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CDM Smith Transportation Planner 6-Traffic & Revenue in Butte, Montana


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Are you passionate about transportation finance, working with experts, and building high-performing teams? Join our industry-leading transportation finance team as a specialist in toll traffic and revenue analysis and forecasting! You will have the opportunity to support clients nationally, with a focus on the West region, from Texas to California. As a member of our team, you will play a vital role in fulfilling CDM Smith's mission, leading project teams, and delivering a legendary client experience. Responsibilities include:

  • Leading project teams to create toll traffic and revenue forecasts for clients that exceed expectations. Project leadership includes creating and driving the technical vision for project execution; resourcing and scheduling; managing scope, budget and contracts; interfacing with clients and project partners; delivering quality finished products on time; and developing and mentoring technical staff.

  • Performing and/or overseeing some or all of the following tasks: developing and utilizing four-step travel demand models to analyze transportation planning, traffic, and toll revenue; calibrating and validating highway assignment models; collecting and analyzing traffic and survey data; conducting micro-simulation modeling, including calibration of the base year model and validation of the future year model volume delay function for HOT/managed lane analyses; running sensitivity and stress tests to understand the potential impact of different factors on toll transactions and revenue; and developing tools to analyze and summarize traffic modeling databases; applying risk modeling procedures to develop baseline, midline, and modified scenarios by understanding the uncertainty and variability in critical input parameters; and -writing report sections describing completed work, processes used, results observed, and support/justification for recommendations and conclusions.

  • Conducting research on toll financing, congestion pricing, value of reliability, and value of time; working with multinomial logit models; and conducting interchange justification studies, signal design, signal timing, and capacity analyses using the highway capacity manual.

  • Providing technical guidance and training to junior staff members, mentoring junior staff members and helping them grow within the discipline and firm, and supervising the work of junior specialists on project work when needed.

  • Attending conferences and symposia to increase the visibility of our firm's products and services in collaboration with relevant sales staff.

  • Supporting the development of proposals to clients.

  • Performing other duties as needed.

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Transportation Planner 6-Traffic & Revenue



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Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Urban, Community or Regional Planning or related discipline.

-AICP, PTP, PE, CEP or approved certification in a related field. Or Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Urban, Community, or Regional Planning, or related discipline.

-10 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree or 9 years of experience with a Master's degree.

-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.

-Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.



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?:

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (

Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

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Western United States

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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Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “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.

Additional Compensation:

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

Work Location Options:

Fully Remote or Hybrid Work Options may be considered for successful candidate.