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

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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.

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.

Job Alert! Transportation Planner – District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Planning and Sustainability Division (PSD) Research Program

February 7, 2017 at 11:47 am

Job Summary
Transportation Planner  CS-2101-13
Salary Range: $81,050 – $104,423
Agency: Planning & Sustainability Division (PSD)
Area of Consideration: Open to General Public
Open Date:  February 3, 2017
Closing Date:  February 17, 2017
Duration of Appointment: Career Service – Continuing Full-Time
Collective Bargaining Unit:  (Non-Union) This position is not a collective bargaining unit.

Introduction

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Planning and Sustainability Division (PSD) Research Program.  PSD manages the research program for DDOT.  As DDOT serves a highly urbanized area, special emphasis within the research program is placed on developing and implementing a research agenda focused on a multi-modal, comprehensive approach to transportation that combines the needs of public and private sectors into coordinated transportation policies and plans, consistent with agency strategic goals and objectives. The incumbent will have exposure to such urban transportation research.

Major Duties

Supports the research program for the agency. Works with various programs within the agency to develop viable research problem statements and then to advance and complete selected research projects that lead to publication-ready reports. Supports the research intern program to ensure positive outcomes for both student interns and project owners in the agency. Also works with key researchers locally and nationally to build the stature of the research program.

Assists in managing cutting-edge research projects across multiple modes and areas of interest.  Oversees projects’ day-to-day activities to ensure high quality results are delivered in a timely fashion.  Prepares or reviews publication-ready reports related to those projects.

Coordinates with other Department personnel (i.e., safety, operations, construction, public space, etc.) as well as other District, regional, and federal agencies to facilitate broad participation in the research program. Attends other meetings, seminars, and professional conferences relating to research to promote agency research. Identifies best practices to deploy at the agency and facilitates technology transfer to Departmental personnel and programs.

Qualifications
– Advanced professional knowledge of urban transportation planning theories, concepts, and principles.
– Experience managing or providing leadership to programs and/or projects.
– Able to develop scopes of work for studies, projects, and analytical reports relating to transportation research that support the mission and goals of DDOT.
– Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written formats technical information pertaining to research studies, projects, program analyses, and to facilitate meetings and the coordination of related programs.
– Ability to exercise initiative, resourcefulness, and tact in obtaining and analyzing information.
– Working knowledge of data management, statistical analysis, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
– Knowledge and ability to use computer applications (i.e. PowerPoint, word processing, databases, etc.) and to prepare reports.
– Ability to organize work and respond to competing priorities; coordinate with others to accomplish goals; and monitor progress and evaluate outcomes.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements
Preferred Licensures and Certifications include:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Education
    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Transportation Planning, or Transportation Engineering preferred.

Work Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years of transportation research, transportation planning, or transportation engineering experience (can be a combination of work and graduate education) with increasing responsibility.
    Minimum two (2) years of experience leading projects and/or programs.
    Thorough knowledge of the concepts of transportation and urban planning sufficient to provide expertise to projects and the research program.
    Experience in a team-based environment and in securing the support and cooperation of others.

Work Environment

  • The work is often performed at a desk in an office environment, but will also require field and system observation in accordance with all applicable safety guidelines and standards.
    Incumbent is required to perform work after normal duty hours and attend community or professional meetings on an as-needed basis.

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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

Job alert! Transport Planning Manager – ITDP Africa @ Nairobi, Kenya

February 6, 2017 at 2:48 pm

ITDP is seeking a transport manager with a strong commitment to equity and sustainability and passion to improve urban life in African cities. S/he will provide in depth technical support for project planning, project implementation, policy guidance, and capacity building in multiple fields including street design, public transport, shared mobility, parking management and strategic mobility planning. S/he will also develop technical reports, policy drafts, guidelines and training modules.

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The ideal candidate has a demonstrated ability to work creatively with a diverse team. The position will also involve engaging effectively with a range of stakeholders—civic officials, politicians, civil society agents, media, and others—to help build support for sustainable and equitable urban transport. S/he will have a chance to hone his/her technical knowledge and writing skills as well as management skills while gaining exposure to the fields of sustainable transport, city planning, urban design and municipal governance.

The position is based in Nairobi. The candidate may need to travel to other project cities when required. S/he will report to the Africa Program Director and will work closely with ITDP’s Nairobi team, head office staff and international experts.

Key qualifications

  • A master’s degree in transportation planning, transportation engineering, city planning or other relevant field, with at least 5-7 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Prior experience in transportation planning, including survey design and management, demand analysis, network planning, fare systems, and infrastructure design.
  • Experience producing pre-feasibility reports and detailed project reports for transport projects.
  • Experience in drafting terms of reference for public transport operations, IT systems and other relevant areas.
  • Ability to develop effective infographics and prepare high quality presentations.
  • Excellent skills in use of spreadsheets, statistical and database tools and GIS.
  • Working knowledge of transport modeling software.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Excellent English writing skills.

Key attributes

  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills. You should enjoy working with numbers!
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and projects to successful project outcomes.
  • Strong communication skills, including preparing effective graphics and making powerful presentations.
  • Ability to communicate complex transport issues through concise, compelling messages.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects with flexibility, work well under pressure and keep to deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.
  • Availability to travel frequently.

How to apply

Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africa-jobs@itdp.org:

  • Resume.
  • Samples of written work: thesis abstract, technical reports, etc.
  • Samples of visual representations such as GIS maps or infographics.
  • A one-page note on improving the bus system in your city (with three specific interventions).

We are unable to consider applications without the above details. The position will remain open until filled.