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Senior Travel Demand Modeler

at CDM Smith Inc.

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Reference #: 1388264
Keywords: travel

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*This position can be based in any of our Southern California offices.
CDM Smith has an exciting opportunity to be our technical leader for complex regional travel demand model development and application in California. In this role you will lead development and application of four-step travel demand models for transportation planning and traffic and toll revenue analysis in TransCAD and Cube. Opportunities to work with activity based models will be critical for future assignments. Duties will also include leading technical project teams in:
-Calibrating and validating highway assignment model.
-Collecting and analyzing traffic and survey data.
-Conducting micro-simulation modeling, including base year model calibration and future year model volume delay function validation in support of HOT/ managed lane analyses. Performing sensitivity/stress tests.
-Analyzing and interpreting the impacts of different factors on toll transactions and revenue.
-Developing tools to analyze and summarize traffic modeling databases.
-Performing research on toll financing, congestion pricing, value of reliability, value of time and multinomial logit model.
-Conducting interchange justification studies, signal design, signal timing and capacity analyses using highway capacity manual.
-Performing due diligence, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures on various phases of studies.
-Applying risk modeling procedures to develop baseline, midline and modified scenarios by understanding the uncertainty and variability in critical input parameters.
-Writing sections of reports describing work completed, processes used, results observed and support/justification for any recommendations and conclusions.
-Assisting project managers with tasks by completing them within deadlines and budget requirements.

Job Title
Senior Travel Demand Modeler


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Minimum Qualifications
-Education: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, urban, community or regional planning or related discipline. AICP, PTP, PE, CEP or approved certification in a related field. Or Master's degree in civil engineering, urban, community or regional planning or related discipline.
-Experience: 10 years of related experience with Bachelors degree or 9 years of experience with Masters degree.
-Travel: Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications
-Knowledge of the Four-Step Travel Demand Modeling Process.
-Activity based modeling experience.
-Experience with SCAG and SANDAG models.
-Managed lane modeling experience.
-Modeling team leadership.
-Experience with data analytics of large data sets.
-Modeling experience with one or more software packages such as TransCAD / GISDK script and/or CUBE / Voyager script
-VISSIM, Highway Capacity Software (HCS), and Synchro/SimTraffic experience will be a plus.

EEO Statement
We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?
CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location
California - Irvine

Agency Disclaimer
All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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