NREL Transportation Data and Analysis Project Leader IV in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Transportation Data and Analysis Project Leader IV



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Summary

Job Description

Lead transportation data and analysis projects at NREL, including both performing work directly and delegating tasks to junior staff. Activities will include managing large travel activity databases and leveraging these in conjunction with external data sources to analyze how new transportation options impact mobility quality and energy efficiency. Examples of such new transportation options include connected and automated vehicle technologies, transportation network companies and mobility as a service/mobility on demand concepts. Additional specific activities may include:

  • Interfacing with agencies such as metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), state departments of transportation (DOTs) and U.S. DOT to identify datasets for inclusion in NREL’s Transportation Secure Data Center. Supporting growth of internal and external researcher use of these data in addition to on-going growth of the database and data types included.

  • Apply modeling, simulation, analysis and visualization techniques to transportation research projects, and translate results into effective tools and influential communication products tailored to client requests and audience requirements.

  • Interface with project sponsors and support development of research proposals.

Desired Education, Experience and Skills

  • Strong collaboration skills: thrive working in a collaborative team environment but comfortable working independently when necessary.

  • Degrees/backgrounds of particular interest: civil engineering, transportation engineering, data science, computer science, urban planning, geography, statistics, public policy, and behavioral science.

Please include all requested experience and qualification information on the uploaded PDF (or MS Word) copy of your resume.


Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or in relevant discipline. Or, Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or in relevant discipline, and 2 or more years of experience. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Excellent leadership, communication, problem solving and project management skills. Ability to use various computer software programs.


Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate would possess at least some of the following preferred qualifications:

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Experience working with large databases and/or data centers, including archive and/or real-time processing.

  • Familiarity with transportation data, such as travel activity data, traffic data/probe vehicle data, incident data, travel survey methods, statistical analysis and data expansion techniques, land-use data, connected/automated vehicle and infrastructure data.

  • Expertise with transportation modeling, such as multi-resolution transportation network traffic models, the four-step modeling process, and/or activity-based trip generation models.

  • Familiarity with programming languages, database tools, GIS software programs and data visualization tools.

  • Established base of contacts in the transportation survey, data, planning, modeling and analysis communities.

  • Familiarity with behavior/choice modeling, including logit modeling, regression discontinuity, difference-in-difference methods, instrumental variables and/or other econometric techniques.


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