Associate Transportation Analyst

Cambridge Systems

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Location: Remote

Job description: Cambridge Systematics, Inc. is shaping the future of transportation. We are industry leaders, transportation specialists dedicated to ensuring that transportation investments can deliver the best possible results. By providing innovative policy and planning solutions, objective analyses and technology applications, we help our clients anticipate and meet future transportation needs while improving the performance of existing infrastructure and operations. Above all, we are committed to our clients’ success in making transportation better for future generations.

The Planning group provides fully integrated planning and management as well as project development services for our clients. The group encompasses four subgroups: Planning & Management; Freight & Economics; Transit + Shared Mobility; and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) & Technology Planning. We apply our national knowledge and leadership while leveraging the strength of regional expertise to bring experience from across the country and extensive Federal level to intimate understanding of our clients’ needs.

The Analyst conducts qualitative (e.g. research, interviewing outreach and report development) and quantitative (e.g. development of spreadsheet tools, management datasets, GIS mapping and data processing, light coding/scripting) assignments to support efforts such as statewide and regional planning studies, multimodal corridor studies, transit planning projects, financial and economic analysis, transportation policy analysis, asset management and environmental analysis.

The Analyst interfaces with clients and performs business development tasks such as networking and proposal development. They take responsibility for products delivered to clients and take pride in deliverables that reflect well on the clients and on Cambridge Systematics. The Analyst is responsible for managing projects and tasks with support from senior staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Project Delivery
•Produces and delivers exceptional quality work that is thorough, polished, and reflects well on CS •Provides exceptional value-added service to project managers and/or clients and communicates consistently with internal and external team members •Actively listens and seeks to understand client or project manager needs •Meets chargeability expectations

Project Management
•Delivers all projects on-time, on-budget, and to the client or project manager’s satisfaction •Provides constructive and ongoing feedback to project team members •Provides clear direction to all project staff regarding project objectives and their role in achieving them •Develops and implements project delivery plan for each project •Updates project staffing in CS staffing program on time each month •Reviews and submits invoices and progress reports on time

Business Development
•Participates in regional, business unit, and other business development initiative meetings to identify and coordinate BD and marketing activities •Contributes to sound bid/no-bid decisions •Develops effective win themes, teaming strategies, pricing strategies, and technical content for all proposals in area of responsibility •Builds and maintains long-term client relationships and actively listens to their needs •Maintains post-delivery communication with clients to ensure long-term satisfaction and to prospect for repeat/expanded business •Builds strong positive relationships with management, NPLs and senior consultants, and marketing & communications staff to develop winning proposals

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree 5+ years of experience in transportation engineering, planning, or related field
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and GIS
Organized; ability to lead tasks independently
Proficient narrative writing skills Effective presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree
Previous or current project management experience
Freight and/or economics experience/educational background
Grant writing knowledge and/or experience

Experience working with data sets Cambridge Systematics is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a culture in which every voice is valued, where employees have a sense of belonging and connection with one another and to the organization, and they feel empowered to do their best work. We are committed to increasing diversity at all levels within the firm and we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to our open positions.

If you think you have what it takes but aren’t sure you meet all the requirements of this job, we invite you to connect with us. We value all perspectives and life experiences and want to hear about yours.


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