The Center for Infrastructure,
Energy, and Space Testing (CIEST)
at CU Boulder, in affiliation
with the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE)
department, is seeking candidates for an Engineering Project
position to support a 3-year Department of Energy
research project targeting state-of-the-art restoration
technologies for critical infrastructure. Administered under the
Advanced Research Projects-Agency (ARPA-E), REPAIR
a framework of physical testing and modeling to enhance the
performance and longevity of existing natural gas pipeline
infrastructure. This project will span multiple universities and
intersect with stakeholders across gas utilities and regulatory
agencies to translate the developed knowledge and technologies into
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
A successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary research team
of engineers utilizing the broad testing capabilities of CIEST,
which includes the Geotechnical Centrifuge, Structural Dynamics,
and Materials Testing Laboratories. Under common management, the
Center makes its outstanding testing capabilities and research
personnel available to academic, government, and industry users
from a wide variety of engineering and earth science fields.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What You Should Know
- Direct operations of an applied research project to ensure
scientific milestones and impact are achieved in accordance with
- Advise PIs and Department Research Administrators (DRAs) in the
execution of Statements of Work (SOW), establishment of a
critical-path, project budget, and project outcomes.
- Act as the primary resource for PI in drafting stakeholder
communication plans, annual reports, and event management.
- Act as a primary contact for university, regulatory and
government partners, and proactively communicate project
risks/obstacles to internal leadership and external stakeholders;
develop appropriate risk mitigation strategies and plans.
- Manage the cost and schedule aspects of the project in
coordination with PI and technical teams. In addition, ensure
project operations are compliant with university policy and
- Oversee performance of multiple subcontracts and vendors. This
includes coordinating operations between subcontractors spanning
multiple time-zones and creating a culture of inclusion for all
scientific and administrative partners.
- Implementation and oversight of laboratory safety procedures
and associated training of staff and students.
- Oversight of project/laboratory operations, working with staff
and students to complete project milestones.
This position is secured for one year with a possible extension
based on performance and the availability of funds.
What We Can Offer
The salary range for this position is $65,000 - $80,000
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
Be engaged. Be collaborative. Be Boulder.
What We Require
What You Will Need
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution.
- 5 years of Project Management experience in engineering or
construction projects, academic/industry research, or related
- Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Ability to work and communicate optimally and professionally
with diverse groups of students, researchers, industry
representatives, and faculty.
- Attention to detail, workmanship, quality, efficiency, and
- Ability to identify / establish / and manage critical path
- Customer-service oriented approach for managing internal and
- Demonstrated high-level administration and organizational
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills; strong
- Ability to work within a complex, dynamic, matrixed structure
across colleges and university administration.
- Curiosity and interest in engineering problems and associated
- Graduate degree in structural, materials science, geotechnical,
electrical, mechanical, aerospace, computer science, or other
- PMP or similar credentials.
- Experience with programing and operation of servo-controlled
hydraulics including high-speed dynamic and/or shake table
- Instrumentation, electronics, and programing experience with
various sensors, data acquisition, and/or signal processing
including experimental design and interpretation.
- Software experience in LabVIEW, MatLAB, MTS suites, Excel, CAD,
Solidworks, DIC, etc.
- Basic understanding of FAR, Uniform Guidance and relevant OMB
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
- Optional: Proof of Degree
- If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be
verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using
an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of
the United States, please submit a translated version (if
applicable) as an optional attachment.
During the application process you will need to enter contact
information for one reference who will be contacted to provide a
letter of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as
the search progresses.
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021
will continue until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
Questions about CIEST or the job? Contact: Brad P. Wham, Ph.D.,
Research Assistant Professor and Managing Director of
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