Iowa State University Engineer IV - 4258 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Engineer IV - 4258

Pay Grade 36

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 70261P

Working Title Research Engineer

Advertised Employing Department Institute for Transportation

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term

Proposed Start Date As soon as possible

Proposed End Date or Length of Term 12 months with the possibility of renewal

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Institute for Transportation (InTrans) is a $17 million research organization at Iowa State University that includes eight centers and eight programs. InTrans conducts transportation-related research and outreach, and addresses the education and workforce development needs of future transportation professionals. InTrans’ mission is to develop and implement innovative methods, materials, and technologies for improving transportation system efficiency, safety, reliability, and sustainability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

The individual in this position will serve as the Research Engineer and provide technical support to the research activities for InTrans as well as provide technical expertise to the Iowa DOT Research section by assisting in the development, coordination, management, and administration, transportation research projects. Intrans staff members are nationally recognized experts in transportation engineering, planning, safety, systems management and operation, and policy. These staff excel in combining their knowledge and resources with other university-based organizations, transportation agencies, consulting firms, and industry to develop and manage robust research teams. InTrans partners with public, private, academic and professional organization in its research and outreach activities.

The successful candidate will possess an engineering background and possess excellent communication skills. This person will have the ability to work in a team environment and have good project management skills.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Preferred Education and Experience

• Project Management Experience • Experience working in a team environment • Experience in communicating technical research information to appropriate audience • Experience working with research projects • Experience in applying technical skills and engineering concepts • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field. • Experience working with external clients and customers. • Transportation research-related experience.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Department Contact Name Toni McAlister

Department Contact Phone 515-294-2676

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary

Guaranteed Consideration Date 06/24/2017

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Ability to obtain and maintain Professional Engineer License within 12 months of hire.

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)