EBP, an international consulting firm, provides strategic planning, policy research and development, and economic analysis for a broad range of clients, including companies, research programs, the federal government, economic development organizations, NGOs, state DOTs, MPOs, transit agencies, ports, and airport authorities.
Data Analyst-Transportation, Economics & Planning Focus
Our analysts contribute to projects in areas such as:
- Interactions between infrastructure, land use, and economic development
- Scenario planning, especially for long range multimodal, freight, rail, and resiliency plans
- Research on equity and differences in needs and impacts across subpopulations/communities
- Financial and economic models leveraging inter-industry relationships and characteristics
- Performance management, metrics, and reporting, including accessibility measures
We seek people with the following qualifications and characteristics:
- A degree related to transportation, urban/regional planning, geography, data science, economics, or public policy
- Skilled in programming/scripting, ideally in R
- Experienced with statistical analysis, econometric modelling (especially discrete choice models), and forecasting
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
- Ability to stay organized while balancing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
- Excellent English-language written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate concisely and effectively
- Interest in planning and policy research and the ability to blend qualitative and quantitative analyses
- Curiosity and willingness to delve into unfamiliar topics and to learn new skills
- Experience in one or more of the following areas is beneficial:
- Spatial analysis using ArcGIS or QGIS
- Data visualization
- Benefit-cost analysis
- Analyzing survey datasets with accurate weights and linkages to supporting data
- Travel demand forecasting and modeling, and traffic simulation tools for various models
This is an early-career position designed for candidates who would like to grow with EBP.
What We Offer You
- The opportunity to help make transportation planning and investment more beneficial to society
- Opportunities to learn our cutting-edge methods for analyzing the economic benefits and costs of projects, plans, and policies of all sizes and locations across the country/globe
- A collaborative and dynamic environment in which you will work with other analysts, planners, and economists inside and outside EBP
- Opportunities for career advancement and promotions
- Competitive salary and benefits as well as flexible work hours and generous personal time off
- Regular opportunities for professional development through coaching, internal training, conference attendance, and professional associations
Work Culture and Location
We strive to support one another in work and in life. Strong values, flexibility, and exceptional quality work are just a few of the characteristics we hold in high regard. We take time to connect through shared activities like Lunch and Learns, Wellness Wednesdays, Friday morning coffee hours, and retreats. Teamwork and collaboration are important components of our ability to deliver high quality work to clients.
Our team is headquartered in Boston, just a few minutes’ walk from three T subway lines, Boston’s South Station (commuter rail and Amtrak), and Boston’s vibrant downtown, Chinatown, Seaport, and Public Garden areas. Our building includes bike parking and health club facilities. Our office is a creative space filled with talented people. We also have remote staff located across the county who stay connected through regular visits to our headquarters and our team’s use of Microsoft Teams. We are operating in a hybrid environment of both in-office and remote collaboration. EBP’s Boston-area staff generally work at least two days per week in the office.
The person filling this position will be invited to join our staff in our downtown Boston headquarters, but we are also open to remote work arrangements for those who reside outside of the Boston metropolitan region. Any new hire will be expected to travel to Boston at the start of the position for a week of on-boarding and, if not based in Boston, to visit our headquarters 3-4 times per year.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and two work examples to email@example.com.
In your cover letter, please describe: (1) your professional goals and interests, (2) your technical skills and qualifications, (3) notable examples of your research or client-oriented project experience, and (4) confirmation of U.S. citizenship or work authorization type and validity period.
Your work examples should include (1) a writing sample showing narrative presentation of analysis and (2) a code sample (preferably in R) with any supporting documentation.
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