Employer is seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our team! The Electrical Engineer will be a key part of the Employer team supporting connected vehicle research at the FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA. The successful candidate will be part of a larger research team that advances connected and automated vehicle technologies for FHWA via developing, testing, and demonstrating new capabilities associated with vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.
Work assignments for the Electrical Engineer may include performing engineering duties at a higher systems level of the hardware and software, primarily commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), required for control of traffic signals, traffic management systems, and vehicle guidance systems. The work requires a working knowledge of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and networking, including related hardware and software configurations as well as applicable IEEE and SAE standards. The work includes research, design, development, and testing of technology and computer-related equipment for scientific use. The work environment is very collegial and benefits from a collaborative effort with multiple team members. In addition to the laboratory and office environment, some field work, testing and validation of systems is often required. Other duties include:
Perform engineering duties at a higher systems level of the hardware and software, primarily commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), required for control of traffic signals, traffic management systems, and vehicle guidance systems.
Conduct or supervise the manufacturing, installation, and troubleshooting of electrical equipment and components.
Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or other science discipline with 3+ years related experience, specifically connected vehicle research and development.
Familiarity with vehicle power and communication systems
Ability to test and troubleshoot complex power and communication systems
Must be a good team player and be able to give and take constructive feedback.
Must be prompt, schedule-conscious, and able to focus on the work at hand.
Must be coachable and open to self-discovery and professional improvement.
Must communicate clearly in English, both orally and in writing (authorship and publication of technical papers and presentations is a plus)
Project Management skills to ensure the products and services are delivered on-time and within budget
Masters degree in Electrical Engineering preferred
Knowledge and experience in traffic signal controller operations, configuration, communications, and Transportation Management Center operations preferred
Knowledge and experience with software development tools and methods, including one or more commonly used programming languages, such as C++, JAVA, or MATLAB preferred
Geospatial positioning (e.g., GPS) and position correction (e.g., RTCM) preferred
Aerial photo accuracy, correction, mapping, and conversion to electronic data preferred
Ethernet Network engineering preferred
Wireless communications, particularly DSRC, cellular, or Wi-Fi preferred
Connected vehicle or transportation communication standards (e.g., SAE J2735, NTCIP 1202, etc.) preferred
Knowledge of SharePoint and PowerBI development preferred