Transportation Services Advisor

at CDM Smith in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

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Job Description:

Works with multi-disciplinary teams to advise clients on policy, transportation revenue systems development and implementation, emerging technologies, and alternative project and program feasibility analysis and delivery. Policy issues and services include, but are not limited to, funding and revenue, technology, energy and electrification, emissions, equity, and regulatory reforms. Examples of specific work tasks include:

• Advise public sector clients on financial, management, and strategic initiatives to advance new policies, as well as infrastructure programs and projects

• Assess the feasibility and aid in implementation of alternative delivery programs and projects

• Develop transportation revenue collection systems policies, business rules and requirements

• Oversee contracting of transportation revenue collection systems

• Assistance in system integrator procurements

• Researching, analyzing, and summarizing statutes and regulations

• Support the design and setup of special-purpose commissions, task forces, and working groups to address policy issues and challenges including process design, invitation design, content preparation and presentation, and facilitation

• Designing policy proposals and solutions to address client and stakeholder objectives and constraints

• Authoring papers and memoranda that frame policy issues including alternative solutions, trade-offs, and considerations

• Drafting bill language to align with client priorities for policy proposals

• Presenting findings and recommendations to working groups, task forces, legislative committees, other public bodies, and the public

• Analyze, assess, and advise on emerging technologies and potential public sector applications for emerging technologies, including connected and automated vehicles, freight automation, and electrification

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Transportation Services Advisor



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Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree

• 12 years of related experience

• Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Public policy experience including analysis and formulation of creative policy concepts and proposals (undergraduate degree required, advanced degree in public policy a plus)

• Legal experience including understanding of statutory interpretation, constitutional law, and/or tax law (law degree a plus)

• Excellent analytical skills including stakeholder awareness and analysis, legal analysis, and policy analysis

• Working understanding of top transportation public policy challenges facing U.S. federal, state, and local governments, including funding, technology, energy, emissions, and equity

• Fluency with financial analysis including ability to read and analyze agency and legislative budgets, financial statements, and financial projections

• Understanding of transportation technology and innovation trends

• Familiarity with alternative delivery concepts and the development and delivery of projects and programs

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

United States – Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

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Job Posting: JC188491337

Posted On: Jul 24, 2021

Updated On: Oct 17, 2021