Civil - Traffic Engineering, Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
RSG seeks a talented and versatile Travel Modeler / Data Scientist to develop next generation travel forecasting models and data products in one of the following offices: Arlington, VA; Chicago, IL; Evansville, IN.
AS A TRAVEL MODELER / DATA SCIENTIST
You have an extensive variety of interesting work across the U.S., helping produce data products and forecasting tools to support government transportation agencies as they navigate the rapidly evolving world of smart mobility. You work with a variety of different types of datasets including smartphone travel surveys, massive passively-collected location data, commercial marketing data, public demographic data, and geospatial data. Your work encompasses everything from data processing, cleaning and validation, to data reconciliation and expansion, to classical statistical analysis and model estimation, and application of contemporary machine learning algorithms. You also implement, debug, calibrate, and apply both traditional trip-based and advanced activity-based travel models as well as next generation data driven techniques, founded on your data analysis.
You are a self-motivated team player who has practical skills in data processing and analysis, scripting, statistics, conducting travel model implementation and application, and preparing written documentation. You have a solid foundation in the theoretical concepts of travel forecasting, network modeling, statistics, and data analysis. You work well with clients and possess good interpersonal skills to represent the company, including being amiable; being able to communicate complex, technical materials in concise and meaningful ways that non-technical people would understand; participating in meetings; and providing training. You are a resourceful, clear and creative thinker, dedicated to high quality work. You have the desire to develop ‘best in class’ data products and forecasting tools; the ability to manage a project on time, on budget and to client satisfaction; and good technical judgment.
Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a technical field, such as data science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics
3+ years of experience and demonstrated skill in data science, or similar field using advanced analytic methods and tools
Solid understanding of and proficiency with Python, R and/or SQL
Efficient manager of workflows and processes with the proven ability to manage multiple competing projects, priorities, and deadlines
Proficient in statistical analysis, data management, and presentation
Ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of formats (e.g. email, technical documentation, instructions)
Effective in a variety of communication settings: one-to-one and in groups; with peers, supervisors, staff and clients; in-person and long distance
Experience developing travel forecasts and developing and validating travel demand models in one or more transportation modeling package (TransCAD, Cube, EMME, and/or VISUM)
Solid understanding of and proficiency with GIS (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.)
Competitive 401(k) with matching, medical with HSA, dental, vision, disability and other insurance coverage
Many other unique benefits including floating holidays, lunch every Wednesday, paid volunteer time, fuel efficient vehicle purchase assistance, transit fare contribution and first-time homebuyer’s down payment assistance
Periodic travel is required. Position will be based in Arlington, Virginia, Evansville, Indiana or Chicago, Illinois. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
RSG creatively applies state-of-the-art data modeling and analytics to transportation planning, market strategy, environmental management, and custom software development, helping organizations make critical decisions with confidence. Since our founding by professors in 1986, RSG has provided actionable insights through the skilled application of innovative techniques and tools to serve a broad portfolio of public and private sector clients locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. RSG is a 100% employee-owned company with an award-winning culture recognized by the Families and Work Institute, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Great Place to Work Institute®. We offer employees excellent benefits, flexible hours, a commitment to creating a sustainable workplace, and opportunities for advancement, and are an equal-opportunity/affirmative-action employer. Please visit www.rsginc.com for more information.