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Travel Demand Modeler Sr #2405-232820-01

Date Opened
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 11:59 AM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $82,755-$103,443; commensurate with experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.




The Senior Travel Demand Modeler serves as a technical leader in the development, enhancement, and programming of the regional travel demand model as well as subarea models for high growth and congestion areas. Conducts and manages detailed analyses of transportation demand and performance in a team setting using transportation modeling, air quality modeling, and geographic information systems software and databases. Monitors, trains, and mentors junior modeling staff.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a senior technical advisor on the regional model maintenance and development team. 
  • Serve as senior technical support for the development of sub-area models for areas of high growth using both TransCAD and TransModeler. 
  • Conduct research and analysis necessary to maintain a state-of-the-practice regional model and to develop / apply supplementary forecasting tools. 
  • Develop and edit macros and computer programs (GISDK or other languages such as R, C++, Python, or SQL) for the regional travel demand model. Design and write model updates and enhancements. 
  • Perform and review travel forecasting activities for transit and highway projects, air-quality analysis, and regional planning. 
  • Work with appropriate committees to foresee, prevent or resolve problems pertaining to the development or application of the regional transportation model.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • TransCAD (preferred) or CUBE 
  • Thorough knowledge of theory, principles and practices of urban and transportation planning, including the ability to develop transportation models, prepare travel demand projections and provide technical modeling support. 
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of travel demand forecasting and their relationship to regional air quality issues/conformity. 
  • Ability to manage complex projects, maintain schedules, and communicate complex, technical work to a non-technical audience. 
  • Ability to systematically solve problems individually and collaboratively.

Preferred Qualification

  • Professional Engineer or American Institute of Certified Planners designation is desirable.
  • Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, transportation or urban planning, or related field and five (5) years of relevant work experience
  • or Master's Degree with three (3) year of relevant work experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills an abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and three years of relevant work experience


Master's Degree with one year of relevant work experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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