Manager for the Transportation Systems Analysis Group
Central Transportation Planning Staff
May 10, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Civil - Traffic Engineering, Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a qualified candidate to manage the Transportation Systems Analysis (TSA) Group. The incumbent provides managerial leadership, oversight, and direction to the TSA Group, which supports the MPO and MassDOT transportation policies, projects, and plans using a comprehensive multimodal modeling tool. The manager will work in a fast-paced team environment, providing administrative oversight, guidance, and review of the group’s work on a daily basis. The manager will also contribute to the strategic development and/or expansion of the modeling efforts undertaken by CTPS.
Candidates are required to be knowledgeable of and have experience in the following:
Travel demand forecasting
Transportation planning process
Management of staff, budgets, and schedules
Understanding of how a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) operates
A master’s degree in planning, engineering, or a related field is required. At least 10 years of experience using travel models and supporting regional transportation planning and project-level analysis is necessary. Other essential qualifications include a thorough knowledge of travel demand modeling methods using transportation planning software packages such as TransCAD, along with strong analytical and communication skills. A basic understanding of the federal and state environmental process, NEPA and MEPA, in addition to FTA’s New Starts process is required.
Desired abilities are as follows:
Knowledge of and understanding of how to use and interpret travel demand models. The manager will also work with and advise our Regional Model Development Group on what modeling tools they will need to conduct their work, which will include the development of activity-based models, land-use models, and microsimulations.
Command of the concepts and analysis associated with multimodal planning processes. Working understanding of the synergy between the different transportation modes, such as transit, highway, walking, and biking in eastern Massachusetts. Understanding of economic, Title VI, and air quality analysis as they relate to the transportation planning process.
Ability to provide leadership in a supervisory capacity within a team-based environment and to secure the support and cooperation of the all team members.
Knowledge of management and organizational principles and strategies to meet existing and future requirements related to transportation-planning work. Ability to apply quality control and assurance procedures to all aspects of groups products.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, evidenced in reports, proposals, grant applications, and public presentations. Knowledge and familiarity with the mission, goals, objectives, and operating principles of the MPO; federal/state government laws, regulations, and requirements that govern MPO programs and/or MassDOT projects.
About Central Transportation Planning Staff
The staff to the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization is Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS).CTPS was created to develop a permanent resource of expertise in comprehensive, multimodal transportation planning and analysis, to promote interagency cooperation, to ensure consistency among planning efforts, to reduce redundancy, and to fill gaps in the capabilities of MPO members—thus enabling the MPO´s 3C work and other, related work for member agencies to be accomplished efficiently and effectively. Visit our website at www.bostonmpo.org.