UIC Alaska

Transportation Analyst

Position Type
Location : Location
US-DC-Washington, DC
Minimum Clearance Required
Public Trust (NAC)
Travel Requirement
25% - 50%


Bowhead seeks a Transportation Analyst to support the National Highway traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)in Washington, DC. This position requires in-depth knowledge at a comprehensive professional level, of the application of engineering theories, techniques and methods to the gathering, classification, and interpretation of analytical information. For an engineer II, the position requires extensive knowledge of motor vehicle transportation related areas of research and engineering. A demonstrated skill in oral and written communication is required. A demonstrated skill in development of analysis plans; research report review; assimilation, aggregation; analysis of evolving technologies enabling modern motor vehicle safety capabilities and in the development of presentations and technical reports. Must have proficiency with the use various types of databases and spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Access and Excel. Must also exhibit excellent attention to detail and accuracy.




NHTSA recommends that the engineer have experience, have commensurate experience, or the aptitude to gain experience working with one or more of the following:


  • Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), Crash Investigation Sampling System (CISS), Crash Reporting Sampling System (CRSS), motor vehicle crash-related data files and other data files such as from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Census Bureau, and R.L. Polk
  • A strong understanding of, or experience with vehicle crash-worthiness and restraint systems, vehicle full-scale crash testing, component level testing, New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS)test procedures, and related data analysis.
  • A strong understanding of, or experience with, vehicle ADAS systems, crash avoidance testing, NCAP and FMVSS test procedures, and related data analysis. About this Contract Engineering, Statistical, and Technical Support Services (ESTS): The scope of work includes providing support to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Bowhead delivers to DOT NHTSA critical safety data and analysis for distribution to the public. Other areas of support include: Vehicle Crash Evaluation and Engineering Research Support, Web Page Design and Development, and Database Analytics and Database Research Support.


In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire.


  • BA/BS is required in addition to five (5+) years of professional experience is required.
  • Obtain the Child Passenger Safety Technician certification prior to starting.
  • Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint in addition to the visualization software listed above is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team as well as having a high level of initiative and excellent attention to detail.


Physical Demands:
• Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
• Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
• Must be able to twist, bend, and squat periodically


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain a security clearance at the Public Trust level. A minimum of three (3) years US residency, or US Citizenship, is required for a Public Trust clearance at this location.




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