Engineer Associate I/KTC at University of Kentucky

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details Posting Details

Job Title Engineer Associate I/KTC
Requisition Number RE45803
Working Title Engineer Associate I/KTC
Department Name 8H060:Kentucky Transportation Center
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 46
Salary Range $51,491-84,950/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education BS
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Required Related Experience No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification None
Physical Requirements Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs., sitting for long periods of time.
Shift Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Job Summary The Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) seeks applicants for a full-time staff Research Engineer I position in the Pavement, Materials, Geotechnical, and Infrastructure Assessment (PMGIA) Group. Prospective applicants should be interested in multidisciplinary transportation research and working on a broad range of topics. The PMGIA Group performs research in several areas for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Research foci including pavement design, construction, infrastructure preservation and, rehabilitation, roadway forensic analysis, highway drainage assessment, geotechnical investigations, and remote sensing with mobile and stationary LiDAR.Prospective applicants should have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and have successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and be eligible for licensure as a Professional Engineer in Kentucky. The Research Engineer I performs literature reviews, conducts field and laboratory testing, works on data collection and analysis, and reports findings to the research team. The Research Engineer I is expected to help senior PMGIA staff build lasting partnerships with our clients, transportation organizations, and transportation agencies.

KTC is a vibrant, dynamic, and collegial environment where salary and benefits packages are competitive with the private sector. Our key benefits include (1) a wide selection of affordable health care plans (HMO, PPO, RHP, EPO), vision insurance options, and dental insurance plans to fit your needs; (2) generous retirement savings plans managed through Fidelity or TIAA — the University of Kentucky provides a 200% match on monthly employee contributions; (3) 15 days of vacation per year, 12 days of sick leave, and 14 days of paid holidays; (4) many opportunities for professional development — the Center invests in staff by funding attendance at local, regional, and national conferences, trainings, and other short courses; and (5) the University of Kentucky’s Employee Education Program (EEP), which provides tuition waivers for up to 18 credit hours per academic year.

At KTC there is no shortage of interesting, exciting, and challenging work. We remain committed to building a diverse and respectful workplace that recognizes employees perform their best when they maintain a healthy work-life balance. Come join us in building the transportation systems of the future!
A complete application for this position includes a cover letter, resume, and completed application.

Optional documents to include: any writing sample or transcript. These can be uploaded as Specific Request 1, and Specific Request 2.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Driver’s License preferred.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience 3 years of related experience.
Deadline to Apply 07/10/2024
University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all - identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe ways in which you have worked with team members and/or stakeholders during projects (as a leader or participant).

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe how your experience relates to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please list computer programs or applications with which you have extensive knowledge/experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • UK Job Fair
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Specific Request 1
  2. Specific Request 2


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