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Kimley-Horn Transportation Data Analyst in Waltham, Massachusetts


Our Kimley-Horn Boston office is seeking an ambitious data analyst and transportation enthusiast to support a variety of practice areas local to Boston and across the firm. These practice areas include Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations, and Big Data.


At Kimley-Horn, our analysts benefit from hands-on experience, technical and consulting trainings, mentorship opportunities, and developmental programs geared towards growing the firm’s next generation of leaders. You will have opportunities to quickly gain exposure to client interactions, project financials, and serve in task management roles. As a valuable addition to our team, you will solve complex problems, exercise creativity, and collaborate with partners to provide excellent products for our clients. Your contributions will support the missions of embracing technology in transportation design, using advanced analytic techniques to make better informed decisions, and leverage cutting-edge data to advance the transportation industry.

Our team is looking for an analyst to support data analysis and evaluation using a variety of data analysis platforms (e.g., advanced Microsoft Excel, VBA, Python, R, Power BI, and Tableau). The sources of data will vary from project to project, but will include vehicle detection data, probe vehicle data, connected vehicle data, weather data, work zone data, and data generated by in-house algorithms. You would be responsible for initial data cleaning, data processing and advanced computing techniques, and final presentation of data in easy-to-understand tables and graphics.

In this role, you will also have opportunities to engage with the Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations team by performing large traffic analyses using software programs such as PTV Vissim microsimulation software and Synchro signal timing software. In addition, this role will include opportunities to improve internal workflows to make traffic analyses more efficient.

As a member of the firmwide Big Data team, you will be asked to support a variety of clients considering investment in Big Data for the first time, evaluation of the validity of Big Data, and the application of Big Data in new ways in the transportation industry.


Required Qualifications

  • Interest in transportation, transportation technology, and the use of Big Data in the transportation industry

  • Bachelor’s Degreein a relevant program (e.g., engineering or computer science)and2+ yearsof relevant experienceormaster’s degreeand 1+ years of relevant experience

  • Intermediatedata analysis and visualization experienceusing most of the following applications:

  • Flexible coding language (e.g., Python or R)

  • Advanced applications of Microsoft Excel, including exposure to VBA coding

  • Data visualization platforms (e.g., Power BI or Tableau)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skillsexhibited by experience writing reports and giving presentations to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Passion and demonstrated drive to achieve goals

  • Use of creativity torecommend solutions tochallenging problems

  • Attention to details and ability to contribute to a positive work environment

  • Clear sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advancedunderstanding of Python coding and experience with common data analysis packages,python dashboards, and object-oriented programming

  • Experience working in SQL

  • Transportation-related industry experience (e.g., university coursework,internships, full-timepositions)

  • Exposure to transportation planning and operations analysesand software (e.g., PTV Vissim and Synchro)

  • Experienceworking with Big Data, such as probe vehicle data

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

ID 2021-4383

Location : Location US-MA-Waltham

Education Bachelor's Degree

Employee Type Regular

Discipline/Focus Transportation/TPTO