How to Enter
To enter a Transport Modeller job in New Zealand, we recommend that you first complete a Bachelor of Engineering Technology, specialising in Civil Engineering – Roading and Transportation, or a Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in Traffic Planning and Highway Design.
The daily job responsibilities of a Transport Modeller can include the following:
Reviewing plans for commercial or residential developments and their potential impact of transportation networks
Using computer simulation programs with real-time data on population, traffic volume and peak congestion hours to explore potential impact of proposed development projects
Running simulations to identify the impact of changing traffic light timings and intersection layouts
Running simulations for potential traffic and natural disasters, such as earthquakes
Using simulation data to create reports of the potential impact proposed developments may have on transportation networks and congesting
Creating reports on how to best to avoid adverse effects and maximise benefits for transport networks
The next logical step for many Transport Modellers is to specialise further in Transportation Management and continue progressing their careers in Civil Infrastructure. However, this also opens the door to many other areas of Civil Engineering, including Urban Planning and Surveying.
40K – 95K per annum (NZD)