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Transportation Systems Engineer

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit
Location: Blacksburg Area, Other - Virginia, Other - U.S.
Categories: Other, Research / Scientific, Transportation

Job Description

VTTI seeks a qualified and ambitious research engineer interested in answering complex problems through application of advanced research, development, and implementation techniques. The candidate should have an aptitude for framing research questions, working with complex novel systems, applying appropriate data analysis techniques, and developing robust solutions. The candidate should be an experienced research engineer, or equivalent, capable of working independently and with multidisciplinary teams to improve transportation safety through cutting-edge research and early stage field deployment.

This opening seeks an applicant with a diverse background, demonstrating a unique skillset that can be applied to the development and implementation of advanced transportation systems. We are building an effective team with experience and interests in transportation-related areas such as automated vehicle systems, connected vehicle systems and related technologies (DSRC, C-V2X, 5G), infrastructure technology, micromobility solutions, and vulnerable road users. The candidate shall have demonstrable expertise in technical proposal development, project operations, data analysis, budgeting, and project management. Some programming background is a plus.

Required Qualifications

Masters degree. Candidates with a lesser degree and significant experience in lieu of master’s degree will also be considered.

Demonstrable experience in transportation research or equivalent experience within a related field

Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently and within teams

Firm understanding of engineering principles needed to analyze, verify, and interpret work

Preferred Qualifications

Project Management experience, qualified to lead project teams and oversee project schedule, budgets, and deliverables.

Background in data processing and analysis.

Experience with proposal development and strong written skills

Familiarity with automated vehicle systems and associated research protocols

Proficient in data collection, processing, and statistical analysis (e.g., SAS, R, python, etc).


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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

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Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.  VTTI would prefer that this position be based in the New River Valley of Virginia, but will consider alternate locations.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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