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Research Engineer

Brief description of duties and responsibilities:

Demonstrate a working knowledge in Transportation/Traffic Engineering and Research, including traffic analysis for infrastructure modifications and site development projects, and crash data analytics. The candidate can look forward to projects and research that include transportation planning, traffic analyses, and roadway design as well as big transportation data analysis. Further, he/she will be a key member of the HUTRC team and will be responsible for supporting all activities, including proposal development, project management, etc. One of the main responsibilities of this position is to assist in the continued growth of the research business of the Center and the University as a whole. Moreover, he/she will interact with both clients and staff and will be required to make professional presentations to clients or agency representatives from time to time. Some of the associated responsibilities are:

  • Conduct research in Transportation and Traffic Engineering issues

  • Perform crash data analysis and safety investigations

  • Perform and/or manage analytical tasks including traffic data collection and data manipulation

  • Perform and/or manage capacity analyses on intersections and roadway networks

  • Conduct micro simulation traffic analyses on intersections and roadway networks using transportation planning/engineering software

  • Prepare written reports and presentations of project and research findings

  • Prepare research and project proposals


Educational Requirements:

  • Possess a minimum of Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering or related area of study

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Have 1-3 years of relevant work experience

  • EIT/FE Certification required with the potential of obtaining PE certification within 1 year

  • Capability of mentoring and managing field staff/technicians

  • Experience in traffic analysis and design software (HCS, Synchro, VISSIM/VISUM, AutoCAD, Microstation) for planning, operations, and design purposes

  • Working knowledge of database development/statistical analysis background

  • Must have working knowledge and understanding of industry-related analyses and development criteria/concepts

  • Must be able to develop technical documents in Microsoft Office

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