Modeler

By | June 12, 2021

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Job Description:Division Transportation Planning & Policy Department Research & Analytics A career at TransLink and our family of companies means working with people with a wide range of skills and perspectives, all teaming up towards a common goal: preserving and enhancing the region’s world-envied quality of life. Together, we connect the region and enhance its livability by providing a sustainable transit and transportation network, embraced by our communities and people. At TransLink we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace, recognizing the unique value and skills every individual brings. Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can make a difference in a vibrant city? At TransLink, one of BC’s Top Employers, you’ll help make Metro Vancouver a better place to live. Responsibilities PRIMARY PURPOSE Contributes to internal and external development efforts of models and sub-models within the Regional Transportation Modelling (RTM) system, providing technical expertise to projects related to transportation policy and forecasting, in an integrated, multi-modal environment. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Assists in the development of the Regional Transportation Model (RTM) system to evaluate transportation demand and system performance. • Analyzes the results from the model to establish and summarize technical findings. Applies the findings to produce transportation reports / forecasts supporting decision making in transportation planning and strategic business decisions. • Supports application efforts of the regional transportation model to support decision making towards transportation planning, strategic plans, policies, and project development initiatives. • Identifies planning risks and opportunities based on analysis of transport data, trends, and issues. Alerts Senior Transportation Planner and Manager to critical issues. • Participates in collaborative information sharing, problem solving and decision-making with other planning staff across the division. Develops technical reports and delivers presentations for both internal and external stakeholders. • Establishes and maintains working relationships with counterparts in business units across the enterprise, as well as external stakeholders and consultants to understand client needs from the models and communicate model requirements, capabilities and results. • Provides technical support and advice to municipal/provincial working teams and advisory committees. Provides technical guidance to junior planning staff where applicable. Qualifications EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE The requirements for this job are acquired through completion of a Master’s degree in a related discipline with strong emphasis on quantitative research, forecasting and other transportation analytics methods, plus three (3) years of experience developing and applying regional transportation models in either the private or public sectors. OTHER REQUIREMENTS • Strong working knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, methods, standards and techniques pertaining to transportation modeling, forecasting, analysis, and statistics. • Solid analytical, critical-thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills including the ability to identify and communicate transportation planning risks and opportunities in an integrated, multi-disciplinary environment; includes skills to analyze transport data, trends and issues • Good working knowledge in the use of computerized packages such as EMME, TransCAD, VISUM, STATA, A-logit and R as well as experience in programming in Python. • Solid written and verbal communication skills to be able to deliver presentations and write memos and reports • Solid interpersonal skills including the ability to build trust by consulting with others and applying a team approach as needed to achieve solutions. Other Information The position will benefit from advanced coding capabilities in Python, R, SQL and/or other languages. In addition, advanced knowledge and experience in estimation of discrete choice, regression and time-series econometric models would be desirable. Work Schedule 37.5 hours per week. Rate of Pay Salary: $68,564 – $85,705 per annum. Total Compensation Package The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Dental, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer. How to Apply INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one PDF document prior to uploading your application on-line. If you are a current employee of TransLink, Coast Mountain Bus Company, BC Rapid Transit Company, or Transit Police, please apply internally. RECRUITMENT PROCESS: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions. The personal information requested on this employment application and during the recruitment process is collected by the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) pursuant to section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (British Columbia). The information is required to assist in the selection and recruitment of employees and forms a basis for determining employment suitability. In the case of successful applicants, the information will be used by TransLink as part of your employment documentation and to confirm that you satisfy any applicable employment requirements. Please direct any questions regarding the collection of this information to TransLink Privacy Officer, 287 Nelson’s Court, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0E7 (Tel: 778-375-7500). By submitting an application, I confirm that I have read and understand the information presented here and certify that the answers given by me on this employment application and during the recruitment process are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that providing inaccurate or incomplete information on this application or during the recruitment process will be cause for my disqualification from the recruitment process or, in the event of hire, will constitute grounds for termination of my employment. I understand that TransLink reserves the right to retain all documentation provided by me, the applicant. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills and perspectives. Job ID: 29452056
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