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AECOM Transportation Modeler in San Jose, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced Transportation Modeler to join its team to work with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Travel Demand Modeling, Geospatial Analytics, and Research Group which continues to embark on new initiatives to improve and expand its current forecasting capabilities.

AECOM is seeking an experienced Transportation Modeler to join its team to work with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Travel Demand Modeling, Geospatial Analytics, and Research Group which continues to embark on new initiatives to improve and expand its current forecasting capabilities.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Develop and validates regional highway and transit networks in VTA Travel Demand Model using Citilabs Cube Voyager.

  • Apply VTA’s current trip-based travel demand model (in Citilabs Cube Voyager) to analyze the impacts of proposed transportation infrastructure investments on congestion relief, transit ridership, mobility, accessibility, environmental quality, equity, and other performance measures.

  • Apply VTA’s current trip-based travel demand model to quantify the impacts of transportation and land-use policies using metrics described above.

  • Analyze transportation Big Data, such as NPMRDS and HPMS, and large-scale demographic and travel survey data (such as California State Household Travel Survey, American Community Survey, etc.) using SQL, R, and Tableau.

  • Develop codes (Python, SQL, JAVA, etc.) to automate travel demand model calibration and validation processes.

  • Conduct statistical analyses to test hypothesis and develop behavior models as they relate to travel behavior modeling.

  • Apply VTA’ new Activity-Based Model in the CT-RAMP framework to conduct testing and sensitivity analyses as VTA transitions from the current trip-based model to the new activity-based model.

  • Develop interactive GIS-based visualization tools, using R Shiny, R Markdown, Leaflet, or other applicable technologies to display inputs and outputs of travel demand models and data pertaining to transportation planning.

  • Present results of technical analyses in project meetings

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, civil engineering, environmental

science/engineering, operations research, statistics, data science, computer science, economics (with an emphasis on econometrics), urban planning (with a focus on data science) or a related field

  • 2+ years of professional experience in the field of transportation planning, traffic engineering, or related experience with an emphasis on modeling

and simulation. A Master’s Degree may substitute for one year of the required experience.

  • Solid understanding of the theories, principles, and practices of travel demand forecasting

  • Demonstrated experience in developing travel forecasts and/or calibrating/validating travel demand models in one or more transportation modeling package (e.g., Cube, EMME, TransCAD, or VISUM)

  • Programming skills in Python, Java, C++, or other computing languages

  • Experience in using statistical analysis/database software (e.g., SQL, R, PostsgreSQL)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in the disciplines described above

  • Demonstrated experience in Dynamic Traffic Assignment models

  • Solid understanding of discrete choice models

  • Demonstrated experience in the application and/or development of Activity- Based Models in the framework of CT-RAMP, DaySim, or ActivitySim

  • Demonstrated experience in the application of land-use modeling (e.g., Cube Land, UrbanSim, PECAS)

  • Understanding of survey methodologies and experience in analyzing travel survey data

  • Experience in travel demand model estimation

Additional Details:

  • Relocation is available for this position

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Position will be required to be on site in San Jose, CA

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 265661BR

Additional Locations US - San Jose , CA 95113 4 N. Second Street, Suite 675

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.