The Decision Analysis Society promotes the development and use of logical methods for improving decision-making in public and private enterprise. Such methods include models for decision-making under conditions of uncertainty or multiple objectives; techniques of risk analysis and risk assessment; experimental and descriptive studies of decision-making behavior; economic analysis of competitive and strategic decisions; techniques for facilitating decision-making by groups; and computer modeling software and expert systems for decision support. Our members include practitioners, educators, and researchers with backgrounds in engineering, business, economics, statistics, psychology, and other social and applied sciences.

The Decision Analysis Society is a subdivision of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. INFORMS is the world's largest organization of operations researchers and management scientists, with over 12,000 members. The Decision Analysis Society is among the largest of INFORMS' subdivisions, with more than 1000 members.

The Decision Analysis Society was founded in 1980 as the ORSA Special Interest Group on Decision Analysis, becoming the INFORMS Section on Decision Analysis upon the merger of ORSA with TIMS. In February 1996, the Section on Decision Analysis became the Decision Analysis Society.

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  • Kennesaw, Georgia, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Transportation Drainage Engineer for our Atlanta Operations. This position is critical to our rapidly growing Transportation team in our Kennesaw, Georgia Office. Wood is a leader in Transportation with a focus on the highway mode, serving federal and state DOTs as well as local municipalities. Wood has key contracts in place and a strong project portfolio presenting opportunities for rapid expansion of this practice. The ideal candidate will be self - motivated and able to lead and support simultaneous projects involving multi - disciplinary teams. Depending on the needs of the project, this position will assume both leadership and supporting roles on various projects and tasks. Responsibilities and Duties: Leads, coordinates, and performs drainage design activities on projects to include technical planning, design and construction support Performs detailed drainage design for; highways, roadway, culverts, storm drain systems, retention / detention basins, erosion control measures, hydraulic structures including weirs, drop structures, and energy dissipaters Perform drainage modeling: hydrologic modeling, hydraulic modeling of channels and / or washes, scour analysis, sediment yield and transport analysis Assesses feasibility of design alternatives Develops technical memos, reports, permit applications, and specifications. This includes standard Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) reports, drainage, and Hydraulic Reports for bridges / culverts Supervises and mentors’ junior engineers in performing efforts above Performs quality assurance / quality control checks to confirm accuracy and appropriateness of designs, computations, drawings, and reports Prepares proposals and develops and maintains project and task schedules and budgets Fosters relationships with team members, clients, and prospective clients, as well as industry stakeholders and regulators Skills / Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Civil Engineering degree is required as a minimum; Master’s Degree (MS) is a plus 15+ years of bridge design and engineering experience since time of first degree Knowledge of transportation engineering principles and emerging practices required; firsthand Georgia Department of Transportation bridge design experience preferred Demonstrated technical ability in designing complex and / or signature bridges Experience designing a wide variety of bridge types Expert in use of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications Committed to successfully mentoring bridge staff Proficient in using structural analysis software such as LARSA, SAP2000 and GDOT’s bridge design software Demonstrated professional judgment, consistency and attention to detail; proven track record leading and successfully completing small and large bridge engineering projects Excellent analytical, problem solving, and data management skills are essential Familiarity with Georgia's PDP process delivery protocols and procedures preferred Registration as a professional engineer (PE) licensed to practice in Georgia is required or ability to acquire in 6 months from date of employment. Structural Engineer (SE) registrations are preferred; Professional registration in other states will be considered an asset Competence in MicroStation, Inroads, and Open Roads Must be an excellent communicator with extensive experience to include technical writing, oral presentation, and facilitation of client meetings Must demonstrate ability to manage designs and provide excellent client service Must pass drug screen, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy Diversity Statement (EEO) We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non - exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
  • Chesterfield, Missouri,   We are seeking a dynamic and motivated Director of Engineering Operations – Steel Framing located in the Chesterfield, MO office. The Structural Framing Division of MiTek ® USA Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc . is driven to provide innovative structural solutions to the commercial building industry focused around Building Envelope Design, Manufacturing, Steel Framing and Structural Engineered Designs. Our Steel Framing Department is looking for a talented Director of Engineering Operations, who will supervise the Chesterfield Engineering office and help set engineering policies for Steel Framing Engineering. Establish methods and practices to ensure engineering productivity of the engineering staff. Lead engineering development of new products/principles that foster innovation and growth of MiTek Steel Framing. Develop atmosphere conducive of customer-driven results. 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Oversee the writing of all engineering articles for industry publications, technical notes shared with Steel Framing component manufacturers and the CFS industry. Work with Software Product Management and IT to determine projects and priorities for Workflow. Work with Director and Software Product Management to determine engineering approaches in the design software and priorities. Oversee the maintenance and development of Engineering Standard Details. Discusses design modifications and reviews appropriate design methodologies with customers. Assists customers in troubleshooting issues and design problems.   POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Competency Statement(s) Leadership –ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making thoughtful decisions quickly and confidently. Interpersonal – Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals. Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem. Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards. Financial Aptitude - Ability to understand economic and accounting information. Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. Good understanding of Statics and Strengths of Materials. Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others. Technical Skills: Must have solid engineering/technical skills, including attention to detail. Safety: Must have an outstanding safety record and follow all safety policies and procedures. Quality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness. Monitor own work to ensure quality. Apply feedback to improve performance. Look for ways to improve and promote quality Quantity: Meet productivity standards without diminishing quality of work. Strive to increase productivity. Work at keeping waste down. Complete work in a timely manner. Dependability: Take responsibility for own action. Follow instructions, responds to management directions. Initiative: Readily volunteers. Undertake self-development activities. Seek increased responsibilities. Take independent action. Ask for and offer assistance whenever needed. Ability to interact professionally with others; including co-workers, vendors and customers. Attendance during regular work hours and overtime as required.   SKILLS & ABILITIES Education and/or Experience Bachelor's Degree Required Ten (10) or more years of experience in structural design   Computer Skills: MS Office Suite of Products. Truss Design Software, Auto CAD Architecture, Revit a plus.   Other Requirements: Professional Engineer License, College degree in Civil Engineering or other related Engineering field. Strong skills in algebra, trigonometry, physics, statistics and strength of materials is required. Experience with cold-formed steel preferred. Some travel will be required, domestic and potentially international.   TRAVEL Travel required for this position, up to 30%. Domestic travel with potential for international travel.   The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.   ________________________________________________________________________ MiTek is an E-Verify and Drug and Tobacco-Free Workplace We are an Equal Opportunity, M/F Veterans, People with Disabilities, Affirmative Action, and E-Verify employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, tribal affiliation, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, disability status, medical condition, genetics, pregnancy, or any other considerations under federal, state, or local law. Chesterfield, Missouri, United States Full-Time/Regular   Apply Here   PI121467597
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  • Chicago , Illinois, Managing Consultant, Guidehouse Inc , Chicago IL . Manage large-scale projects for the healthcare industry clients by managing the day-to-day client relationships as well as project scope and budget issues. Oversee healthcare delivery projects including performance improvement, labor optimization and cost reduction. Establish work plans, resource needs, best practices of KPIs, and appropriate methodologies to optimize project profitability across clinical settings. Identify opportunities for significant health system savings and drive projects to realize savings through operational growth and improvements as well as hospital budgeting and accounting. Oversee the quality of the teams work through careful review of analyses and work product for projects. Perform advanced mathematical modeling using simulation software, statistical analysis and data visualization. Make recommendations to clients for various initiatives. Review and frequently presents deliverables to all levels at the client, from frontline staff (nurses, technologists) to C-suite executives including CFO, CNO (chief nursing office) and COO. Write reports for senior management and clients. Participate in business development efforts. Tools: Minitab, SPSS, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI. 40 hrs/week, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS : Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Operations Research or Statistics or Industrial Engineering or Health Administration or related field and 2 years experience in the job offered or as a healthcare consultant. In the alternative, employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Operations Research or Statistics or Industrial Engineering or Health Administration or related field plus 5 years of experience in the job offered or as a healthcare consultant. Must have any amount of experience in the following: Healthcare providers (health systems and hospitals) consulting in performance improvement, labor optimization, cost reduction strategies; Mathematical modeling using simulation software, statistics packages (Minitab, SPSS), data visualization software (Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI); Hospital budgeting & accounting; Best practices of KPIs in various clinical settings including nursing, surgical services, ancillary areas and clinics; and Presenting deliverables to clients. Up to 40% travel required. Please apply to: Barbara Homme, Guidehouse Inc., 150 North Riverside Plaza, Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60606. Please reference Job-ID: IL0012.

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