Transport Modeller Engineer Grade III (Panel)

Transport Modeller Engineer Grade III (Panel)

  • Position
    Transport Modeller Engineer Grade III (Panel)
    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Category
    Railway and Transport Industry
  • Organisation
    National Transport Authority
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  • Salary
  • Location
  • Country
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Primary Category
    Public Sector
  • Type of Position
  • Education Requirement
    Bachelor's degree
  • Experience Requirement
    < 1 year
  • Professional Title Requirement
  • Accreditation Requirement
    Does not matter
  • Membership Requirement
    Does not matter
  • Posted


The National Transport Authority wishes to establish a panel of suitably qualified professionals for the position of Transport Modeller Engineer Grade III from which candidates can be drawn as relevant vacancies arises within the NTA. The panel will be live for two years.


The Transport Modeller Engineer Grade III role will, with the appropriate support, supervision and training, contribute and perform tasks, across all modelling functions as required. The successful candidate will also gain exposure to a wide variety of tasks and projects for which they will be provided all necessary training. The post holder will be encouraged to develop professionally and will be afforded opportunities to take on additional tasks and responsibilities as their career progresses.

The Transport Modeller Engineer Grade III duties and responsibilities will include:

Model Development

  • Updating and enhancing existing models including: estimation, calibrating and validation.
  • Research to support model enhancements.

Model Maintenance – maintaining the Authority’s Regional Modelling System

  • Updating the Authority’s 2012 base models to contain the most up to date infrastructure and services and the Authority’s reference models with the most up-to-date view of future years

Model Application -   Establishing the impact of land use and transport projects         

  • Assisting in the preparation and running of land use scenarios using the NTA’s National Demand Forecasting Model to prepare Trip Ends as input to model runs including writing technical notes on modelled scenarios where required
  • Assisting with the setting up of the 5 NTA Regional Models or any other model developed by the NTA to represent specific land use and transport network scenarios and executing runs of the model / models
  • Coding transport networks and transport scenarios;
    • Analysing and checking model inputs prior to using them in model runs;
    • Extracting model outputs, analysing, collating and summarising model results for given model runs;
    • Writing technical notes on modelled scenarios where required.

Model Data Management

  • Assisting with maintaining and updating the NTA Traffic Data store, including assistance with:
    • Extending the data store to include travel time data, public transport data etc.;
    • Acquisition and addition of new traffic data.
  • Assisting with procuring surveys and data to inform the development of the RMS and to allow the estimation, calibration and validation of new and existing models including assisting with:
  • Designing and executing transport and travel surveys;
  • Analysing, collating and summarising data;
  • Writing technical notes and presenting the data.

Model management

  • Monitoring model version control procedures to ensure they are maintained and developed to a high standard;
  • Assisting with managing access to the RMS and maintaining stakeholder database, managing relationships and outreach relating to the RMS;
  • Undertaking additional modelling tasks specified by the Authority that may arise from time to time.

Other Duties

  • Participating in transport planning studies and projects;
  • Participating in public consultation initiatives as required.


Each candidate must meet the following requirements at the time of the competition closing:

  1. Hold a minimum of a NFQ degree level qualification in economics, civil engineering, behaviour sciences, data science and/or analysis, geography, mathematics, social science or transport planning;
  2. Excellent numeracy skills and the ability to interpret data;
  3. Have a creative approach to problem solving;
  4. Demonstrable ability of communicating complex ideas and issues clearly;
  5. Interest in transport and urban planning issues with awareness of transport issues nationally;


The ideal candidate will also have:

  1. Awareness of transportation modelling software or equivalent, e.g. SATURN, Voyager, OmniTrans etc.;
  1. A good understanding and knowledge of the key issues, current legislation and best practice in public transport operations;
  2. An awareness of Transport Modelling theory, including 4-stage modelling, mode choice, model calibration and other modelling principles;
  3. Ability to collect, analyse and assemble transport data and code it in a form suitable for incorporation into a strategic transport model;
  4. Demonstrate a high level of computer literacy including experience in the use of data analysis tools including: databases, spread sheets and GIS, and an awareness of statistical modelling;
  5. Be able to work within, and contribute positively to, multi-disciplinary teams; 
  6. Possess strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; 
  7. Excellent time management ability;
  8. Possess good report writing skills;
  9. Commitment to Continuous Professional Development (CPD), lifelong learning including participation in professional bodies (e.g., Engineers Ireland, Transport Planning Society, CILT).

How to Apply / Contact

Closing Date

The closing date and time for applications is strictly 12pm (noon) on Friday 6th December 2019.  Applications received after the specified deadline cannot be accepted.