Transportation Policy Analyst

24 Apr, 2021


Transportation Policy Analyst

Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; McLean, VA; Dallas, TX; Norfolk, VA; Falls Church, VA; New York, NY; Folsom, CA

Job Description


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets.  We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey.  Join us at Guidehouse.


Transportation Policy Analyst will function at the Guidehouse Senior Consultant staff level. Senior Consultants are second level non-management consultants that will have responsibility for client management, solution implementation and generation of project results. The Transportation Policy Analyst will own project workstreams and interact with the client daily to ensure engagement success. This includes supporting day-to-day operational meetings with client sponsors and consulting leaders. Transportation Policy Analyst are expected to prepare and communicate well-organized, effective reports and presentations to client and internal executives. You will lead, coach and mentor consultants and ensure quality deliverables.



  • Support Federal transportation client in the analysis of transportation safety and mobility data to support policy decisions and infrastructure investments
  • Conduct benefit-cost analyses and regulatory impact analyses to support and justify policy decisions and infrastructure investments
  • Support risk management processes and programs, including collecting and analyzing multi-modal safety data
  • Analyze and synthesize multi-modal transportation data, including mobility, safety, and economic data
  • Support cross-agency collaboration for policy and rulemaking development
  • Develop work products that clearly synthesize information into recommendations for clients
  • Facilitate client meetings to gather data and understand client needs and desired outcomes
  • Provide guidance, coaching, and quality assurance to junior staff

We encourage career development and hiring for the long term.  As a Transportation Policy Analyst, you will follow a clearly defined career path and continue to deepen your specialized industry knowledge and consulting skills. As you hone your project management skills, leadership abilities and the aptitude for managing multiple workstreams, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Managing Consultant level.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 4+ years of experience in management consulting or direct federal-level transportation consulting/research (DOT, FAA, FTA, or FHA).
  • Work experience as Federal Transportation Economist may be considered
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet and pass requirements for a Public Trust
  • Currently reside in the Washington DC area or ability to relocate to the Washington DC area
  • Due to contract requirements US Citizenship restrictions will apply

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the above listed requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in transportation engineering or planning
  • Direct working experience providing consulting services to federal agencies, departments or bureaus
  • Experience working with transit/transportation agencies
  • Experience working with state departments of transportation

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

Job posted: 2021-04-24