Research Engineer Scientist (Job Id: 44422)

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Job ID: 44422

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Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Engineering or a related field of science and three years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements.  The university offers market competitive salary and benefits.  Grade EG. Salary commensurate with experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Greater than three years related work experience is preferred. Masters level coursework or advanced training will be considered as a substitute for years of experience.

Demonstrated capabilities and technical training in one of the following primary areas is strongly preferred:

  • Terrain development from breakline surveys and 3-dimensional point clouds/triangular meshes;
  • Field survey methods including use of GNSS receivers or optical survey for collecting topographic breaklines, establishing control networks and construction stakeout;
  • Experience in ArcGIS Pro with spatial analysis and common feature data management tasks;
  • Experience managing large datasets, for example: terrain hydrologic time series, aerial imagery;

Additional skills that would improve a candidates fit with the current need:

  • Experience with developing static or interactive maps for professional reporting using ArcGIS products;
  • Ability to develop or contribute to engineering plansets using AutoCAD Civil 3D;
  • Experience with development or review of construction management documents;
  • Training or experience in developing erosion and sediment control best management practices (BMPs);
Position Description

We have an immediate opening for a qualified Research Engineer Scientist to support our growing restoration and research work. This is a grant-funded position, renewable pending funding.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The new employee will have the opportunity to pursue professional licensure, certification, or continued professional development.

The Stream Institute is an applied and interdisciplinary research group at the forefront of innovative stream and wetland restoration throughout the eastern United States. The ideal candidate will add to an experienced team working on all aspects of restoration projects, from initial site assessments, restoration design, computational hydrodynamics, surveying, terrain generation and monitoring. Through several active grants, the Stream Institute is presently engaged in research to improve industry wide design and hydraulic modeling practices with the goal of increasing the value and resilience of ecological restoration.

Duties will be varied with an initial focus on the processing of large terrain data sets for use in research and design. Work will include a mixture of field work and self-directed office work.

II. Essential Duties:

  • Terrain generation and geospatial analysis
  • Development of mapping products for internal and external use
  • Survey and mapping support in the field
  • Other field duties including use of environmental sensors and resource assessment
  • Analysis to support engineering design and hydraulic modeling
  • Technical reporting and data visualization
Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

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