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CURRENT JOB OPENINGS (listed in order of closing date)

 
 
WTS is currently searching for a talented manager who will help shape and communicate a professional image for the Association and the Foundation in serving in the newly created role of Executive Director.
 
Taking policy direction from a very active and engaged Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be a team player who is innovative, flexible, trustworthy and transparent in managing the organization's day-to-day operations, finances and member services, and who will fully understand her/his role vis a vis the Board and the WTS members.  ‎
 
The next WTS Executive Director will enhance WTS's image and further its mission by supporting the Board's individual and collective communication with its regional Chapters, Sponsors, Members and the broader transportation industry.  That will require a complete understanding of the relationships that make WTS unique, and rise to the challenges those relationships present -- addressing the needs of current members as well as prospective members and providing them with a value proposition that leverages both current and potential capabilities of WTS to serve them even better.
 
That individual must be a strategic thinker who is fully committed to the vision and mission and will implement the current strategic plan.
 
Candidates will have a proven track record of successful management, finance, operations, fund-raising and foundation experience in a nonprofit membership association, advocacy organization, or transportation-related entity.  
 
S/he must have interpersonal skills that will foster positive relationships with WTS and WTS Foundation Boards, staff, Chapter leadership and corporate sponsor partners. Candidates will have result-oriented experience working directly with Boards, committees and industry partners with a comprehensive understanding of the relationships and respective responsibilities of each.
 
In addition to demonstrating a palpable commitment to the WTS vision and mission, s/he will have excellent oral and written communication abilities with internal and external audiences as well as experience with public relations strategies and emerging social media tools.
 
S/he will have experience with direct supervision, mentoring, developing and building a high-functioning staff team. 
 
A Bachelor’s degree in business, or a related discipline is required, an advanced degree in a similar discipline is preferred.
 
WTS is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits.  For a complete job description and further information on how to apply, go to: www.harrisrand.com  or submit a resume, cover letter and salary history/requirements in confidence to Christopher Boylan, Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search at: cboylan@harrisrand.com.
 
 
 
 
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
Smart Growth America seeks a skilled, experienced Economic Analyst with 2 to 6 years of experience to conduct technical and quantitative analyses regarding a wide variety of issues associated with the built environment and transportation, including economics, housing, real estate development, social equity, and the environment. The Analyst will report to Smart Growth America’s Vice President for Economic Development, and work across a number of SGA programs, including the National TOD Technical Assistance Program, the Economic Development program, and other transportation and community technical assistance programs.
 
Position description
 
An ideal candidate will have a quantitative mindset with exceptional data analysis skills, and background and experience applying this to policy research, along with a dedication to achieving smarter growth. This position will provide evidence-based advice, building on leading-edge research, to policy makers across the country about how and why to build sustainable communities. It will support SGA’s work providing technical assistance in economic development and community revitalization.
 
Professional qualifications
 
A successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in urban planning issues, and care about changing America’s built environment. Candidates should have the confidence and ability to independently design, manage, and conduct multiple research assignments with minimal supervision, while working in a collaborative environment. Candidate should have 2 to 6 years of related experience; a graduate degree in urban planning, economics, real estate, or geography would be ideal. Most importantly, candidates should have a quantitative mindset with exceptional data analysis skills, including the following specific skills:
 
Experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS.
Familiarity with descriptive and inferential statistics (esp. regression analysis), and with statistical packages (SPSS, Stata, R). Ability to apply statistics to inform overall analysis and policy recommendations.
Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data to the most salient points. Familiarity and ability to use key data sets, including familiarity with U.S. Census data, as well as various transportation statistics from US DOT (Bureau of Transportation Statistics), state, local, and MPO data sets. Ability to find key data sets, download and process the data, and prepare data for analysis. Ability to interpret and assess trends in large data sets.
Ability to use MS Excel for moderate to advanced data analysis (pivot tables, macros, moderate-to-advanced Excel functions).
Ability to handle large data sets, and automate repetitive tasks. (For example, fluency in either R or Python would be a means of accomplishing this.) Familiarity with MS Access, databases, and SQL highly desirable.
Ability to explain the results of technical analysis, both orally and in writing, to less technically-trained audiences.
Detail-oriented and motivated to be accurate, with strong writing skills.
Ability to prioritize and efficiently deal with multiple assignments; a “self-starter”, capable of learning on the job when necessary, ability to work in teams.
Responsibilities
 
The position will provide many opportunities for innovative solutions that utilize quantitative and software skills. (For example: Previously, we have written scripts to aggregate Census data and integrate with online mapping platforms.) Typical projects may include:
 
Fiscal analyses of alternative development patterns
Estimating value capture potential for transit-oriented development revenue to finance new transit or other community benefits
Market analyses to determine demand for different development products at a particular development site
Analysis of revitalization plans for a small town downtown
Analysis of impacts of changes of transit routes
Analysis of the economic impacts of a complete streets project
Analyzing metropolitan development and real estate market trends
Developing research proposals including scopes of work and budgets
Writing reports, and preparing and/or delivering presentations
Compensation, location and time frame
 
Salary commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), and paid vacation and sick time.
 
How to apply
 
Please send a resume, cover letter, three references, and two examples of work products (no more than two pages each) to jobs@smartgrowthamerica.org, with “Economic Analyst” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted immediately on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
 
 
 
 
 
Closing Date: Open until Filled
 
As a Senior Civil Engineer, you will be guiding our team to create sustainable multimodal transportation infrastructure in a wide range of contexts from complex roadways and streetscapes in highly urban settings to signature trail projects that highlight and enhance the natural environment. You will assist the Regional Engineering Director by independently managing company projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. You’ll be at the table with clients and colleagues from a variety of disciplines, delivering projects from concept to construction; including stakeholder outreach and charrettes, developing feasibility studies and concept plans, and preparing construction documents for innovative projects throughout the country. You will also be participating in business development and project pursuits, and playing a key role in the firm’s quality initiatives. In an industry that is constantly changing, you’ll be at the forefront of delivering creative solutions to challenging projects.
 
You’ll be great here if:
Making a positive difference in how people get around by foot, bike or car is your passion
You enjoy building strong relationships across disciplines, across offices and with our clients
You revel in mentoring talented team members and fostering a culture of expertise
You are committed to guiding our team to deliver high quality projects on-time and on-budget
You enjoy managing projects and staff teams
You’re motivated to find new clients and solve new challenges
You are detail oriented and have strong organizational skills
You know how to get the message across, whether written, verbal or graphically
 
You’ll need:
A Professional Engineering license
A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in civil/transportation engineering
At least 10 years of engineering experience developing construction documents
At least 2 years serving in a project and/or staff management role
A broad knowledge base in civil engineering (transportation focus)
Specific knowledge of roadway geometric design
Interest in multimodal and active transportation design
General knowledge of project performance metrics and strategies for monitoring them
Proficiency in Computer Automated Design (AutoCAD or MicroStation) and design software (Civil 3D, GEOPAK or InRoads) is a plus
 
We’ll offer you:
The opportunity to manage, design and implement transportation projects that positively and directly affect our communities.
The potential to grow as an engineer and advance in a company that prefers to promote from within
The opportunity to learn first-hand from industry-leading experts
Competitive salary and benefits.
A workplace that practices what it preaches, with engaged colleagues and financial incentives to bike, walk, and use transit on your commute.
 
How to Apply:
If you would like to be considered as a potential candidate for this position, please visit our careers page http://www.tooledesign.com/company/careers and select the corresponding position. Toole Design Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer) and encourages women and minorities to apply. No phone calls, please.    
 
 
 
 
Closing Date: Open until Filled. 
 
As a Senior Traffic Engineer, you’ll use state of the art tools and practices to help create sustainable multimodal transportation networks. You’ll work on a wide spectrum of projects, including road diet feasibility analyses, multimodal traffic studies for new development, traffic signal design, roundabout studies, trail/roadway intersection studies and design, parking studies and design guidance. In an industry that is constantly changing, you’ll be at the forefront of evaluating and testing new ways to measure and quantify the impacts of multimodal improvements beyond conventional motor vehicle Level of Service calculations.
 
You’ll be great here if:
You enjoy using data-driven, multimodal approaches to enhance safety and promote livable communities
You keep the big picture in mind, and take a practical approach to the details to achieve desired project outcomes
You enjoy collaborating across disciplines and offices to do great work for clients
You know how to get the message across, whether written, verbal or graphically
You are detail oriented and have strong organizational skills
You’re motivated to find potential clients and solve new challenges
You deliver high-quality work on time and on budget
 
You’ll need:
A Professional Engineering license; Professional Transportation Operations Engineer (P.T.O.E.) is a plus
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in civil/transportation engineering
At least 8 years of traffic engineering experience
At least 2 years serving in a project management role
Strong proficiency using modeling software such as Synchro
Knowledge of SimTraffic, Highway Capacity Software, SIDRA and VISSIM is preferred
Experience with signal design is a plus
 
We’ll offer you:
The opportunity to improve how all people move, whether on foot, wheelchair, bike, bus, train or car in communities across the country
The potential to grow as an engineer and advance in a company that prefers to promote from within
Competitive salary and benefits
A workplace that practices what it preaches, with engaged colleagues and financial incentives to bike, walk, and use transit on your commute
 
How to Apply:
If you would like to be considered as a potential candidate for this position, please visit our careers page http://www.tooledesign.com/company/careers and select the corresponding position. Toole Design Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer) and encourages women and minorities to apply. No phone calls, please. 
 
 
 
 
Closing Date: Open until Filled. 
 
As a Senior Civil Engineer, you’ll use state of the art tools and practices to help create sustainable multimodal transportation infrastructure projects. As California makes a historic investment in active transportation over the next decade, your work will have a lasting impact on communities across the state. 
You’ll be at the table with clients and colleagues from a variety of disciplines, working on projects from start to finish; including stakeholder outreach and charrettes, developing concept plans, and preparing final design documents for innovative projects throughout the country. In an industry that is constantly changing, you’ll be at the forefront of designing and implementing real solutions.
 
You’ll be great here if:
Making a positive difference in how people get around by foot, bike or car is your passion
You enjoy building strong relationships across disciplines, across offices and with our clients
You know how to get the message across, whether written, verbal or graphically
You love completing transportation construction documents and seeing your projects go in the ground
You are detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills
You enjoy managing projects and staff teams
You’re motivated to find new clients and solve new challenges
You deliver high-quality work on time and on-budget
 
You’ll need:
A Professional Engineering license
A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in civil/transportation engineering
At least 10 years of engineering experience developing construction documents
Proficient in Computer Automated Design (AutoCAD or MicroStation) and design software (Civil 3D, GEOPAK or InRoads)
Interest in multimodal and active transportation design
A broad knowledge base in civil engineering (transportation focus)
Specific knowledge of roadway geometric design
 
We’ll offer you:
The opportunity to manage, design and implement transportation projects that positively and directly affect our communities.
The potential to grow as an engineer and advance in a company that prefers to promote from within
Competitive salary and industry-best benefits.
A workplace that practices what it preaches, with engaged colleagues and financial incentives to bike, walk, and use transit on your commute.
 
How to Apply:
If you would like to be considered as a potential candidate for this position, please visit our careers page http://www.tooledesign.com/company/careers and select the corresponding position. Toole Design Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer) and encourages women and minorities to apply. No phone calls, please. 
 
 
 
 
Closing date: 06/21/2018
 
Description: You will serve as an engineer in the Office of Crash Avoidance Standards. The Office is responsible for planning and implementing motor vehicle crash avoidance safety standards, policy and decisions for motor vehicles used on the Nation’s highways. Assignments involve technical engineering programs concerning the analysis of vehicle safety issues, performance evaluation, and the promulgation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), regulations and/or guidelines dealing with crash avoidance characteristics of motor vehicles. The Office also identifies, recommends, and on occasion, initiates research, development, and testing needed to support the modification or development of standards. There are multiple positions located within the following two divisions:
Visibility and Injury Prevention Division (NRM-210): This division focuses on lighting and visibility performance and non-crash injury and fatality performance of motor vehicle systems and driver/vehicle systems. Engineers work on forward lighting, signal lighting, visibility systems including cameras or mirrors, and other crash avoidance technologies.
Vehicle Dynamics Division (NRM-220): This division focuses on fundamental motor vehicle safety systems for light and heavy vehicles including braking systems, electronic stability control systems, and tires. Engineers also work on activities related to advanced driving assistance systems and automated driving systems.
The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has demonstrated knowledge and expertise involving vehicle safety, technical standards, and possesses sound engineering judgement. The ideal candidate has strong analytical and communication skills. The ideal candidate can manage projects and work cooperatively with stakeholders to improve vehicle safety.
 
To apply visit: 
 
 
NHTSA.NRM-2018-0008
 
NHTSA.NRM-2018-0011
 
NHTSA.NRM-2018-0010
 
 
 
 
Senior Planner, Office of Planning, Strategy Branch
 
Open Until: June 22, 2018
 
We are seeking a planner who possesses a high level of technical fluency and leadership in a broad range of transit and mobility areas including: long-range planning, and/or regional planning, alternatives analysis, project development, corridor planning, access to transit, and/or bicycle and pedestrian planning. The applicant will have strong oral and written communications skills, exhibit flexibility in a constantly changing environment, and be able to represent the Office of Planning within Metro and Metro across the region at a high level of engagement. Graphics skills are a plus.
 
The job can be found at www.wmata.com/about/careers/, (click “View All Jobs”) with a job ID of 180494.
 
 
 
 
Open Until: July 5, 2018
 
This position is located at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Maritime Administration (MARAD), United States Department of Transportation (DOT).  The USMMA is a degree granting four-year institution of higher learning.  The Superintendent occupies a General position in the Senior Executive Service, and reports to the Maritime Administrator.
 
The primary mission of the USMMA is to educate and train individuals as highly qualified licensed merchant marine officers motivated to sail in vessels of the United States.  A secondary mission is to provide a strong general and professional education which will serve as a foundation for leadership responsibilities in the maritime industry and armed forces.
 
This position is responsible for executive leadership and the effective and efficient operation of Academy facilities, developing and promulgating policies and programs for Midshipmen education through Department Heads and other Academy leaders; ensuring academic standards and the physical well-being of Midshipmen; conducting short and long-range planning; and establishing effective communications with all stakeholders.  The incumbent is also responsible for a wide range of resource management and operational support activities.
 
Full vacancy announcement details and instructions on how to apply to this position can be accessed at the following USAJOBS link:
 
 
Additional information about the Academy can be accessed at the following link:
 
 
 
 
 
 
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