Transportation Technology Consultant

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 161 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description

JMT Technology Group is looking for a Transportation Technology Consultant to support the growth of our geospatial and information technology practice for Surface Transportation projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of transportation concepts, a background developing and implementing geospatial and non-geospatial technology solutions in the transportation space, and experience identifying and cultivating new business opportunities. The successful candidate will proactively collaborate with team members to broaden our customer base and maintain business relationships with existing customers, help to devise solutions that best meet transportation customer needs, and lead project teams responsible for implementing those solutions through the entire life cycle. Projects supported may include GIS, application development, website development, engineering and planning, and other emerging technology solutions and services.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Maintain thorough knowledge of transportation technology, the competitive environment and the solutions and services that we can provide
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the company’s people and capabilities as it pertains to surface transportation
  • Participate in business development by attending and presenting at industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information to the team on market trends; identify opportunities for services that will lead to an increase in sales; using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop our unique selling propositions and differentiators in collaboration with the marketing team
  • Work with management, technical, and marketing staff to identify, develop and implement information technology solutions that meet customer needs
  • Serve as liaison between the Technology Group and other Transportation and Planning practices within the organization
  • Support the development of technical scopes of work and approaches for projects that require the application of GIS, non-GIS and emerging technology in response to surface transportation-related Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQ)s
  • Work directly with customers to identify, understand and document high level requirements for specific transportation business problems that require a software solution, and validate that the suggested solution speaks to the clients’ needs
  • Support the evaluation of technologies and solutions that may meet transportation customer needs
  • Prepare estimates of hours and cost to perform the required services with the assistance of the project team
  • Lead projects that require the design, development, integration and implementation of GIS and non-GIS technology solutions, custom software solutions, commercial-off-the-shelf applications, or enhancements to existing software solutions for surface transportation clients
  • Lead projects related to emerging transportation technologies, including but not limited to, Connected and Automated Vehicles (CV/AV), Smart Cities, Big Data and Civil Information Modeling
  • Review technical deliverables (e.g. implemented solution, editing procedures, user manuals, technical handouts and operational manuals for the deployed application/system) and provide constructive feedback to project team
  • Effectively present, communicate and articulate technical information to all levels of the organization, including customers, colleagues, and senior leadership

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated understanding of surface transportation topics and concepts, and the application of technology to transportation
  • In-depth knowledge of GIS concepts and analytical techniques, and significant experience with Esri technology
  • Organized and able to work independently after receiving limited instruction
  • Must be able to show a proven track record of consistently meeting or exceeding objectives and goals
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and quickly develop trust in all levels of an organization
  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively and effectively with project team members and customers
  • Ability to understand how individual tasks fit into big picture business objectives and generate new assignments
  • Ability to present technical information to various level of an organization
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives, and make sound independent decisions within established guidelines
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with team members, customers and consulting partners from a broad spectrum of disciplines
  • Must be able to travel to client sites as well as to other JMT office locations and domestic travel for industry events as needed

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience with emerging transportation technologies
  • Experience with Microsoft Project
  • Experience with Transportation Asset Management

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, GIS, computer science, information technology, engineering, planning or related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience implementing GIS and related technology to support transportation or planning initiatives
  • Minimum of five years of experience leading projects related to the delivery and execution of technology solution
  • Minimum of five years of transportation information technology and/or geospatial business development experience
  • Direct work experience as a project team member for GIS implementation projects
  • Direct work experience with government transportation clients
  • Experience writing technical documentation and preparing and providing presentations in public and project settings

Preferred Experience

  • Master’s degree in geography, GIS, computer science, information technology, engineering, planning or related field
  • Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Direct work experience with application development projects

Working Conditions

Work is performed within a general office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require occasional standing and walking. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. within the office environment.

Job Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Results Oriented
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Coordination of Work
  • Attention-to-detail

JMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and we are proud to be building an inclusive and diverse workforce