Transportation Analyst Job Description

A transportation analyst is a type of logistician who uses mathematical and statistical techniques to analyze the movement of goods.

Transportation analysts use metrics, such as distance, time, and efficiency, to calculate how efficiently commodities are shipped.

They use models to predict how traffic will move in freight systems.

Transportation analysts also look at pricing for freight, in order to determine the market’s demand.

Transportation analysts usually specialize in one area of transportation, such as railroad, airline, automotive, or shipping.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Transportation Analyst to join our team. You will be responsible for analyzing our transportation needs and developing solutions to improve our efficiency. If you have a strong background in transportation and logistics, we want you on our team!

Transportation Analyst Duties:

  • Coordinate transportation and logistics activities for the company’s projects
  • Assume responsibility for the selection of contractors for services such as site planning, building design, site utility systems, and site development
  • Develop, implement, and maintain quality control programs
  • Track and monitor construction schedules, budgets, and changes
  • Work closely with architects, engineers, and interior designers
  • Coordinate with company personnel and subcontractors
  • Oversee and execute permitting and inspections
  • Manage inventory and storage facilities
  • Manage transportation and related logistics
  • Manage purchasing, receiving, and shipping
  • Provide reports to management, clients, and other interested parties

Transportation Analyst Responsibilities:

  • Develop and continuously update detailed route plans, including coordination with freight forwarders, recommend and implement transportation improvements to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Understand inventory and barrel requirements, work with logistics team, and negotiate with carriers and freight forwarders to secure competitive pricing
  • Develop new routes, track and monitor shipments, and consult with customers about new / improved routes
  • Follow up with freight forwarders and monitor costs, and continually improve logistics methods
  • Research, analyze and report on freight costs

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in designing, managing, and overseeing the construction of roadway and railroad projects
  • Strong knowledge of engineering and construction processes, including right-of-way acquisition, negotiation, and retention
  • Strong knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing right-of-way development and transportation

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong team. We are committed to equal opportunity and encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We also value the contributions of veterans and individuals with disabilities.