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As Big Data becomes ubiquitous, our focus at Fehr & Peers is on providing our clients with the right data and developing the right analytics to help answer their more challenging questions and to ensure their plans are resilient to a rapidly-changing future. We offer consulting services to the most advanced transportation technology companies and transportation agencies in the country. Because Fehr & Peers is such a data-driven company, our data scientists play a crucial role by uncovering the potential uses/biases from data sources or collection methods and clearly communicating key insights.

A Data Scientist at Fehr & Peers will…

Work closely with project managers and engineers/planners to devise appropriate analysis methods and metrics, design robust and efficient processes, build visualizations, and tackle hard, open-ended problems that uncover opportunities for our clients.

Develop tools and coordinate with our IT staff to evaluate and implement infrastructure to scale and automate the analyses that enable effective achievement of our most common tasks.

Meet the Team…

Nathan

Transportation Engineer/Planner

I see the transportation industry rapidly evolving to include new techniques to evaluate large data sets, web-based visualizations, and an increased availability in data sources. We strive to combine all of these to provide the best solutions possible in our projects. The projects we face include anything from understanding travel behavior along a corridor, analyzing transit reliability, spatial analytics, and more. I look working with someone who is not afraid of thinking outside the box, willing to tackle complex problems, and able to evaluate different data processing tools and techniques.

Jennifer

Senior Statistician and Transportation Planner

I’m looking for a co-worker who is eager to work with transportation data in support of a wide variety of projects. To me, “working with” data involves several steps: cleaning data, exploratory analysis, summarizing data, visualizing data, and creating statistical models. I’m looking for someone who wants to engage with all these steps, is patient and has attention to detail, while recognizing that all models are somewhat incorrect. Our team will benefit from someone who is ultimately motivated not only by the technical accomplishment of doing something cool with data (though that is always fun), but also by the practicality of contributing to projects which improve communities.

Jess

GIS Specialist

I am excited about the opportunities and challenges large data sets offer for every aspect of transportation and enjoy learning how to apply and convey the results in a meaningful way. I am looking for a co-worker who understands the statistics and data structures and can assist me in channeling my enthusiasm into developing and evaluating innovative data-driven solutions that improve communities.

Will

Director of Information Technology

As IT Director, much of my job revolves around providing infrastructure and support so our staff can provide high quality analysis to our clients reliably and efficiently. Our goal is to identify and implement the most appropriate and efficient tools for the job. Many of our analysis tools and projects are using larger datasets, so I am looking for an experienced team member to provide insight and recommendations on solutions that work now, along with a roadmap on where to go next, while helping to implement and adapt the solutions over time.

Fehr & Peers’ focus on transportation offers a wide range of rich data, giving opportunity for exploration and creativity. Examples of some projects our data scientists have worked on include:

Modeling regional travel trends with mobile device data, improving travel time, reliability, or safety by combining speed and collision data, and evaluating video and LiDar for asset management and the influence on traveler behavior.

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Use of a variety of industry standard tools for transportation analysis (TransCAD, Cube, VISSIM, and GIS) and data science and visualization tools (R, Python, D3, and SQL) for quality control and to communicate results to our clients.

CLICK HERE for examples of data science applications and custom tools. 

More About the Role

Here at Fehr & Peers, we specialize in multimodal transportation planning and engineering work for public and private sector clients. Our culture empowers individuals to collaborate, innovate, and develop creative solutions that improve communities. There are multiple opportunities available through data science, and while the specific tasks and responsibilities vary by experience, the type of skills and qualification we are looking for include:

  • Knowledge of transportation/planning theory and data
  • Formal training through boot camp, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in a scientific or quantitative field
  • Practical and applied work experience (consulting experience a plus)
  • Ability to proactively engage staff across the company to share technical approaches and data sources
  • Advanced statistical intuition and knowledge of varied analytical approaches
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to understand client questions and explain analytical results clearly and concisely (verbally, written, and visually)
  • Knowledge of accessing data through SQL or similar databases
  • Experience with Python, R, D3, or similar scripting language
  • Ability to discuss options that balance budget, schedule, and accuracy to deliver results on deadline, and come up with compromises to meet client and project needs
  • Passion for learning and sharing to improve yourself and the team around you
  • Application of web development (front end and/or back end) and GIS is a plus
  • Experience in working with large diverse data sets and distributed computing tools is a plus

This role is available in any of our offices. To see where we’re located, click here.

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