Transportation Analyst / Data Scientist

Department: Forecasting
Location: San Diego, CA

RSG seeks a talented and versatile Transportation Analyst / Data Scientist to help cities and regions understand the evolving transportation landscape in our San Diego, California Office 



You have an extensive variety of interesting work across the U.S., helping produce data products and forecasting tools to support cities and communities as they navigate the rapidly evolving world of transportation choices. You have a passion for the vibrancy of cities, and you’ll help cities make data-driven choices about transportation investments and land use choices. 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 urban planning, travel forecasting,  statistics, and data analysis. Most importantly, you have good technical judgment and represent the company as a team player who is a resourceful, clear and creative thinker, dedicated to developing innovative “best in class” models, software and forecasts. 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; and participating in meetings. 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. 


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a technical field, such as data science, urban planning,  computer science, economics, finance, or mathematics 
  • 0-3 years of experience and demonstrated skill in data science, or similar field using advanced analytic methods and tools 
  • Solid understanding of and proficiency with Python (pandas, numpy, scipy, scikit-learn), R and/or SQL  
  • Efficient manager of workflows and processes with the proven ability to manage multiple competing projects, priorities, and deadlines 
  • Proficient in statistical analysis, data management, and presentation 
  • Ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of formats (e.g. email, technical documentation, instructions) 
  • Effective in a variety of communication settings: one-to-one and in groups; with peers, supervisors, staff and clients; in-person and long distance. 
  •  Experience applying and interpreting travel forecasts particularly around transit usage.  
  • Proficiency using network analysis software  such as TransCAD, Cube, EMME, and/or VISUM and their associated scripting languages 
  • Solid understanding and experience applying open-source GIS packages (e.g., OSGeo, QGIS, GeoPandas, etc.) 
  • Experience with software development tools such as GitHub, version control, issue tracking, testing, etc. 
  • Understanding of statistical analysis/database software/packages (e.g., SQL, SPSS, scikit-learn, R, SAS) 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects successfully 
  • Solid background, formal or informal, in urban planning theory 
  • Spanish Proficiency or Fluency 



  • 100% employee-owned company with employee stock ownership plan 
  • Award winning culture and workplace flexibility:, 
  • Competitive 401(k) with matching, medical with HSA, dental, vision, disability and other insurance coverage 
  • Many other unique benefits including floating holidays, lunch every Wednesday, paid volunteer time, fuel efficient vehicle purchase assistance, transit fare contribution and first-time homebuyer’s down payment assistance 

Periodic travel is required. Position will be based in San Diego, CA. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled.  


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