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The INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society provides INFORMS members and friends with a sustained, specialized focus on all topics of transportation science and logistics, including current and potential problems and contributions to their solution, and supports efforts to extend, unify, and integrate related branches of knowledge and practice. We encourage the education of students and the continuing education of practitioners.

The Society was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Transportation Science and Logistics Sections. The Aviation Applications Section became an affiliate of the Society in 2008 and all members of the Aviation Applications Section are also members of TSL.

The Society is the editorial home of one of INFORMS’ flagship journals, Transportation Science.

The Society includes five special interest groups: Air Transportation, Freight Transportation and Logistics, Urban Transportation Planning and Modeling, Facility Logistics, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

TSL includes just under 1,000 members, almost half of whom are students. More are welcome. Find us on Twitter!
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  • Youngstown, Ohio, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering (Tenure-Track) Summary of Position: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial and systems engineering; contribute to the online engineering management coursework; pursue appropriate scholarship; and participate in department, college and university service activities. Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student success. Responds to students in a timely manner. Communicates with students, departments and university officials via university provided tools and resources. The Rayen School of Engineering offers Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a 100% online Master of Science degree in Engineering Management. Youngstown State University—an urban research university—emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world. The University: Creates diverse educational experiences that develop ethical, intellectually curious students who are invested in their communities; Provides access to a broad range of undergraduate programs; Offers graduate programs in selected areas of excellence, including those that meet the needs of the region; Supports economic development through applied learning and research; Integrates teaching and learning, scholarship, and civic engagement; Fosters understanding of diversity, sustainability, and global perspectives; and Advances the intellectual and cultural life of the city, region, and world. Minimum Qualifications A Ph.D. in industrial and systems Engineering or a closely related field as well as a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering. Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated ability to teach a range of courses in industrial engineering. Industrial and/or academic work experience, certifications, and/or licensure. Research focus or interests in manufacturing engineering. Strong commitment to teaching excellence and an interest in online course development and instruction. Dedication to continued professional development and scholarship. Evidence of interest in working with both undergraduate and graduate students. Research interests and the ability to develop/teach courses in the supply chain, warehouse management, and/or logistics. Ability to contribute through teaching, scholarship, and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the University community. Special Instructions to Applicants Please apply online at https://jobs.ysu.edu/postings/6567 Youngstown State University is an EOE.
  • Phoenix, Arizona, About Us At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.   We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.   Primary Responsibilities The Arizona/New Mexico Traffic Engineering Business Class Manager is a professional that is well versed in all aspects of traffic engineering related services for transportation, water, power and oil and gas projects within our Transportation Business Group and manages a group of up to 10 business group professionals spread over our AZNM Area offices.  The primary duties of the Traffic Engineering Business Class Manager include: responsibility for area coordination, monitoring and improvement of technical competencies of business class staff and products to meet client needs and market drivers all within the direction and goals of business class plans;  participation in delivery of project services to meet client expectations;  collaboration on business class efforts with area operations, marketing and project management;  participation in business class practice and professional discipline groups, project teams and activities to continually improve standards and best practices; implementation of effective quality assurance and quality control reviews;  participation in regional business class strategic planning, budgeting and plan implementation; tracking staff workloads and utilizations; establishing internal and external training programs and training schedules; assist with business development efforts and provide support on proposal preparation; plan for project needs and recruit/hire staff accordingly, and drive the business class to meet project goals for growth, client satisfaction, and service diversification.   The responsibilities are as follows: Provide area leadership of technical capabilities within the Traffic Engineering Business Class (BC). Build and retain strong relationships with Staff, Project Managers, Client Development Managers throughout Arizona and the Southwest region Monitor area performance within the BC to achieve defined goals and support operational managers in monitoring project performance and implementation of corrective actions. Provide strategic and tactical input on business trends to BC and local office planning. Facilitate BC teamwork, communication and work sharing between area offices, business classes, management, marketing and staff. Serve as client manager, project principal and/or project manager. Maintain appropriate QA/QC procedures and best practices Actively participate in projects or manage projects to meet assigned utilization rate Prioritize BC activities across Arizona and New Mexico to best implement and meet Market Sector and Transportation Business Group objectives Manage staff workloads and make recommendations for adjustments and recruiting as needed Manage training and licensing requirements and identify opportunities for continuing education Develop an technical mentoring and employee advancement process to advance staff Champion opportunities to grow the technical Traffic Engineering practice Support Area pursuits and actively participate in proposal development Identify project needs and recruit professionals to join HDR team Demonstrate “can-do” problem solver approach to colleagues and clients Ability to build positive client relationships, strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills, and the ability to manage and motivate direct reports. *LI-JF1 Why HDR At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.  When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.     At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity. We are an Affirmative Action and  Equal Opportunity Employe r. We consider all qualified applicants, regardless of arrest and conviction records. Bachelor's degree PE Registration PTOE Certification Minimum of 10 years project management experience including oversight of production tasks including: Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Travel demand modeling, Traffic impact analyses, Traffic safety analysis, Traffic signals and traffic management system design plans, intersection and roadway design, capacity and signal warrant analyses, lighttight, signing, pavement marking, traffic forecasting, interchanges traffic studies and all aspects of an Intelligent Traffic Sub-system. Proven ability to manage multiple projects and task assignments effectively which can vary in size and complexity Demonstrated ability to manage a large XX program and staff working statewide in multiple offices Experience managing budgets, preparing scopes and developing cost estimates Must have experience effectively managing and motivating direct reports. Proficient with MS Office Suite, specifically, Outlook, Word and Excel, and SharePoint or equivalent database. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong attention to detail. Demonstrated organizational, planning, and prioritization skills. Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines, as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively. Ability to understand applicable laws, policies and procedures that each project is governed by.  Ability to build, effective implement and manage training programs; workload and staffing plans; marketing plans and proposal preparation and business group budgets Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills Prior experience managing budgets and preparing reports on project financials. Proven ability of contract development and implementation of capital improvements. Prior experience overseeing projects totaling a minimum of $400k. Strong project management skills
  • University Park, Pennsylvania, Clinical Assistant Professor in Business Analytics & Information Systems The Supply Chain & Information Systems (SC&IS) Department of the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position in Business Analytics and Information Systems for a Fall 2021 start date. Salary is competitive. Candidates must have a terminal degree (granted by the appointment/start date) in business analytics or related field. The SC&IS Department comprises a vibrant, research-active faculty with research and teaching interests that traverse the end-to-end supply chain and includes information systems, data analytics, business logistics, sourcing, manufacturing, and service operations. The department offers degree programs in supply chain management, management information systems, and business analytics. Recently the department launched a master's degree program in business analytics ( https://mban.smeal.psu.edu ). The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate expertise in business analytics that would complement the faculty with high-quality teaching in student-centered and collaborative learning environments, and in both online and in-person modes. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and master level courses in business analytics and information systems and engage in service to support curriculum, programs and student experiences. The Smeal College of Business offers a collegial working environment and excellent campus facilities. It is home to the Center for Supply Chain Research® (www.smeal.psu.edu/cscr) which advances cutting-edge research and outreach in supply chain management. The SC&IS Department (www.smeal.psu.edu/scis) also has strong connections with the business community through various research centers that provide opportunities to interface with students and faculty across various disciplines within Smeal and across Penn State. Review of applications will begin approximately March 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Dawn Corman at drc18@psu.edu . Applicants should upload a letter of intent, a statement of research and teaching, teaching evaluations from courses taught, and a CV. Contact information for three references also should be provided. Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Clinical-Assistant-Professor-in-Business-Analytics---Information-Systems_REQ_0000010301-2 CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Copyright ©2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-c6e3da34cdeb7b449b34e31400fb919e
  • Yuma, Arizona, **This position is in the  Traffic area. The position is open until filled. The City reserves the right to under-fill this position with the position of Engineering Associate if candidate has less than 4 years of experience and is an EIT, and successfully completes the hiring process . **   Under general supervision, depending on assignment, performs professional engineering and administrative work in the overall study, operational analysis, design, program development, plan review, construction and inspection of various public and private development projects. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  --  Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provides professional engineering services in connection with planning, designing, reviewing, organizing, directing and coordinating activities involving construction of municipal streets, sidewalks, storm sewers, intelligent transportation systems and other traffic control devices, water production and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment facilities. Reviews reports, plans and specifications for public and private construction projects, including resolving technical engineering problems and assuring the efficient and economical development and construction of a wide variety of private and public projects including the compliance with federal, state, and city regulations, standards, and policies. Prepares cost estimates for a variety of projects including street improvements, traffic control facilities, storm sewer construction, water mains, and sanitary sewer extensions. Participates in development of design and construction standards and specifications for compliance with established City, State and Federal codes, laws, rules and regulations. Provides technical assistance to contractors and field personnel. Researches and responds to questions and problems raised by citizens, City Council and other City departments, outside agencies, and the general public. Evaluates and analyzes technical issues, develops solutions, writes analytical reports, prepares estimates, and advises on specialized areas of technical expertise. Provides technical expertise in civil engineering to various City boards & commissions, makes technical presentations to the various boards & commissions. Assists developers, builders, and contractors with technical issues for proposed projects. Supports the relationship between the City and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, vision, values and the “Yuma Way”, and complies with all City policies and procedures. Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS   Education, Training and Experience Guidelines Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; AND four years of experience with civil engineering projects; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.    Knowledge of:  City policies and procedures. Federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, and regional ordinances governing civil engineering. Civil engineering and administration practices and principles as applied to the design and construction of transportation, storm water, intelligent transportation systems and utilities projects and facilities. Technical principles of civil engineering, traffic engineering, transportation planning, mathematics and physics. Materials, methods and techniques utilized in the construction, maintenance and operation of transportation, storm water, intelligent transportation systems and utilities projects.   Skill in: Developing, coordinating and reviewing technical studies, construction plans and specifications, cost estimates, bids, consultant agreements, and change orders. Preparing and understanding comprehensive and complex technical reports related to a wide variety of municipal transportation, storm water, intelligent transportation systems and utilities projects. Reviewing technical engineering data and construction documentation. Reviewing and assisting in the preparation of legal descriptions and maps for purpose of right-of-way acquisition or disposition, and development Checking designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of engineering projects.  Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers. Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software, including GIS and other specialized software applications used in civil design, transportation system modeling, planning, mapping, and statistical analysis. Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.   LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS  A valid Arizona State Driver’s License is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration is required within one year of hire; additional technical training and certifications may be required.     Desirable certifications include (as applicable to the position):  Certified Construction Manager (CCM) by the Construction Management Association of America; Certified Job Order Contracting Professional (CJP) by the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence; Professional Traffic Operations Engineer® (PTOE) by the Transportation Professional Certification Board; certification(s) from the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA); and certification(s) from the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT Work is performed in a standard office environment.  May occasionally be required to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment.   To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/yuma. Other positions available: Traffic Engineer - Assistant Director of Engineering - CIP Project Manager
  • Arlington, Virginia, LMI is seeking a senior Energy Program/Project Manager with experience in leading or supporting government strategic initiatives and associated program and project management activities.  LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services.   Established in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of political and commercial bias, and entirely aligned with client goals. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, healthcare, and energy and environmental markets.  We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.   This individual provides executive level leadership, solution delivery, coordination and oversight of a team providing technical expertise to DoD clients. Supports the development and execution of projects, including assisting in the resolution of program execution issues, developing and coordinating communications and meetings, and other special projects. Monitors project execution and ensures achievement of project performance objectives. Oversees delivery of solutions to ensure contract deliverables meet quality, schedule, and technical requirements. Coordinates and communicates with multiple senior client stakeholders to define, develop and prioritize tasks/projects to be performed Develops and fosters close working relationships with leadership counterparts Assesses the viability and cost benefit of potential project opportunities, and advises client stakeholders to optimize program impact Monitors team performance to ensure that projects are implemented, supported, and closed accurately and in accordance with key milestones Ensures established project quality standards are clearly defined and upheld throughout the entire process of each project’s development and execution Ensures availability of contractor personnel resources to meet project/contractual requirements Coordinates and communicates with subordinate project managers to monitor project execution status, and assists in resolving potential issues Coordinates with contracting officials (within the client organization and within the contractor’s organization) to ensure compliance with contract requirements Prepares reports and briefs senior client representatives on project execution status and planned activities Required Qualifications MA/MS in business administration, engineering, or related discipline 12 years of experience in project development, managing complex engineering or technical efforts, and coordinating requirements with multiple stakeholders Experience working with DoD organizations on technology, financial, and government contracting issues Knowledge and experience in life cycle management and government acquisition principles Excellent written and oral communication skills Possess strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to collaborate well with others and build strong relationships Ability to absorb and summarize complex issues Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Excellent planning and organizational skills DoD Secret clearance (minimum) Preferred Qualifications Professional certification in a relevant discipline such as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), Certified Facility Manager (CFM), or similar is a plus Experience in development and management of large-scale energy projects Experience in developing and managing renewable energy projects Experience in supporting the US Federal Government, particularly with the DoD

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