Are you passionate about helping public and private decision-makers take on transportation planning and investment challenges? Are you fascinated about how infrastructure affects people and the economy? Do you enjoy using data to analyze how plans for transportation projects, programs, and policies can achieve better outcomes? Are you a self-motivated and creative problem-solver? Do you like working in a lively and engaging environment with like-minded colleagues? If so, we’re looking for someone like you to join our team as a Transportation Planning Analyst in our growing downtown Boston headquarters.
Who You Are
To apply for this position, you need to have:
A degree related to transportation, urban/regional planning, public policy, public administration, business analytics, trade and logistics, data science, regional science, or economics
Excellent English-language written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate concisely and effectively in a business environment
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with clients and others in a research team
Demonstrated experience related to transportation
You should also have experience with planning and policy research methods and the ability to blend qualitative and quantitative analyses. This experience may include, but is not limited to:
Preparing interview and discussion guides and conducting interviews (in person or by phone)
Developing and administering surveys and analyzing survey datasets
Spatial analysis and cartography in QGIS, ArcGIS, or web tools
Programming, survey analytics, and data visualization in R or Python
Basic theories of travel demand forecasting and modeling for various modes and tools
What We Offer You
The opportunity to work on projects that seek to make transportation planning and investment more beneficial to both users and society
Opportunities to learn our leading-edge methods for analyzing the economic benefits and costs of transportation projects, plans, and policies of all sizes and locations across the country
Opportunities to collaborate with other analysts, planners, and economists inside and outside EDR Group and EBP in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Opportunities for career advancement and promotions
Competitive salary and benefits as well as flexible work hours and generous personal time off
Regular opportunities for professional development through internal trainings, mentorship, and professional associations
About Our Boston Headquarters
Our office culture is one in which we strive to support each other in work and life. Strong values, flexibility, and exceptional quality work are just a few of the characteristics we hold in high regard. Our office is a creative space filled with talented people, making it an ideal place to advance your career. We value and support a range of professional development opportunities, including mentorship, training, and professional associations and conferences. We are located just a few minutes’ walk from three T subway lines, Boston’s South Station (commuter rail and Amtrak), and Boston’s vibrant Chinatown, Seaport, and Public Garden. Our building includes bike parking and health club facilities opened in 2019, offered at low rates to building tenants.
How to Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter, and relevant work examples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state in your cover letter: (1) the position for which you are applying, (2) your professional goals and interests, (3) your skills and qualifications for specific roles, (4) your availability to work at our headquarters in downtown Boston, and (5) confirmation of U.S. citizenship or work authorization type and validity period. EDR Group is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer. For more information, email email@example.com.
About EDR Group, an EBP company
Across the nation and around the world, how transportation systems provide access and connections to jobs, commerce, and daily activities is becoming a focal point of infrastructure planning and investment decisions. And for more than two decades, EDR Group, an EBP company, has been at the forefront of developing methods to assess the impact of transportation on productivity and quality of life. This means thinking beyond traditional measures of the value of time and cost savings when planning and designing transportation projects and initiatives by adding a human element to our analyses.
As part of the global firm EBP, we have partner offices around the world, including Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, and Switzerland. We work with our colleagues and clients to prepare for the future, dealing with uncertainty, changing technology and climate risks, and strategic and technical challenges. Our leading-edge methods and products help policymakers and stakeholders make better decisions about investing limited infrastructure dollars.
Further, through our commitment to applying principals of resiliency, sustainability, and state-of-the-art economic analysis to infrastructure invest...ment decisions, we seek to be the employer of choice for like-minded professionals. Our team is expanding to support strong growth as we serve new clients on these exciting topics. We are committed to building a diverse and welcoming team. We have a collaborative culture in which we come together to share ideas and develop methods and products of the highest possible quality.