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Planning & Policy Analyst

EDR Group has an opening for a full-time permanent, entry-level analyst with expertise in transportation and economic analysis in our downtown Boston headquarters.

Applicants should have an interest in consulting work related to economic evaluation of transportation projects, programs, and policies. Applicants may also be interested in contributing to EDR Group’s work related to energy systems, non-transportation infrastructure, economic development programs, and strategic planning. A successful candidate will have training or experience in both transportation planning and economic analysis, including wider social and economic benefit assessment. We’re looking for candidates passionate about how infrastructure impacts people and the economy. Specific topics of interest might include:

  • Multimodal project prioritization, programming, and performance management,
  • Economic impact and program evaluation methods,
  • Freight transportation and trade,
  • Emerging technologies and new transportation business models.

Your work may include development of project impact and benefit/cost tools, including online applications for internal and client use (such as TREDIS®). Responsibilities include advising agencies and other firms on tools for project planning, prioritization, and funding decision-making.

Team members will contribute to large-scale research efforts and be responsible for presentation of research findings to clients and professional organizations. 

Candidates should have excellent English speaking and report writing skills, plus an ability to communicate effectively with clients and others in a research team and one of the following:

  • A graduate degree related to transportation, urban/regional planning, public policy, or economics; or
  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience.

In addition, candidates must have experience with one or more of the following:

  • Statistical analysis, econometric modelling, forecasting, or risk analysis,
  • Performance measurement and decision support tools and systems,
  • Experience with QGIS, ArcGIS, or web tools for spatial analysis and mapmaking,
  • Programming and data visualization in R or Python,
  • Familiarity with social and economic determinants of travel and travel behavior,
  • Using regional economic impact tools (e.g. REMI, TREDIS, RIMS II, IMPLAN, etc.).

To apply, please send your resume, along with a cover letter, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please state in your cover letter: (1) which position you are applying for, (2) your goals and interests, (3) your skills and qualifications, (4) your availability for working full-time at our headquarters in downtown Boston, Massachusetts and (5) if you are not a US citizen, the status of any work permit or visa to permit you to work in the US.

For more information:   (617) 338-6775

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