Steer - Transportation Modeling Lead

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Mario Scott
Steer - Transportation Modeling Lead


Location: California preferred (Los Angeles/Bay Area) but East Coast location will be considered

Steer is seeking an experienced individual who brings modeling expertise and leadership to help grow our North America market, particularly in California and the West Coast.  

You will have over 10 years experience in the transportation industry, developing complex, multi-modal strategic modeling tools for rail, transit and toll road projects. You will have extensive experience overseeing and leading diverse modeling/analytical teams, finding solutions to various challenges and preparing appraisals and data reports for a range of projects and clients. Mentoring and training our team will also be an important aspect of the role. Strong technical writing and presenting skills are critical to the success of this position.

We will provide support to guide your progress and provide business and technical training to support your career development. You will also have an opportunity to develop innovative solutions and grow our business.

Candidates will be required to:

  • Take on a lead role overseeing complex demand/revenue models and related analytical tasks using a range of technical tools;
  •  Work collaboratively with colleagues across the business to provide high-quality consulting and differentiated services to our clients;
  • Grow our transportation modeling portfolio both in terms of revenues generated and breadth of clients;
  • Supervise and mentor junior members across Steer; and
  • Contribute to effective project performance on both financial and behavioral measures.

Requirements for this role:

Ideal candidates will demonstrate that they meet several of the qualifications below:

  • Experience in a senior position in the transportation sector, through consultancy and/or public sector;
  • Success leading transportation modeling and other projects, in particular those in the rail/transit, toll road sectors – experience in the aviation sector would be valuable;
  • Proven experience building and overseeing technical analysis workstreams, including demand/revenue and economic models, with robust outputs including forecasts, estimates and technical notes
  • Experience with key technical tools commonly used in the transportation industry such as:
  • Network modeling (TransCAD, Cube, Emme);
  • Spreadsheet modeling (Excel including VBA);
  • Statistical analysis (Python, R, Stata);
  • Understanding and application of land use modeling tools will be valuable;
  • Knowledge of GIS software will be valuable;
  • Knowledge of choice model estimation packages such as ALOGIT, NLOGIT, BIOGEME will be valuable;
  • Relevant technical experience beyond demand modeling (e.g. operations, capital planning, service planning, financial analysis etc.) involving major rail or transit systems will be valuable;
  • Ability to explain complicated concepts clearly and concisely;
  • Desire to collaborate and innovate with many different teams;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • An existing right to work in the United States; and
  •  Proficiency in languages of other countries where Steer conducts business (especially Spanish or French), would be advantageous but are not required