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VHB Senior Transit & Rail Operations Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

VHB’s is seeking a talented Senior Transit & Rail Operations Analyst to join our Transit & Rail team. The successful candidate can work out of any of our New England offices.

About Us

WE ARE VHB—a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries—serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

  • We are creative problem-solvers

  • We work hard, and we give back

  • We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really)

  • We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us!

About the Position

Senior Transit & Rail Operations Analyst | New England

The Senior Operations Analyst will perform a variety of Rail Operations tasks on transit and rail projects including logistical rail planning, railroad simulation modeling, schedule and timetable development for light rail, heavy rail, freight, transit, commuter rail and intercity passenger rail services. The ideal candidate is a passionate forward-thinking problem solver excited about finding solutions to our client’s complex challenges.


  • Perform and lead operations analysis and simulations tasks on a variety of Transit & Rail projects

  • Prepare technical reports for operational evaluations

  • Develop railroad signal block layouts and aspects

  • Work effectively and collaboratively in a multi-discipline team environment

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively on teams and a desire to grow professionally as a technical expert

  • Creative problem-solving skills

  • A familiarity with geometrics and civil design and a solid understanding of design processes is a plus

  • Working knowledge of all applications within the Microsoft Office software suite


  • BS in Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning, or related field

  • 5+ years of professional experience in transit/transportation planning, operations, and engineering with a focus on railroad operations and logistics

  • Experience with railroad operations modeling software Rail Traffic Controller (RTC) is required

  • Experience with railroad service planning, timetables and equipment, and maintenance cycles is required

Please submit applications online.

We regret to inform that we are unable to offer current or future sponsorship for employment visas at this time.

New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.


ID: 2021-1581

External Company Name: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin

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Street: 99 High Street, 10th Floor

Telecommute: No