Economic Development Research Group (EDR Group) has an immediate opening for a consultant with expertise in economic analysis for transportation and in economic modeling tools and methods.
The position involves consulting in the application of economic impact analysis and other economic evaluation techniques to transportation projects, programs and policies. A successful candidate will have training and experience in both transportation planning or engineering, and economic analysis, including familiarity with travel demand, economic impact analysis, and cost-benefit analysis. A responsibility of the position will be providing clients with economic impact analyses of major projects and programs of work.
The work will also involve assisting in development of project impact and benefit/cost tools, including Excel- and Access-based deliverables and online applications. Experience in defining requirements for economic systems and software tools is highly desired. These responsibilities include advising agencies and consulting firms in the application of company tools for project planning, prioritization, and funding decision-making. This work encompasses freight and passenger rail, air, marine and road transportation modes. It will also involve ongoing collaboration in large-scale research efforts, and presentation of research findings to clients and professional organizations. Required Qualifications:
* A Master’s Degree or equivalent in economics, transportation engineering, or urban/regional planning, or at least two (2) years of work in equivalent fields; and
* Excellent English speaking and report writing skills, plus an ability to communicate effectively with clients and others in a research team.
Preferred Technical Knowledge:
* Familiarity with economic data, including economic development trends and drivers and socioeconomic determinants of travel;
* Familiarity with freight and trade data sources and models, and freight and logistics research;
* Experience applying travel demand models and economic (impact and benefit/cost) analysis methods, and analyzing travel data from a wide variety of sources;
* Experience using regional economic impact tools (e.g. REMI, TREDIS, RIMS II, IMPLAN, etc.); and