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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R2101616

Transportation Data Specialist

Transportation Data Specialist

About ICF - Transportation Practice

ICF’s Transportation Practice specializes in addressing complex planning, policy, and program issues at the nexus of transportation and the environment, energy, and communities. ICF’s work focuses on integrated approaches that support sustainable transportation decisions, addressing mobility, safety, environmental, social, and economic effects of transportation. Our work includes strategic planning, research, policy analysis, outreach, training, and program evaluation for federal, state, and local governments, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Transportation Research Board, state transportation and environmental agencies, and metropolitan planning organizations. Our work often includes evaluating the impacts of infrastructure projects, pilots, programs, and government policies; developing guidebooks and strategic planning resources; and documenting best practices related to integrated planning, transportation operations, and the environment. 

Projects will be conducted for clients at the U.S. Department of Transportation as well as state, regional, and local transportation agencies. The successful candidate will have an interest in multimodal transportation systems and innovative approaches to mobility, with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Conceptualizing, developing, and implementing performance-based and data-driven transportation research

  • Survey instrument design and analysis of survey data using statistical inference techniques and software such as Qualtrics, SPSS, SAS, and R

  • Conducting qualitative research using techniques such as expert interviews and focus groups

  • Performing geospatial analysis and proficient in the use of Geographic Information System tools

  • Use of scripting languages and software coding and use of software packages such as ESRI’s ArcGIS suite, QGIS, TransCAD, Cube Voyager, or Python, as well as Excel macro development

  • Transportation data related to multimodal, passenger, and/or freight travel and traffic flow, with the ability to conduct complex data analysis and visualization

  • Visualization of transportation data and development of interactive dashboards in software such as Tableau, Power BI, etc.

  • Transportation system performance analysis concepts, including the analysis of system performance data and probe data such as RITIS NPMRDS, INRIX, and ATRI

  • Transportation-land use relationships and research related to the impacts of transportation demand management strategies on travel

The candidate will work directly with clients and senior staff, as well as internal and external experts in their field of expertise. This position offers significant potential for professional growth and advancement.

The Transportation Data Specialist will work from our Fairfax, Virginia; Portland, Oregon; Cambridge, Massachusetts; San Francisco, California; Los Angeles, California; or San Diego, California office locations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop preliminary drafts of project materials in collaboration with senior staff team members based on research of transportation-related topics.

  • Contributing to the development of innovative, accurate, timely, and high quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff

  • Communicating with clients and external team members and stakeholders to develop project materials.

  • Ensuring high quality final presentation of project materials such as reports, white papers, presentations, and briefs for Federal, State, and local clients. This includes managing comments and executing suggested edits from project stakeholders.

  • Providing meeting support, including preparing materials, on-site attendance (when applicable) or remote hosting and technical support through virtual platforms, taking notes, and assembling post-meeting summary documents.

  • Assisting with planning the logistics for meetings, workshops and peer exchanges, including contacting and coordinating with potential participants, identifying and booking host venues (when applicable for in-person events), processing travel reimbursements, etc.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering, transportation, urban planning or related field

  • 2 to 5 years of experience in transportation data analysis, transportation planning, transportation economics, survey research, or transportation system management and operations

  • Strong oral/written communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency with analytical tools and techniques including statistical inference, geospatial analysis, tabular data analysis, and data visualization (e.g., R, Python, Excel, QGIS, PowerBI, etc.).

  • Proficiency with word processing, presentation, virtual meeting software, and web applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Skype, Slack, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.).

Preferred Experience

  • Experience conducting transportation projects for US DOT, TRB, state DOTs, MPOs, transit agencies, and/or other public sector transportation agencies

  • Work, internship, or coursework experience in emerging transportation technologies including automated, connected, electric, and shared transportation, especially federal, state, and regional policies and programs

  • Government consulting experience

Required Professional Skills

  • Effective research skills

  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks or projects and ability to carry out multiple tasks under tight or sometimes conflicting deadlines.

  • Ability to capture meeting discussions in writing and synthesize those discussions into trackable actions.

  • High level of attention to detail and work quality

  • Ability to work well both in teams and independently

  • Initiative and understanding to anticipate and respond to client and project needs

  • Ability to work on multiple projects under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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