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Senior Transportation Economist

Economic Development Research Group (EDR Group) has an immediate opening for a consultant with expertise in economic analysis for transportation projects.

The position involves working as a Project Manager and member of the leadership group for research and consulting in the application of economic impact analysis for transportation projects, policies and plans. Candidate must have training and experience in both transportation planning and economic analysis, including familiarity with travel demand, economic impact, and cost-benefit analysis.

The work will involve assisting in development and application of project impact and benefit/cost tools, as well as working with agencies and consulting firms in the application of those tools for project planning, prioritizing and funding decision-making. Besides technical analysis, it will also involve significant roles in project management, client services, and business development.  This work encompasses freight and passenger rail, air, marine and road transportation modes.  It will also involve ongoing collaboration with others in large-scale research efforts, and presentation of research findings to clients and professional organizations.

There are four specific requirements:

1. Education -- a Masters Degree or equivalent in economics, transportation planning, urban/regional planning or public policy;

2. Work Experience -- at least eight years of work in a transportation planning agency, or consulting providing services to such agencies for transportation planning and economic evaluation); this experience must include project management, business development, technical analysis and consultant/client interaction;

3. Technical Knowledge -- Familiarity with (and experience applying) both travel demand models and economic (impact and benefit/cost) analysis methods; Experience with use of statistic analysis, economic base analysis, risk analysis, databases and decision support systems is also highly desired;

4. Communications -- Excellent English speaking and report writing skills, plus an ability to communicate effectively with clients and others in a research team;

To apply, please send your resume, along with a cover letter that clarifies (1) your personal goals and interests, (2) your skills and qualifications for this job, and (3) your availability for working full time at our headquarters in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. If you are not a US citizen, then please describe the status of any work permit or visa to permit you to work in the US.

You may send it via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , via fax to 1-617-338-1174, or via regular mail to: Economic Development Research Group, 155 Federal St, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02110