NYC Internship Alert: NYCT Full Time Summer Paid Interns – Sandy Recovery

Join Subways in major efforts to recover and come back even stronger from Super Storm Sandy, the most devastating event Subways has experienced in its 109 year history.

Candidates will be part of a small group reporting to the Senior Vice President of Subways on multi-billion dollar recovery and future event mitigation efforts. Work will involve actively supporting the rapid delivery of a large number of investment projects aimed both at restoring the system to its pre-Sandy state and hardening the system to future extreme events.

Specific activities could include developing and populating innovative reporting and transparency tools, developing strategies and tools to mitigate customer impact of the investment program and providing direct analytical support to the resolution of specific capacity challenges associated with the investment program.

Qualification Background

  • Current enrollment in masters or baccalaureate degree in Engineering, Business, Transportation, Public Administration or quantitative related fields with strong academic performance
  • Strong analytical and quantitative ability
  • Fluency with MS Excel, Access, Powerpoint and other analytical and communications tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work and deliver under demanding timelines
  • Understanding of transportation and engineering concepts (desirable – not essential)
  • Programing and web development skills including GIS, mysql, PHP and GTFS standards (desirable – not essential)

How to Apply

Visit https://efixmetrocard.mtanyct.info/internshiponline/login.aspx and look for project # DOS-572-CA.

 

 

NYC Job Alert: NYCT Analyst – Sandy Recovery

Join Subways in major efforts to recover and come back even stronger from Super Storm Sandy, the most devastating event Subways has experienced in its 109 year history. We are recruiting for 2 year Recovery and Preparedness fellows who will be part of a small group reporting to the Senior Vice President of Subways on multi-billion dollar recovery and future event mitigation efforts. Work will involve actively supporting the rapid delivery of a large number of investment projects aimed both at restoring the system to its pre-Sandy state and hardening the system to future extreme events.

Specific activities could include developing and populating innovative reporting and transparency tools, developing strategies and tools to mitigate customer impact of the investment program and providing direct analytical support to the resolution of specific capacity challenges associated with the investment program.

Education and Experience

  1. Master’s degree from an accredited college in business administration, public admin., public policy, engineering, economics, architecture, math, physics, computer science, accounting, transportation planning or urban planning and 1 year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in an analytical or technical capacity.
  2. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in business administration, public administration, engineering, engineering technology, economics, architecture, math, physics, computer science, accounting or urban planning, and 3 years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in the areas described in “1” above; or
  3. A satisfactory equivalent of education and experience.

Desired Skills

  • Strong analytical and quantitative ability.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Access, Powerpoint and other analytical and communications tools.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work and deliver under demanding timelines.
  • Understanding of transportation and engineering concepts (desirable – not essential).
  • Programming and web development skills including GIS, html, mysql, PHP and GTFS standards (desirable – not essential).

How to Apply

Visit http://www.mta.info/mta/employment/employment_out.html and search for job ID 76237. Qualified applicants can submit an on-line application by clicking on the “APPLY NOW” button from either the CAREERS page or from the JOB DESCRIPTION page. Multiple positions are available for this limited duration, two-year project.

2013 T&DI Green Streets, Highways and Development Conference

The Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is pleased to announce the 2nd T&DI Green Streets, Highways and Development Conference with the theme “Advancing the Practice”.
The 2nd T&DI Green Streets, Highways &Development (GSHD) Conference, which will be held November 3-6, 2013 in Austin, TX, will bring together engineers, contractors, planners, architects, landscape architects, private practitioners, government officials, academics and students to share information at the cutting edge of advancing the application of sustainability concepts in Transportation and Development. Building on the successes of 2010 T&DI Green Streets & Highways Conference, the 2013 GSHD Conference will offer cutting-edge applications of green, sustainability and livability concepts relevant to transportation and development infrastructure, services and education. Conference sessions will highlight best practices and successes with real-world design approaches, planning methodologies, progress evaluation tools, performance measurement and management approaches, policies and case studies — nationally and internationally.

Call for Submissions

The scientific and organizing committees of the 2013 T&DI Green Streets, Highways and Development Conference has extended the deadline for their call for submissions, and invite you to submit abstracts for presentations, papers or posters, and conference sessions (panel or paper presentations). Please click on the link below for more information. In particular, there is interest in the areas:

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Infrastructure Resiliency
  • Asset Management
  • Public Health
  • Multi-modal Development.

Submittals can be for research projects, case studies, etc. Please submit by February 15, 2013.
http://content.asce.org/conferences/greenstreets-highways2013/call.html

TRB Committee Interest Survey

As a supporter of the Young Professionals in Transportation, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) would like to take this opportunity to encourage young professionals to become involved in TRB standing committee activities by completing a brief online survey. View the TRB Committee page for more details on the various standing committees.

Please fill out and submit the Committee Interest Form by Friday, February 22, 2013, and TRB staff will communicate your interest to the relevant committee chairs. Your contact information will not be shared with anyone else. Please contact TRBTechnicalActivitiesDivision@nas.edu if you have any questions. Thank you!

NYC Mentoring: APA NY Metro Chapter’s Mentorship Program

Looking for a way to invigorate your career in the new year? Applications are currently being accepted for the fourth round of the APA New York Metro Chapter’s Mentorship Program, which offers a unique professional development opportunity for both mentors and mentees. This round of the Mentorship Program is open to professional planners who have already completed graduate school, as well as second-year graduate students. Participation in the program is free for mentors, and there will be a $25 fee for each mentee, which will be used to support group activities carried out as part of the program. Only those mentee applicants who are selected to participate in the program will be required to pay the $25 non-refundable fee.

The Young Planners Group (YPG) that coordinates the program has developed a brief survey that will help them form mentoring partnerships based on mutual interests and communication preferences.

  • Potential mentors, click here to access your survey.
  • Potential mentees, click here to access your survey.
  • All applicants are also required to submit a copy of their updated resume to ypgmentorship@gmail.com to aid with placement.

The surveys will be available online through Wednesday, February 6, 2013, and YPG will notify selected participants of their pairings in advance of the kick-off event. Please feel free to contact the Mentorship Subcommittee at ypgmentorship@gmail.com with any questions about the program or the application process.