San Diego – California
As a premier multi-modal planning and project implementation agency, SANDAG relies on the quality and capacity of our Demographic, Transportation, Economic, and Land Use Modeling program. A team of fifteen highly skilled professionals support a variety of projects including long-range coordinated economic, land use, and transportation plans, corridor studies, major transit investment studies, infrastructure development studies, and air quality plans.

As regional planning needs, socioeconomic conditions, and travel behaviors change, the demands and expectations of our modeling program also have increased. To meet these challenges, SANDAG has committed the resources necessary to develop and maintain a robust, agile, and integrated modeling infrastructure to support policy development and decision making. SANDAG has developed a nationally-recognized and highly sophisticated activity-based transportation model (ABM) and an active transportation (AT) model, and is in the process of developing an advanced, integrated, dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) model. SANDAG also is compiling information for the 2016 San Diego household travel behavior survey and the data will be used to support model enhancement.

The Transportation Modeler will support the development, maintenance, and improvement of SANDAG transportation modeling tools including the activity-based model, active transportation model, and the dynamic traffic assignment model.

The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in transportation modeling, computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, planning, geography, or a related field and one to three years of recent experience in a professional research environment. An advanced degree is highly desirable.

SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.

How to Apply

A complete job announcement can be seen under the Job Openings tab on the SANDAG website. We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG employment application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the employment application but are not a substitute for this document.
The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing

Application Supplement

To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Question below. The information can be up to
500 words and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.

Supplemental Question

  • Describe a research project you were involved in that required the use of various sources of data. Explain the goal of the project, the types of data used, and your role in the project.

SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Applications for the Transportation Modeler position will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016.