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Manager for the Transportation Systems Analysis Group

Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS)


The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a person to manage the Transportation Systems Analysis (TSA) Group. The incumbent provides managerial leadership, oversight, and direction to the TSA Group, which supports the MPO and MassDOT transportation policies, projects, and plans using a comprehensive multimodal model. The manager will work in a fast-paced team environment, providing administrative oversight, guidance, and review of the group’s work on a daily basis. The manager will also contribute to the strategic development and/or expansion of the modeling efforts undertaken by CTPS.

Required knowledge:

  • Travel demand forecasting
  • Transportation planning process
  • Management of staff, budgets, and schedules
  • Understanding of how a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) operates.

A master’s degree in planning, engineering or a related field is required. At least ten years of experience using travel models and supporting regional transportation planning and project-level analysis is needed. Other necessary qualifications include a thorough knowledge of travel demand modeling methods using TransCAD, Voyager, or EMME, along with strong analytical and communication skills. A basic understanding of the federal and state environmental process, NEPA and MEPA in addition to FTA’s New Starts process is required.

Desired abilities:

  • Knowledge of and understanding of how to use and interpret travel demand models. The manager will also work with and advise our Regional Model Development Group on what modeling tools they will need to conduct their work, which will include the development of activity-based models, land use models, and microsimulations.
  • Command of the concepts and analysis associated with multimodal planning processes. Working understanding of the synergy between the different transportation modes, such as transit, highway, walking, and biking in eastern Massachusetts. Understanding of economic, Title VI, and air quality analysis as they relate to the transportation planning process.
  • Ability to provide leadership in a supervisory capacity within a team-based environment and to secure the support and cooperation of the all team members.
  • Knowledge of management and organizational principles and strategies to meet existing and future requirements related to transportation planning work. Ability to apply quality control and assurance procedures to all aspects of group’s products.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, evidenced in reports, proposals, grant applications and public presentations. Knowledge and familiarity with the mission, goals, objectives, and operating principles of the MPO; federal/state government laws, regulations and requirements that govern MPO programs and/or MassDOT projects.

Salary contingent upon qualifications; excellent employee benefit package. All candidates must have a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region and legal authorization (citizenship or visa) to work in the USA. CTPS is an EOE/AA employer. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce and encourage applications from minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others who may contribute to the agency’s diversity.

Respond with resume and cover letter to:

Recruitment Director, CTPS
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116-3968
fax: (617) 570-9192. Email: