Civil Engineer, Sustainable Infrastructure Research

University of North Dakota, College of Engineering and Mines
Grand Forks, ND
Closing date
Oct 8, 2022

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The vision of the University of North Dakota Sustainable Infrastructure Research Initiative is to pursue new frontiers in the sustainability of civil infrastructure research and education that enables the development of the next generation of integrated infrastructure system technologies that are economically competitive, reliable, sustainable, and politically and environmentally acceptable.

To realize this vision, the Institute for Energy Studies has established the following mission:

  1. Facilitate the coordination of CEM’s multidisciplinary infrastructure education, research, development, and commercialization activities in partnership with UND campus units, other NDUS campuses, and federal, state, and industrial partners.
  2. Provide a well-trained workforce cognizant of the issues facing the nation’s aging infrastructure today and in the future generations by engaging students in education that is focused on the technical, social, political, environmental, and economic needs of the world-wide community.

Develop a multi-disciplinary scientifically balanced research portfolio aimed at accelerating the implementation of efficient and environmentally sustainable infrastructure solution technologies.This Engineer position exists so that the Sustainable Infrastructure Research Initiative can hire and retain an engineer with the ability to perform higher level research activities, write major grant proposals and manage the projects that result from these proposals. The activities of this position in the context of this agenda include but are not limited to:

  1. Design, test, and install experimental equipment.
  2. Modeling and experimental work associated with sponsored research
  3. Perform economic and feasibility studies and equipment selection.
  4. Conduct laboratory, pilot, and field studies
  5. Work with students, staff, and faculty to complete projects.
  6. Preparation of reports and presentations for work conducted or to be conducted.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, annual & sick leave in addition to 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct laboratory/bench-, pilot- and full-scale testing and report/present results ;design and develop experimental procedures to accomplish the objectives of assigned projects; report results and conclusions for tests
  • Process and System Design; where appropriate, obtain design concurrence from experienced IES or CEM personnel to optimize the design process and the effort put into it
  • Preparation of Proposals for Obtaining  Funding of Research Projects
  • Other Research Related Duties
  • Establish and Maintain Good Customer Relations and Relations with Other UND Personnel

Required Competencies

  • Excellent writing/communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with civil engineering laboratory equipment operation

Minimum Requirements

  • BS in an engineering discipline or related
  • Experience with laboratory/bench-scale equipment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software – Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel
  • Successful completion of Criminal History Records Check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience/thesis work to be relevant to
    • Structural analysis, design, and construction (at the laboratory scale)
    • Materials characterization
    • Nondestructive evaluation and testing
    • Concrete 3D printing
    • Remote sensing
    • Programming
  • FE and/or PE licensure 
  • Modeling experience

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$60,000+/ year; exempt; benefited; full-time

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

To Apply

Please apply online at: engineering

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 showing character of service or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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