Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments | Transportation Engineer/Modeler or Junior Data Scientist | Washington, DC | United States | BigDataKB.com | 6/30/2024

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Job Location: Washington, DC

Job Detail:

How to apply: https://www.mwcog.org/about-us/human-resources/jobdetails/?JobPositionId=3ub3PCnRSszTCr1y3BGhid6ku7D7O7sR3qFbPatMt08%3d

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Job Summary:
COG/TPB is seeking a talented and passionate Transportation Engineer/Data Scientist to join its Model Development Group (MDG) at either the Transportation Engineer 2 (Grade 7) or Transportation Engineer 3 (Grade 8) level, depending on qualifications (see below). The successful candidate will work closely with one or more higher-level transportation engineers on a diverse range of technical tasks.

This is a technical position requiring strong quantitative skills and a solid understanding of travel demand forecasting processes, transportation planning networks, computer programming, and transportation planning principles. This person should be passionate about learning, improving technical skills, public service, and making significant contributions that will improve the agency and the region. This individual will need to be able to work with higher-level transportation engineers, but the candidate should exhibit a certain degree of independence and self-direction.

Responsibilities:
Model development

  • Assist in running, developing, maintaining, and/or improving the regional travel models.
  • Create, update, and maintain data associated with inputs to the regional travel demand model, such as transportation planning networks and land use/demographic data.
  • Execute and develop computer scripts that are used to summarize and analyze model outputs data.
  • Prepare analyses of key data sets for model estimation/calibration/validation, such as the household travel survey, on-board transit surveys, or Big Data.

Network development

  • Learn and assist in the application, maintenance, and/or improvement of a customized ArcGIS add-in tool, called COGTools, that is used to edit and manage the transportation planning networks used as inputs to the travel demand forecasting model. COGTools is currently implemented in Visual Basic.NET (VB.NET).

Other

  • Prepare reports, technical memoranda, charts, graphics and create geographic information system (GIS) maps.
  • Support the staffing and running of a technical subcommittee, such as the Travel Forecasting Subcommittee (TFS).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Transportation Engineer 2: Either 1) degree in transportation engineering, civil engineering, transportation planning, urban planning, computer science, data science, or a related field. OR 2) degree in a related field of applicable work experience. OR 3) Any combination of education, experience, and training that is equivalent to one of the two preceding qualifications, as demonstrated by college-level courses in areas such as mathematics, operations research, quantitative analysis, statistics, data sciences, or computer modeling.
  • Transportation Engineer 3: Either 1) degree in transportation engineering, civil engineering, transportation planning, urban planning, computer science, data science, or a related field of applicable work experience. OR 2) degree in a related field of applicable work experience. OR 3) Any combination of education, experience, and training that is equivalent to one of the two preceding qualifications, as demonstrated by college-level courses in areas such as mathematics, operations research, quantitative analysis, statistics, computer science, or computer modeling.
  • Experience with computer programming or data analysis.
  • Interest in travel demand modeling and computer programming.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to interpret technical findings and share them with general audiences.
  • Solid verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong familiarity with standard business software (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Ideal Candidate (one or more of these)

  • Passion for continual learning, improving technical skills, and making significant contributions to benefit the agency and the region.
  • Ability to be a change agent, particularly regarding technical methods.
  • Experience with one or more computer programming languages, such as with R, Python, Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), and C#.
  • Knowledge of database management systems (DBMSs).
  • Familiarity with activity-based and trip-based travel demand forecasting models.
  • Experience with geographic information system (GIS) software, such as ArcGIS or QGIS.
  • Experience with travel demand forecasting software, such as Cube Voyager.
  • Experience with version control software and/or bug-tracking software, such as Git and GitHub.
  • Knowledge of software development principles.
  • Experience with statistical estimation software, such as R, SAS, Alogit, NLOGIT, Biogeme, and/or Larch.

COG/TPB Offers:

  • Starting Salary Ranges:
  • Transportation Engineer 2 (Grade 7): $73,728.89 to $85,000, depending on qualifications
  • Transportation Engineer 3 (Grade 8): $84,037.53 to $97,000, depending on qualifications
  • Competitive total rewards packages comprised of compensation, rewards and recognition, benefits for your health and wellness, learning opportunities, such as:
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Defined-benefit pension plan
  • Public transit subsidy
  • Group health insurance
  • Vision and dental plans
  • Life insurance
  • A friendly, collaborative, and healthy work environment.

Prior to applying, you will want to prepare the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Salary requirements
  • Answers to the supplemental questions within the career center

If you would like to apply, please use the following link (https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=df21f14c-1a0b-4be6-915e-bdabf874f1aa&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $73,728.00 – $97,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Ability to Relocate:

  • Washington, DC 20002: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Washington, DC 20002

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