic researchers, while working closely with Lyft’s Public Policy and local market teams. A suitable candidate will be passionate about the positive impacts of Lyft as a transportation mode, excited to evangelize the Lyft vision, and be ready for significant regional travel commitments. Transportation nerds: this one’s for you!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor transportation, infrastructure, and environmental policy developments within the Central region, identifying strategic opportunities for Lyft and forming policy proposals and positions when appropriate
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with senior transportation policy officials and technical staff at all levels of government within territory, from city DOTs and regional MPOs to state transportation departments
  • Partner closely with counterparts on Lyft’s Public Policy team to activate transportation policy allies on state and local regulatory matters
  • Develop Lyft’s relationships with transportation and environmental policy experts at state and local NGOs, trade associations, and think tanks
  • Represent Lyft through public speaking engagements at industry conferences and events throughout the Central U.S.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Experienced mid-career professional with strong and diverse experience working in transportation policy and deep subject matter expertise in passenger transportation
  • Relevant background may include staff positions at large city or state transportation agencies, federal agencies, and legislative committees, and/or specialist transportation policy positions at NGOs or think tanks
  • Experienced and fearless public speaker
  • Charismatic, intellectually astute individual with ability to quickly learn highly technical policy subject matter and communicate about it in a compelling, relatable way
  • Respected leader with a robust network of transportation policy contacts in region
  • Strong knowledge of the TNC business model and policy issues, as well as FTA regulatory policies
  • Expertise in energy and electric vehicle policy a plus
  • Advanced degree preferred but not required (relevant fields: law, policy, transportation planning, engineering)

Click here, for the full job description and to apply for this position.