Lexington, MA Job Alert: Analyst II – IHS Global Trade and Transportation Consulting

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IHS Global Trade and Transportation Consulting provides multi-modal transportation services to public and private sector customers, particularly in the areas of freight and commodity movement and transportation planing. IHS Consulting also offers a range of offerings and capabilities in economic analysis and forecasting, industry-specific market intelligence and research, strategy development, and market analysis.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas: transportation planning practices, policy and program initiatives, freight and commodity flow analysis, economic or financial analysis, travel demand basics, and/or institutional/organizational issues.

The Consultant will report to the Global Trade and Transportation Practice’s management, and will perform as a member of a consultant team or as a sole contributor to projects, conducting analysis on a wide range of projects. This will require an ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with team members and across IHS’s business areas. Problem-solving abilities are highly valued. This includes conceptual thinking along with an ability to delve into details, manage databases, and synthesize information.


General Job Duties:

Perform technical analysis based on knowledge of the principles of transportation, economics, policy, finance, and strategic planning.
Develop internal working relationships and participate in team endeavors while working with IHS’s public and private sector colleagues to perform project work.
Coordinate and collaborate with staff in Trade and Transportation in support of projects in all or some of the areas identified above.
Perform as a task leader as a part of larger projects, and develop supporting work plans.
Perform project work within schedule and budget.
Demonstrate an ability to work closely and successfully with customers
Support business development activities, including identification of customers and consulting opportunities, and preparation of proposals.
Prepare and deliver presentations internally and externally to customers and transportation stakeholders.

Specific Job Duties:

Support the Trade and Transportation Practice growth by applying and identifying new capabilities and knowledge areas that are essential to meeting revenue and sales objectives.
Assist with enhancing the collaboration across IHS Consulting and its business areas to improve its competitiveness and market position.
Provide support and share knowledge with other team members to enhance capabilities and expertise.
Participate in professional organizations and forums to present thought pieces and project results. This includes representing IHS’s experience and capabilities to a wider audience.
Specifically, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to:
Conduct analyses to support project delivery
Manage tasks and work to complete projects on time and on budget
Identify issues and challenges as they arise and present alternative solutions
Communicate verbally and in writing effectively with internal staff and with customers
Contribute as a team player, building bridges among all parts of Consulting and IHS
Work effectively according project plans, budgets and schedules
Demonstrate initiative and innovation


A Bachelor’s degree is a minimum requirement; a Master’s degree is preferred with 1-4 years experience


Other Skills:

Intellectual Curiosity
Attentive to detail, good problem-solving skills, thorough understanding of transportation, financial, and economic principles.
Knowledge of transportation-critical public and private sector issues.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
Familiarity with SAS, TransCAD, ArcGIS, EViews, SQL and/or other analytical/data management tools

*Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow up*

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.

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