Travel Demand Modeling Research Specialist

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Travel Demand Modeling Research Specialist
Ford Motor Company

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Job Description

The candidate will play a pivotal role in developing Ford’s transportation operating system (tOS). They will be an integral part of Ford’s "Mobility Research" department: a varied and interdisciplinary group that is part of Research and Advanced Engineering and is dedicated to cutting-edge research to improve transportation accessibility, mobility, and sustainability for all. The candidate will help Ford to develop and simulate new and innovative mobility solutions, both for internal customers at Ford and for cities themselves. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Help develop innovative transportation concepts and solutions for cities, including but limited to:
    • Shared Mobility Services
    • Multimodality
    • Smart Cities
    • Transportation Network Resilience
    • Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Integration
    • Transportation Planning for Rapid Urbanization
  • Integrate Ford concepts and solutions into traditional macroscopic travel demand models and equivalent modelling frameworks (e.g. activity-based models)
  • Work with the team and external transportation partners, including commercial companies, universities, national labs, and government (e.g. MPOs and DOTs)
  • Work with various groups within Ford: e.g. Ford Mobility and City Solutions, Strategy, Global Data Insights and Analytics, Automated Vehicles, and Product Development

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Industrial & Operations Engineering (with a focus in transportation) or equivalent
  • 2+ years’ experience in transportation modeling (coursework allowed)
  • 2+ years’ experience with macroscopic modelling software such as TransCAD, VISUM, CUBE, etc. Experience working with transportation and demographic datasets (e.g. OD matrices, census) (coursework allowed)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD. In Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Industrial & Operations Engineering (with a focus in transportation) or equivalent.
  • Experience working with city and government planners
  • Experience with developing “new mobility”
  • Experience with activity-based models
  • Expertise in mode choice and multimodality
  • Experience with microscopic modelling (e.g. car-following behavior)
  • Experience with using GIS

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.