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Research Highway Civil Engineer

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The Office of Research, Development, and Technology is hiring a Research Highway Civil Engineer (GS-0810-13/14 - $112,015 to $172,075 annually) at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. To apply, visit (open to U.S. Citizens). Alternatively, send your resume and a statement of interest (in the body of your e-mail message) directly to using the subject “Application for Infrastructure Performance Engineer, FHWA.HRT-2024-0007.” Hiring managers will consider applications submitted through 12/07/2023 (but submit yours as soon as possible to receive the best consideration). 


The Office of Infrastructure Research and Development's Long-Term Infrastructure Performance Team (LTIP) is excited to announce a great career opportunity for a Research Engineer. The LTIP team manages the Long-Term Pavement Performance program and the Long-Term Bridge Performance program, including the Highway Infrastructure Engineering Research Data that are available on the Info Highway web portal. Additionally, the team manages Turner-Fairbank's Coatings and Corrosion Laboratory.


As a Research Highway Civil Engineer, you will:

  • Plan and conduct research and development activities associated with the long-term performance of highway infrastructure assets.
  • Manage research projects including contractual, schedule, and budget aspects, reviewing technical reports and research products.
  • Oversee database architecture, schema and structure, administration, documentation, and related development activities for FHWA highway infrastructure research programs.
  • Develop protocols for assessment of highway infrastructure elements using commercially available, deployable equipment.
  • Plan and develop state-of-the-art tools and techniques which integrate condition assessment, performance and deterioration modeling, economics, operations research concepts, and information technologies to ensure safety, reliability, optimal performance, and least total life cycle cost of highway infrastructure assets.

The ideal candidate is a mid-level or senior-level Civil Engineer with proven experience in conducting and overseeing highway infrastructure research. The ideal candidate is familiar with developing and managing relational engineering datasets and experienced in data analytics and data science applications. 


At the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, you’ll be just minutes from picturesque Washington (DC) and all that it has to offer: an extraordinarily rich history, world-class entertainment and arts, luxurious dining establishments, countless museums, and all the grandeur of our Nation’s capital.