Transportation Planner description imageThe Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is looking for an individual with a unique combination of skills including technical abilities, problem solving skills, and a collaborative approach to solving complex problems. This position is a travel demand development position where you will assist in the development of travel demand tools across the state.

Principle Duties
As the Transportation Planner, you will:

  • Assist with the development and application of regional travel demand models across the state including the Utah Statewide Model (USTM), the WFRC/MAG, Dixie, and Cache MPO models and other subregion models.
  • Utilize multiple software programs to support the development of travel model scripts and input data sets including the use of CUBE Voyager, ArcGIS, and Excel.
  • Collaborate internally with other UDOT departments on model development, application, and data analysis tasks.
  • Collaborate externally with partner agencies such as WFRC, MAG, UTA, Dixie MPO, and Cache MPO on model development tasks and input dataset development.
  • Participate with the Interagency Model Technical Advisory Committee (IMTC).
  • Develop and update documentation and user guides of travel demand models.
  • Visualize travel demand model inputs and outputs for non-technical audiences.
  • Project application of travel demand models to develop forecasts.

The Ideal Candidate
The best candidate will have

  • A Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in Engineering, Planning or a related field
  • At least six years of transportation planning related experience
  • At least two years of experience with ArcGIS
  • Experience with MS Office Suite
  • A working understanding of the four-step travel demand

Preference may be given to those with at least one of the following:

  • Experience with CUBE Voyager or other Travel Model software packages
  • Experience with statistical software packages (R, SPSS, etc.)
  • Python coding experience

Supplemental Information
Here is some information of which you should be aware:

  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
  • Employee may be reassigned to a different location as deemed necessary by the Region Director/Group Leader.

Why Should You Join Our Team?
Aside from working for a cutting edge agency that is leading all other transportation departments in the nation, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Working for the State of Utah provides a positive work-life balance. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer.

Utah Department of Transportation employees make a positive difference to the lives of Utah residents and they get to enjoy seeing the difference they make every day when they travel on Utah’s roads.  They help the State of Utah and its traveling public to get to where they are going safely and in the most efficient way possible.  As a UDOT employee you will help reach our goal of Zero Crashes, Injuries and Fatalities, which is a great goal for everyone.

The Agency
For more information on the Utah Department of Transportation please click here.