The Advanced Mobility group is looking for a R&D Engineer.
Field customer requests for research, development and advanced testing capabilities that are not already part of TRC’s existing repertoire of services.
Identify high-value complimentary external engineering service providers, develop strategic partnerships and manage their work in support of our customer needs.
Strengthen relationships with existing partner organizations, including other proving grounds, test houses, expert consultants, academic or governmental organizations.
Support collaborative investigations, proposal development and application for grants. Seek funding opportunities for promising R&D work that advances TRC’s strategic desires for competency development and technical credibility across the automotive industry.
Develop proposals, budgets, work plans, test and/or research reports.
Help extend TRC’s technical credibility with current customers and develop new opportunities. Publish and present technical papers for organizations such as SAE.
Collaborate with industry and academic partners (especially Ohio State) in areas that strategically grow the value of TRC’s services to provide a one-stop shop for our customer’s verification needs while helping our internal team develop strategic capabilities in domains that include:
Active Safety / Advanced Driver Assist Systems
V2V, V2I connectivity and Cyber-security
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Ergonomics / Human Factors
Development of new test methods
Analytical verification methods
- TRC Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is willing to make a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job.
**Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Other Duties and Responsibilities (Non-Essential Functions)
Complete projects on-time, on-budget and on-strategy.
Provide regular updates to management on key project performance metrics.
Experience with automotive product development, especially with strategic domains bullet listed above. Additional automotive experience that is highly valuable:
Research and advanced technology development
Vehicle testing on proving grounds
Vehicle data networking and on-board electronics
Design Verification Planning and Reporting (DVP&R)
Assessment of Vehicle Dynamics, Durability, Corrosion, Fuel Economy
Regulatory standards such as FMVSS, SAE, ASTM, ISO, ECE…
Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
Experience with academic research programs, related fund raising and grant writing
Advanced degree in engineering or other relevant technical field or equivalent technical capability.
Ability to work well with diverse backgrounds, from test drivers with HS equivalent education, hands-on mechanics, administrative personnel, advanced-degreed engineers and university professors.
Comfortable with periods of minimal managerial guidance, while navigating the uncertainty of sometimes ill-defined R&D projects, many of which may not come to full fruition.
Experience managing multiple concurrent projects and meeting tight deadlines with significant workload in a changing uncertain environment that demand adaptability and a strong sense of urgency.
Strong problem-solving capabilities, good attention to detail, organization skills and ability to think systemically.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio).
Standard office, climate controlled environment
Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time
Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment
Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers
Transportation Research Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer