Your talent is the key to our success! Join the Travel Demand Forecasting team as a Sr. Transportation Planner- Modeling & Analysis.
You will be working with planners, engineers, other modelers, and GIS professionals who are passionate about making our region a more sustainable and equitable place. You will support VTA (the transportation planning and programming authority & the transit operator for Santa Clara County) in its efforts to develop and maintain a bi-county travel demand model. You will be directly involved in developing and stress-testing a new activity-based travel demand model (ABM). Before the ABM is deployed, you will use the current model to support a wide range of planning and engineering activities, from BART Extension to its related transit-oriented community studies to express lane studies to the development of countywide long-range plans. As our team strives to continuously improve our model and other analytical tools, you will research and implement new ideas to enhance and expand our forecasting capabilities.
The San Francisco Bay Area is a dynamic, vibrant, and culturally-diverse region that offers businesses and resident’s prosperity and an enriching quality of life. Great weather, safe neighborhoods, and easy access to the nature make the region a great place to live and work.
Under direction, a Senior Transportation Planner – Modeling and Analysis supervises professional planners, and consultants and carries out activities related with the development, revision, and calibration of regional multi-modal networks and models.
This classification is the first supervisory level with responsibility for developing travel demand models; travel forecasting and analysis of transportation system performance; analyzing household travel surveys and decennial census data; preparing technical documentation of work performed; compiling and analyzing data; responding to information requests; and representing VTA at project technical committees.
Classification Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
Training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in transportation planning/engineering, urban planning, or a related field and 4 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of transportation planning, traffic engineering, transportation data analysis, or related experience with an emphasis on network and demand model simulation.
A Masters Degree maybe substituted for one year of the required experience.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is an independent special district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region. VTA is responsible for bus, light rail and paratransit operations and also serves as the county’s congestion management agency. As such, VTA is responsible for countywide transportation planning, including congestion management issues, specific highway improvement projects, pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects, and provides these services throughout the county, including the municipalities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. VTA continually builds partnerships to deliver transportation solutions that meet the evolving mobility needs of Santa Clara County.