Research Director: Travel Behavior

Department: TransportMR Group
Location: Arlington, VA

RSG is seeking an experienced Research Director to join our transportation survey research consulting practice. This position will be based in our Arlington, VA or in another existing RSG office.


You lead travel behavior research through household-based studies for metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation and the U.S. Department of Transportation. You manage the design, administration, and analysis of travel surveys across a variety of topics and methods, including household travel studies, longitudinal panel surveys, long-distance travel and non-motorized travel studies. As a part of a growing team that is developing and implementing market changing innovative approaches to travel behavior research, you work in partnership with RSG’s model development and software engineering teams.

In addition to managing research studies and project teams, you develop new business and clients for the Transportation Market Research Practice. You discuss upcoming needs with clients, write proposals, assemble the project team, develop scope and budgets for technical work, etc. You deliver high quality work that contributes to growth of larger/longer client relationships, fosters strong connections with senior client management, leading to expansion of existing client relationships. You contribute to papers or case studies to publish or present at conferences, in journals or other venues.

As a member of our growing firm, you are a team player who has good interpersonal skills to represent the company including being able to negotiate contracts and communicate complex technical materials in concise and meaningful ways to project team members and clients. You are a resourceful, proactive, clear and creative thinker, dedicated to high quality work.




Periodic travel is required. Periodic travel is required. Position is based in Arlington, Virginia. Placement in another RSG office may be considered based upon candidate qualifications.

RSG is not currently accepting H-1B applicants for this position. EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled.

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