Senior Planner/Planning Analyst Posting for travel forecasting/data, at Metropolitan
Council of the Twin Cities
Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities is seeking a Senior Planner/Planning Analyst
position for travel behavior research and transportation forecasting. The application
deadline is May 30. Please share in your networks.
About us: We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county
Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan
area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services.
We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we
About the Position: The Metropolitan Council is accepting applications for a Senior
Planner OR a Planning Analyst (depending on qualifications) who will support
transportation planning in the Minneapolis and St. Paul region through production of
quality travel demand forecasts, supporting the development and update of travel demand
forecasting models and tools, and through analysis of a variety of transportation data
sources. There may be occasional travel within the Twin Cities metro, or from one Council
site to another for business purposes.
Full Salary Range for Senior Planner: $70,304 - $99,757
Full Salary Range for Planning Analyst: $76,024 - $107,848
Salary is based on the selected candidate's qualifications, our total compensation
package, and internal pay structure.
About the Division: Metropolitan Transportation Services conducts planning for the
regional transportation system that includes highways, transit, aviation, freight, and
bicycle and pedestrian connections. The Transportation Planning and Finance Team performs
transportation planning for the region under the Council's role as the federally
designated Metropolitan Planning Organization in the region. This work unit develops and
implements the region's Transportation Policy Plan, Transportation Improvement
Program, and Unified Planning Work Program.
What you would do in this job:
* Develop and update regional travel forecast models.
* Prepare transportation forecasts as needed using regional model, other models,
and available data to support comprehensive, regional, and corridor transportation
* Coordinate subcommittees as needed to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive, and
inclusive planning process.
* Analyze transportation data (including "big data") to support
transportation planning and research.
* Develop scopes of work for various levels of projects and guidance documents and
manage assigned projects.
* May oversee the work of planning staff, technicians, and student interns on
* Serve as a transportation forecast and data resource and liaison to planners at
the Council and around the region.
PS: Metropolitan Council and MetroTransit also have a couple Data Scientist positions that
are open now or soon will be. Check that same governmentjobs.com
portal if interested.
Metropolitan Council | Regional Policy and Research