Travel Modeler/Data Scientist

Department: Forecasting
Location: Arlington, VA

RSG seeks a talented and versatile Travel Modeler / Data Scientist to develop next generation travel forecasting models and data products in one of the following offices: Arlington, VA; Chicago, IL; Evansville, IN.


You have an extensive variety of interesting work across the U.S., helping produce data products and forecasting tools to support government transportation agencies as they navigate the rapidly evolving world of smart mobility. You work with a variety of different types of datasets including smartphone travel surveys, massive passively-collected location data, commercial marketing data, public demographic data, and geospatial data. Your work encompasses everything from data processing, cleaning and validation, to data reconciliation and expansion, to classical statistical analysis and model estimation, and application of contemporary machine learning algorithms. You also implement, debug, calibrate, and apply both traditional trip-based and advanced activity-based travel models as well as next generation data driven techniques, founded on your data analysis.

You are a self-motivated team player who has practical skills in data processing and analysis, scripting, statistics, conducting travel model implementation and application, and preparing written documentation. You have a solid foundation in the theoretical concepts of travel forecasting, network modeling, statistics, and data analysis. You work well with clients and possess good interpersonal skills to represent the company, including being amiable; being able to communicate complex, technical materials in concise and meaningful ways that non-technical people would understand; participating in meetings; and providing training. You are a resourceful, clear and creative thinker, dedicated to high quality work. You have the desire to develop ‘best in class’ data products and forecasting tools; the ability to manage a project on time, on budget and to client satisfaction; and good technical judgment.




Periodic travel is required. Position will be based in Arlington, Virginia, Evansville, Indiana or Chicago, Illinois. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled.

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