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MTA Bridges & Tunnels

Senior Manager, Modeling Analysis & Reporting

NYC / Full Time

April 14

Are you curious about people’s travel decisions? Do you enjoy working with data? Are you intrigued by public policy? Then this job is for you…MTA Bridges & Tunnels is seeking a Senior Manager who would be responsible for travel demand modeling, analysis and reporting.

 

The Senior Manager, Modeling Analysis & Reporting will play a critical technical role on the Central Business District Tolling Program (CBDTP) team in their work to develop and implement the first congestion pricing program in the United States, if approved. The Senior Manager will use programming skills and an understanding of travel demand modeling to assist with near-term planning and forecasting, policy research, economic analyses, data collection, and data analytics to support a large body of work related to statutory reporting, as well as other internal and external monitoring and evaluation requirements related to the operations of the CBDTP. The incumbent will be responsible for developing techniques to glean insights from data, apply expertise in data analytics and data mining, establish appropriate performance metrics, develop monitoring process, and develop and design reports to present findings to a variety of audiences. Additionally, the position will be assisting with research and analysis of traffic and transit data, including but not limited to congestion/mobility, safety, environmental impacts, and more. 

Responsibilities

The incumbent will conduct assessments of travel behavior changes and manage, analyze, summarize, and update large datasets. 

  • Support use of the regional MPO demand model including providing technical assistance to model users, troubleshooting results, and solving technical problems around data collection and analysis
  • Facilitate a refresh of existing models and/or create new models to support CBDTP operations
  • Assist with revenue forecasting for potential CBD toll rate schedules or schedule changes including possible exemptions, credits, partial-credits, or caps
  • Oversee and direct the activities of supervised staff, including mentoring and professional development
  • Assist with other program activities as needed including proposals, cost estimates, schedules, budgets, invoicing, etc.


Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in transportation, engineering, economics, computer science, or related discipline 

Six (6) years of experience leading the delivery of projects and solutions for data and analytics; three (3) years of experience working in transportation or related field

Including two (2) years of managerial/supervisory experience 

Excellent data analysis and coding skills to support analytics and data manipulation (R, SQL, Python, GISDK, C++) 

Experience with ArcGIS, TransCAD, VISSIM, AIMSUN, and Synchro

Experience with New York Best Practice Model (NYBPM) and knowledge of Census data (ACS/ CTPP)

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Experience with data collection, statistical analyses (discrete choice models, sampling, regressions, etc.), and surveys

Experience working with socioeconomic and demographic data and/or forecasts

Experience with traffic and/or regional travel demand modeling - including network coding

Excellent project management and/or organizational skills

Excellent research and writing skills; experience writing for a variety of audiences is a plus

Excellent inter-personal, communication, and problem-solving skills

Ability to work in a multi-paced environment


PREFERRED

Advanced degree (i.e., MA, MS, MBA) preferred

Experience with RStudio, Github, Tableau, and Power BI is a plus

Familiar with data governance - knowledge of big data

Familiar with NEPA, SEQRA, CEQR

Familiar with land use models, air quality models (ex. EPA MOVES3), toll optimization, dynamic traffic assignment, freight modeling, and other peripheral ancillary models

Demonstrated ability to evaluate ridership impacts and understanding of travel behavior

Demonstrated ability with complex data analytics, visualization, and spatial analysis

Understanding of technology systems, is a plus


Company Background

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is governed by the Civil Service Rules and Regulations administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). 

Also, as an employee of MTA Bridges & Tunnels you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the State of New York, if your position earns more than $101,379.00 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.


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