Careers – Transportation Systems Analyst

The Transportation Systems Analyst performs research and analysis on a variety of projects focused on transportation systems planning, policy, and engineering related to vehicle communications, intelligent transportation systems, connected and automated vehicles, freight movement, and economic impacts of transportation systems. This position reports directly to the TSA Vice President.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Closely follow developments related to innovative mobility services (e.g., ridehailing and sharing services) and smart cities, as well as transportation systems planning, policy, vehicle communications, intelligent transportation systems, vehicle automation, and other related topics
  • Conduct research and prepare reports
  • Acquire, analyze, describe, verify/validate, and present data
  • Contribute to conceptualizing research projects, participate in proposal teams, and help to obtain funding from industry and government sources
  • Collaborate with project managers and other researchers to develop research methods and work plans
  • Collaborate with other research staff and external partners in monitoring progress, reaching milestones, and delivering products
  • Search, review, and summarize existing research literature; apply findings in policy settings
  • Review and summarize complex texts (e.g., federal regulations) for a variety of audiences
  • Actively participate in project meetings
  • Build and maintain a network of industry contacts
  • Present research results and discuss findings in public meetings, at conferences, to clients, etc.
  • Participate in public forums such as industry associations and professional societies

General Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, civil engineering, public policy, or other appropriate field (will consider those with a terminal B.S. in one of these fields and five or more years of relevant experience)
  • Three or more years of experience in transportation systems research or equivalent planning or engineering practice
  • Working knowledge of U.S. automotive and mobility industries
  • Familiarity with the operations of federal, state, and local transportation agencies
  • Strong knowledge of mobility services, smart cities, and intelligent transportation systems, including connected and automated vehicle technology
  • Proven ability to execute projects and meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with government and other data sources
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Clear and effective research writing and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail and fact-based analysis
  • A team player who is able to effectively work across multiple functions, cultures, and personalities
  • Familiarity with transportation systems models and modeling, GIS, and use of GPS data desired

Application Deadline:  October 19, 2018

To apply, email cover letter, resume and writing sample to Angie Ely at [email protected].


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, protected disability, or other characteristic protected by law.

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