Transportation Travel Demand Modeler


Neel-Schaffer is accepting applications from qualified persons for the job of Transportation Travel Demand Modeler. This is a fulltime position, based in the firm’s Lafayette (LA) office.

Neel-Schaffer is a multi-disciplined Engineering and Planning firm with 36 offices across nine Southeastern states. Neel-Schaffer offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including health insurance and a generous 401(k) match.

Duties for this position will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Developing and applying travel demand models for transportation planning utilizing TransCAD, CUBE and possibly other related software.
  • Collecting and analyzing traffic and survey data.
  • Calibrating and validating regional travel demand models including mode choice modeling.
  • Performing sensitivity/stress tests.
  • Developing tools to analyze and summarize traffic modeling databases.
  • Performing due diligence, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures on various phases of studies.
  • Writing sections of reports describing work completed, processes used, results observed and support/justification for any recommendations and conclusions.
  • Assisting project managers with tasks by completing them within deadlines and budget requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban, community or regional planning or related discipline.
  • Six years of related experience with Bachelor’s degree or five years of experience with Master’s degree.
  • Domestic travel may be required, mostly in the South/Southeast US. The frequency of travel is contingent on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications

  • AICP, PTP, PE, or approved certification in a related field.
  • Toll Modeling
  • Conducting mesoscopic and micro-simulation modeling including base year model calibration and future year model volume.
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS

Equal Opportunity Employer