AECOM Transportation Planner – Modeling, Research, and Analysis in San Jose, California

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Transportation Planner – Modeling, Research, and Analysis

United States of America - California

San Jose

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Transportation Planner to work with a team of highly-motivated planners, engineers, as well as professionals in GIS and data analytics, within the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s Transportation Planning group. S/he will have opportunities to work on regional planning studies, multimodal corridor studies, transit planning initiatives, transportation policy analyses, and environmental impact analyses, among others. S/he will be applying a countywide trip-based travel demand model to perform travel forecasts, analyze travel model results, and assess the impacts of infrastructure investments and transportation and land-use policies. The transportation planner will also engage in the development and testing of the next generation of the countywide model, which is an Activity-Based Model designed to be more sensitive to a broader range of planning strategies and policies.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning/engineering, urban planning, engineering, environmental science/management, operations research, computer science, economics (with an emphasis on econometrics), or a related field.

  • 3+ years' professional experience in the field of transportation planning, traffic engineering, or related experience with an emphasis on modeling and simulation.

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

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

  • Programming skills in Java, Python, or other computing languages.

  • Familiarity with statistical analysis methods and procedures for transportation analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in one of the disciplines described above.

  • Experience in the application and development of Activity-Based models.

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

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

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

  • Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications, such as ESRI suite and QGIS.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category Planning

Business Group

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 180868BR

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.