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! 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 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! 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.

Job Alert! Transportation Planner – District Department of Transportation (DDOT) @ Washington, DC

January 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Job Summary

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration (PPSA), Policy Division. The incumbent is responsible for formulating and implementing public policy that (a) ensures the transportation needs of all users of the District of Columbia (DC) transportation system are met, and (b) provides safe and efficient transportation for all DC citizens.

Qualifications

Serves as the Administration’s representative on the DC Public Space Committee. Reviews, analyses and approval recommend approval/disapproval of private sector requests to occupy public space. Reviews applications for public space permits for compliance with DC safety standards. Reviews, analyses and provides technical comments on streetscape design plans submitted by private developers and DDOT for conformance with DC safety standards.

Establishes design policies and standards for streetscape elements, including sidewalks, curbs, gutters, street trees and other street-furniture elements. Develops scopes of work for consultant studies to assess and improve transportation services. Manages consultant studies designed to improve transportation systems and safety. Assesses the operational effectiveness of the transportation system relative to capacity, design, level-of-service, and safety.

Collects and analyzes data on traffic design, pedestrian planning and design, transportation system management, safety enforcement and transit operational requirements. Develops alternatives for assuring safe and efficient utilization of the public transportation system within the City. Prepares technical position papers, reports, and policies on issues intended to increase the operational efficiency and safety of the City’s transportation system.

Analyzes and recommends solutions to traffic problems as identified by Advisory Neighborhood Commisions (ANC), community groups, technical staff and elected officials.

Performs other related duties as assigned

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Job Alert! Senior Planner – Transportation Department @ City of Austin, Texas

December 22, 2016 at 9:12 am
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Position overview:

The Senior Planner will work in the Systems Development Division of the Austin Transportation Department. This position will work on the supply and demand side of transportation planning. The primary duties for this position will be to conduct transportation focused development review for implementation of the City’s Complete Streets Policy and assist the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program with implementation of priority strategies and projects.

– Responsible for transportation focused development review consistent with the City’s Complete Streets Policy.
– Receive all development review applications through our internal permitting system (AMANDA), identify and coordinate appropriate level of review (includes zoning, subdivision, and site plan applications) and establish review timeline.
– Review and identify necessary actions related to implementation of mobility plans for development applications including both infrastructure and transportation demand management recommendations as applicable.
– Assist the Transportation Engineering Division with review of related Transportation Impact Analysis, Neighborhood Transportation Analysis, Rough Proportionality calculations, and other mitigation.
– Assist in the development and implementation of new TDM strategies and projects (i.e. Smart Trips Austin, Commuter Benefits Ordinance development, TDM Executive Report).
– Review and enforce TDM regulations and/or incentives as required by code.
– Assist with the development of TDM policy for the current update to the City’s transportation plan, the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan.
– Research TDM best-practices and produce associated white papers, reports, presentations, etc.
– Familiarity with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Design Guides and other transportation regulatory requirements and guidelines (i.e. local code, Manual on Uniform Transportation Devices, ITE Trip Generation tables, etc.)
– Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with changing priorities.
– Ability to work in a collaborative manner with a diverse group of stakeholders from multiple city departments and outside agencies.
– Strong problem solving skills.
– May assist with other Austin Transportation Department projects as needed.

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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: Bikeshare Planner @ MetroBike, LLC, Washington, DC

September 12, 2016 at 12:20 pm

MetroBike has the following job opportunity:

Bikeshare Planner

MetroBike, LLC is an internationally known bikeshare consultancy and the first of its kind in North America. Established in 2004, MetroBike has a client list which includes local and federal governments, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and universities.

MetroBike is hiring a full-time Bikeshare Planner in the Washington, D.C. region to assist with planning for the Capital Bikeshare system.

Responsibilities of the job include:

  • analysis of potential bikeshare station sites;
  • work with local government bureaus, federal agencies, private property owners, and civic associations to obtain input on proposed station sites;
  • develop a concept drawing for each station site;
  • coordinate construction of pads and bulb-outs on top of which stations will be installed;
  • direct station installations, relocations, expansions, and contractions with the operator;
  • coordinate signage, markings, and delineator placement; and
  • analyze data and write reports.

 Qualifications:

  • college degree in planning, transport, engineering, or related field, advanced degree a plus;
  • bicycle facility design experience;
  • 3 – 5 years of related experience;
  • excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • basic graphic design skills; and
  • passion for bikesharing and urban cycling.
  • GIS skills are a plus.

Compensation:

The salary range for this position is $60,000 – $65,000. The benefits package includes paid time off, health, and a retirement plan that is matched by the company.

To be considered for this role, send your cover letter and resume to hello @ metrobike.net. This position is open until filled.