This position requires 1) task and project management support for a small team of experts leading Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Transportation Research Board (TRB), and state departments of transportation (DOT) projects at the intersection of data science and transportation operations, and 2) research and development support for tools, techniques, and guidance to help state DOTs leverage a wide variety of data to improve transportation services delivery and increase safety on our nation’s roadways.
Provide task management and project management support across a wide range of research and program support projects for FHWA and TRB:
Coordinate and manage tasks for 10+ active projects.
Track activities, action items, progress, and deliverable dates.
Provide planning support (coordinate day/time, develop agenda) and participate in regular (weekly, bi-weekly) project meetings with state and federal clients; document discussions and action items.
Develop monthly/quarterly progress reports.
Support research/project tasks:
Contribute to/lead literature reviews.
Support the preparation of technical memos and briefings, project reports, technical reports, and guidance documents.
Support the organization/logistics of workshops, webinars, information-gathering interviews, training, and field tests; participate in these events and document outcomes.
Contribute to the development of case studies, fact sheets, and marketing materials.
Assist outreach to and gathering of data from transportation agencies, partner agencies, and third-parties.
Present or support the presentation of project findings/outcomes to clients, partner and peer agencies, and the broader transportation industry.
Contribute to business development:
Conduct market research.
Support the development of proposals and technical briefings.
Experience working for or with local, state, or federal transportation agencies.
Understanding of traffic/transportation operations concepts.
Familiarity with intelligent transportation systems (ITS); transportation operations program areas such as traffic incident management (TIM), work zone management, road weather management, active transportation and demand management (ATDM); and more broadly, transportation systems management and operations (TSMO).
Familiarity with emerging transportation technologies such as connected and automated vehicles (CAV), micromobility services, and smart cities.
Experience conducting research, conducting/leading literature reviews, and developing technical reports/papers.
Experience interpreting a wide variety of data.
Strong applied mathematics and statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
Understanding of or experience with database management systems.
Master’s Degree in transportation engineering, transportation planning, computer science, mathematics, or related field with 3+ years of experience in transportation or a related technical field.
Conversely, Bachelor’s Degree in transportation engineering, transportation planning, computer science, mathematics, or related field with 5+ years of experience in transportation or a related technical field.
2+ years of progressively responsible task or project management experience.
Ability to quickly get up to speed on projects and be immediately effective.
Excellent organization skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to manage time effectively and to complete assignments on time across multiple ongoing projects with minimal guidance or supervision.
Mastery of Microsoft product suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.)
Desire to join a small, growing team of high-performing experts working on innovative projects that help state and local public transportation agencies improve operations, cost-efficiencies, and roadway safety.
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AEM Corporation is a diversified services company that primarily supports federal agencies and Fortune 500 clients. We employ leading experts in information technology; cybersecurity; data management and analysis; research, development, and evaluation; engineering; technical assistance; marketing and communications; and operations management.
The AEM transportation data science team is a national leader in transportation data management, working with the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and state departments of transportation (DOT) to advance the state of the practice. The team is actively working on research and the development of tools, techniques, and guidance to help transportation agencies leverage a wide variety of data to improve service delivery and increase safety on our nation’s roadways.
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