Fellowship Alert! Thomas J. O’Bryant Transportation Policy and Finance Fellowship (Summer 2017) – Eno Center for Transportation

February 6, 2017 at 5:43 pm
The Eno Center for Transportation is accepting applications for Summer 2017 Thomas J. O’Bryant Transportation Policy and Finance Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for aspiring transportation specialists. Successful applicants will gain in-depth knowledge of transportation infrastructure and operations as well as an understanding of the U.S. policymaking process through conducting research under the guidance of Eno staff, collaborating with transportation experts on publications, and assisting in the execution of programs conducted by Eno’s Center for Transportation Leadership.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE O’BRYANT FELLOW INCLUDE:
Assisting in the development of Eno reports and papers. Fellows will play an integral part in the research and development of transportation policy research documents, policy recommendations, and events. Projects cover various modes, sectors, and levels of government within transportation.
Contribute to the premier inside-the-beltway publication Eno Transportation Weekly (ETW). The fellow will be tasked with covering transportation related hearings on Capitol Hill, analyzing legislation, and developing think pieces for ETW.
Bridging the gap between research and policy.The fellow will participate in Eno’s outreach toward the policy community in Washington, DC, through participation in conferences, briefings, and private meetings.
Gaining in-depth knowledge of U.S. policymaking.The fellow will engage the policymaking community through association with the Board of Directors, Eno education programs, and briefings to policymakers.

Duration
Duration of the appointment is 10 weeks (start/end dates to be determined between successful candidate and Eno staff).

Qualifications
Fellowships are awarded to bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. students working in transportation, engineering, housing, urban planning, or related degrees. Fellows must have developed research skills and a strong writing ability.

Compensation
Fellows will be paid a stipend of $2,000 per month.

Deadline
Submit application materials by March 10, 2017. First round interviews will be held in late March.

Job Alert! Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships – Eno Center for Transportation @ Washington, DC

February 6, 2017 at 4:59 pm

The Eno Center for Transportation is an independent, non-partisan think-tank that promotes policy innovation and leads professional development in transportation. As part of its mission, Eno seeks continuous improvement in transportation and its public and private leadership in order to increase the system’s mobility, safety, and sustainability.

Eno seeks an enthusiastic, experienced DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS to work with President/CEO and partner with a distinguished Board in all fundraising activities and collaborations. The position is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to lead the development activities of an established yet nimble organization. The position would build on an existing development strategy with the ability to shape the future direction. Eno’s core values include fostering personal and professional growth with a team of a diverse professionals in a cooperative environment.

The Position:

The Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships (the Director) is responsible for securing the relationships and funds needed to execute programs, events, and initiatives that further the mission of Eno. The Director plans, manages, and implements fundraising projects, campaigns and appeals. S/he also manages and identifies opportunities for beneficial partnerships/collaborations with similar organizations to further the mission of Eno.

  • Collaborates directly with President/CEO to develop and implement new fundraising strategies
  • Identifies and cultivates relationships with potential funders and solicits funds; writes letters of inquiry and proposals, follows up on proposals, and provides stewardship with foundation and institutional philanthropy contacts and individual donors
  • Works with President/CEO to communicate directly with Eno’s Board of Directors and achieve mutual fundraising goals. Functions as lead staff liaison to Board’s Development Committee
  • Identifies and manages institutional relationships and agreements that further the mission of Eno and the transportation industry.
  • Helps oversee organization of special events, such as Eno’s annual fundraising dinner
  • Manages reporting and milestones for contracted work
  • Works with Communications Manager to develop, implement, and maintain marketing efforts targeting campaign participants

Analyzes gift reports and donor statistics

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this position would have a bachelor’s degree and progressive experience in fundraising for a not-for-profit organization, or similar. S/he would have excellent in organizational, managerial, and communication skills (written and oral), and bring an enthusiastic and positive attitude as well as high initiative. S/he would have mature judgement and the ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed without supervision. S/he he would have an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business acumen.

Success factors:

  • Ability to think and plan strategically in the context of organizational goals
  • Organized and attentive to details
  • Interest in transportation issues, passion for Eno’s mission
  • Professionalism and enthusiasm
  • A natural people-person
  • A team player with leadership qualities
  • Calm and unflappable problem-solver
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented projects simultaneously
  • Ability to recognize opportunities and proactively pursue them
  • Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality
  • An unassailable sense of judgment and integrity

TRB 2017: Interactive Workshop – Analyze This! What YOU want to know – Unsolved Mysteries: Have a hard-to-solve problem that needs to be solved?

September 13, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Sunday, January 8, 20179 AM – 12 PM • Washington, D.C.

Unsolved Mysteries: Have a hard-to-solve problem that needs to be solved?

We all are faced with difficult, hard-to-solve problems – so we have created an interactive workshop at the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting we hope will address the unsolved mysteries that vex transportation professionals at all levels of the organizations – from planners to modelers to analysts.  This workshop will present three intriguing, real-world problems selected from a pool of submissions before the workshop.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!   We are looking for real-world transportation problems that can be summarized in a case study from the perspective of an individual or project team.   The case studies should contain pertinent information on the type of problem presented, geographic context, who was impacted and the impact of not reaching a resolution.

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016 and submissions can be made using this on-line form at: http://adb50.github.io/analyze-this/   Those who submit ideas that are selected will be provided the opportunity to present their problem at the TRB Annual Meeting.

Last year, workshop attendees had an opportunity to solve one of three mysteries. Coca Cola was seeking corporate strategies to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips. The City of Boulder asked the group to explore repurposing travel lanes for multimodal projects. Lastly, the City of Edmonton had question about how to incorporate connected and autonomous vehicle technologies into the regional travel demand model.

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Job Alert: Transportation Planner (13) District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Street Car Project

August 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm
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This Transportation Planner position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Policy, Planning Sustainability Administration (PPSA). The incumbent is responsible for formulating transportation and transit planning documents for the District of Columbia’s (District) transportation network which advance the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and information along the public rights-of-way to improve the District’s environmental quality, economic competitiveness and quality of life for its citizens.

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Job Alert: Purple Line Implementation Manager @ Montgomery County, Maryland (Application deadline August 18, 2016)

August 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Glad to share this announcement – Purple Line Implementation Manager @ Montgomery County, Maryland. What an interesting project! This is a very exciting opportunity for someone with transit experience. Please note that the application deadline is Aug 18, 2016. Good luck!

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Job(s) Alert – Multiple Opportunities: Transportation SME, Transpo. Ops. Project Manager, Junior Transportation Engineer/Analyst) – Leidos @ Washington, DC

November 16, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Multiple opportunities for transportation professionals (engineers/planners/subject matter experts) are available at one of the well-respected companies in all of Washington, DC. FYI – you will be working in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation contracts.  Please let me know (transportgooru@gmail.com) if you are interested in applying.

623342 – Senior Transportation Operations SME

http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/653286/Senior-Transportation-Operations-Subject-Matter-Expert-(SME)/

622669 – Transportation Operations Project Manager/Research Analyst

http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/633336/Transportation-Operations-Project-Manager-Research-Analyst/

623240 – Junior Transportation Engineer/Research Analyst

http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/650597/Jr.-Transportation-Engineer-Research-Analyst/

Job Alert: Program Officer (Studies and Special Programs) – Transportation Research Board (TRB) @ Washington, DC

April 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm

TRB is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council— a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The National Research Council is jointly administered by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. TRB’s varied activities annually engage more than 7,000 engineers, scientists, and other transportation researchers and practitioners from the public and private sectors and academia, all of whom contribute their expertise in the public interest by participating on TRB committees, panels, and task forces. The program is supported by state transportation departments, federal agencies including the component administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other organizations and individuals interested in the development of transportation.

The Program Officer is responsible for assisting with one or more of the organization’s projects with minimal oversight by Director or Senior Program Officer. Assembles committees and provides staff assistance to committees as they conduct their work. Responsible for ensuring projects stay on schedule and within budget.

Incumbent applies in-depth professional level knowledge to independently solve a full range of complex problems. The job’s primary focus is supporting studies or convening activities. The work is primarily intellectual or analytical in character, requiring advanced knowledge. Assignments are broadly defined and require judgment and creativity to complete. Incumbent is often responsible for oversight or management of other staff. Reports to Senior Program Officer or Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

1. Manages projects of minimal or moderate complexity. In collaboration with supervisor, manages budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives.

2. Where applicable and with director/senior program officer oversight, recruits potential committee nominees and assembles appointment packages. Communicates and coordinates with the committee chair and members. Identifies and gathers research materials for the committee. Facilitates the flow of information among committee/panel members, consultants, staff, and other applicable parties

3. Conducts large and small workshops and/or meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries.

4. Prepares background papers and technical summaries. Develops written products (e.g., reports, proceedings, white papers). Drafts and edits materials for publication. Synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data and determines the relevance of data for purposes of activity.

5. Supports committee members, forum members, workshop participants, etc. in all aspects of work. Assistance is provided in preparing the draft report, including writing sections of report based on committee input and review and editing the report for format, consistency, and grammar. Facilitates the response to review, responds to comments and concerns of editors, and prepares the final manuscript for publication.

6. Supports dissemination activities related to assigned programs or projects. Creates and maintains materials for web sites social media channels and other outreach to provide interest groups with information generated from and for activities.

7. Oversees project budget and schedule and authorizes expenditures. As required, collaborates with financial staff to ensure compliance.

8. Collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations. Represents the unit and committee within and outside the National Academies.

9. With Director or Senior Program Officer oversight, conducts background research on topics for new studies, programs, or activities.

For more information, visit http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=8047 and search for Job Number 150070-5.

Job Alert: Research Fellow – Transportation for America @ Washington, DC

March 31, 2015 at 9:40 am

T4A logoTransportation for America is hiring a Research Fellow to help produce research and produce reports, identify innovative transportation concepts, and support a mission-based consulting service to produce the best outcomes for clients’ transportation investments.

The fellow will join Transportation for America’s policy team conducting original research that advances local, state and federal policies. This is an opportunity that features a great deal of responsibility, direct collaboration with our partners and valuable hands-on experience with transportation thought-leaders throughout the country.

Description

The ideal fellow is a proactive, savvy researcher with exceptional writing and editing skills and plugged-in to developments surrounding transportation policy at the local, state and federal, levels. The successful candidate will be able to use all these skills to create original research for Transportation for America’s partners and the public.

Fellows should be dependable team players that can perform regular duties when asked, while also being proactive self-starter who can independently research and offer and implement new research areas that support Transportation for America’s policy efforts. Fellows will be conducting research and writing assigned issue briefs and longer reports, but will also be counted upon to support the President of Transportation for America’s newly-created mission-driven consulting service.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Researching, writing and editing original research that supports local, state and federal transportation policy efforts of Transportation for America. This includes short (3-10 pages) issue briefs and lengthier research assignments when necessary.
  • Identifying research trends and gaps to develop scope for new research.
  • Managing oversight and quality assurance of data collection.
  • Assisting policy team in researching local, state and federal policy, and producing content for Transportation for America’s members
  • Supporting mission-driven consulting service by researching and writing reports and memorandums, and billing responsibilities.
  • Providing general research support for the organization and our partners.

Requirements

All Transportation for America fellowships require a self-motivated, detail-oriented person with excellent writing, oral communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to think creatively and work independently with adequate supervision. Candidates should have a strong interest in transportation, economic development, smart growth or related areas.

Specific to the Research Fellow candidate, Transportation for America is looking for those who can fulfill the following requirements:

  • Proactive, team-player
  • A bachelor’s degree in public policy, planning, sociology, demography, economics or other related field.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative transportation and economic development research.
  • Highly computer literate
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Working understanding of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and GIS a plus.

Recommended candidates include:

  • New professionals, especially policy, transportation, planning and economic professionals.
  • Candidates able to demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research.

The position is full time (40 hours per week) and requires a six-month commitment. Some former fellows have joined our full-time staff. Transportation for America Fellows receive a stipend of $1,500 per month. This position is based in our offices in Washington, DC.

To apply, please send these materials to info@t4america.org with “Research Fellow” in the subject line:

  • A short cover letter that includes a 50-word description of the assets you would bring to this position
  • A current resume with references
  • Recent research examples

Applications will be accepted immediately on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Equal opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Transportation for America. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

About T4America

T4America is an alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country who are united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions. Learn more at http://t4america.org

Job Alert: Project Manager – Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning, Inc. @ Rockville, MD

March 16, 2015 at 3:54 pm

foursquare-horiz-2-logo-type-rgbFoursquare Integrated Transportation Planning, Inc. is a fast-growing transportation and transit planning firm and we need an experienced Project Manager who is ready to join our team and lead amazing projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic. This position will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Lead and contribute to an extremely wide range of transit and transportation planning projects;
  • Work with some of the smartest and most innovative planners in the industry;
  • Play a key role in the continued success and growth of a small transit and transportation planning company; and
  • Have a fulfilling, challenging, and rewarding experience with wonderful colleagues and clients, competitive pay, and full benefits.

Roles and Responsibilities
As a Project Manager at our firm you will be responsible for leading projects that consist both of Foursquare ITP staff and subcontractors, as well as leading internal teams that will report to prime contractors. Your primary roles will be to provide strategic direction on projects, including detailed guidance as needed; contribute to the projects; maintain schedules and budgets; and ensure that our high standards and quality are maintained. You will also be the primary point of contact with a variety of client types and will have the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with a variety of transportation agencies and governments. You will need to be able to conduct and train others on quantitative analysis, methodologies, and development of recommendations. You will also be involved in business development opportunities and the development of proposals.

Required Skills and Experience
To succeed at Foursquare ITP excellent writing and oral presentation and interpersonal skills are essential. In addition to having the appropriate technical skills, you must be a smart, motivated, self-starter who is passionate about transit and transportation planning. For this position extensive experience leading project teams and coordinating with clients is essential – we are looking for at least 12 years of transportation planning experience with at least three years as a project manager. You must have experience managing staff and contributing to and overseeing projects from both the technical and administrative sides. A strong working knowledge of the Washington Metropolitan area is desired. You should also have a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in a field closely related to our discipline.

About Foursquare ITP
Our firm conducts a broad range of transportation planning projects, with specific expertise in transit service and operations planning, corridor studies, multimodal coordination, transportation demand management, strategic planning and performance measurement, transportation related public outreach, GIS analysis and design, long-range transportation planning, transportation-land use coordination planning, and bike share planning. We work on a diverse array of transportation projects for state and local governments, federal agencies, transit agencies, and regional agencies.

We are based in Rockville, Maryland, right at a Metrorail station in a walkable community and have nearly 20 employees. As a result of our hard work, innovation, and straightforward or “foursquare” manner, we have earned and enjoy a strong reputation which affords us the opportunity to work on a wide variety of high-visibility and high-impact projects. We pride ourselves on our dynamic, close-knit team of highly talented professionals.

Salary, Benefits, and Work-Life
We offer a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, and a retirement plan with matching benefits. We allow two days of telework per week and offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience.

Résumés and cover letters will be accepted through Friday, April 3rd 2015 to resumes @ foursquareitp.com.

Job Alert: Senior Manager – Amtrak @ Washington, DC

March 6, 2015 at 2:51 pm

AMTRAK in Washington DC is looking to hire a new Senior Manager, Service Planning and Costing. Click here for a direct link to the application and additional information.

This position is responsible for leading the route and service change evaluation process and the development of state corridor payment forecasts and charges. It directly supervises a Lead Service Planner and two Senior Service Planner positions that assist in these efforts. The position manages cross-functional and inter-department teams to develop accurate cost and contribution impact forecasts. It also provides, both in written and presentation form, evaluation results and recommendations to senior management and external customers.

To qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Economics, Transportation, Business, Public Administration, Accounting or related field and 10 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination. Prefer: Master’s degree in Planning, Economics, Transportation, Business, Public Administration, or related field or other related advanced degree.

Amtrak offers a competitive benefit package and salaries commensurate with experience. Submit your application online atwww.amtrak.com/careers.

Amtrak is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.