The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is the Philadelphia region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. We believe DVRPC is a place to work, learn, and create a career in a professional and stimulating environment that values diversity, innovation, and bringing your best self to work. If your background and experience match the following vacancy in the Office of Transportation Modeling, we would like to hear from you.
DVRPC is seeking a Transportation Modeler/Analyst with good knowledge of computer programming, travel demand modeling, and data analytics to join a vibrant modeling and research team. The Office of Travel Modeling maintains DVRPC’s regional travel simulation models, including a best-in-class trip-based model and a newly developed activity-based model, and applies the models to evaluate the impacts and benefits of various transportation investment and planning scenarios. The Office is also very active in integrating emerging technology and data for model enhancement and analysis. DVRPC’s travel demand models are highly customized, and rely on numerous Python scripts to prepare model inputs and summarize model outputs.
The position will assist the development and enhancement of DVRPC’s regional travel models, and support model applications for various projects. Based on the employee’s experience and desire to learn, assignments may include programming for model development and data analysis; conducting and analyzing travel surveys; preparing travel model inputs such as land use, transportation, demographic and employment data; estimating future demand for the design of individual highway and transit facilities; and calculating travel time, delay, and level-of-service. Work is performed in accordance with well-defined objectives and professional standards under the close technical direction of senior engineers and planners.
Experience & Training
To classify as a Level TE/RA I, a minimum of one year of professional experience in civil engineering, transportation planning, or a related discipline is required. To classify as a Level TE/RA II, a minimum of three years is required. Such experience may have been gained from a combination of experience and training. Training may have been gained through graduation from an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree or a full year of intern or co-operative education experience can be substituted for one year of experience.