The ASPIRE Center, headquartered at Utah State University, has an immediate opening for a Senior Transportation Engineer and Modeler (Research Engineer Principal). They will be responsible for leading transportation-related research projects, modeling and simulation activities, and contributing to the development of electrified and personalized transportation solutions. This role offers a unique opportunity to work on cutting-edge transportation innovations that will shape the future of the field. The role will have an initial emphasis on the State of Utah and its Electrified Transportation Initiative, with additional support for programs across the ASPIRE Center. The position will involve working in partnership with many of the more than 60 industry partners and stakeholders in the Center and the State such as UDOT, WFRC, UTA, PACCAR/Kenworth, Stadler Rail, UPS, Cummins, etc.
This position is telework eligible within the state of Utah. Telework outside of the state of Utah is subject to review and approval by the University prior to a job offer being extended.
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The ASPIRE Center is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) that is headquartered at Utah State University. Our research leads the nation in supporting adoption and advancing the electrified transportation industry! We are the first of its kind in the world to take a holistic approach to eliminate range and charging as barriers to electrifying all vehicle classes, from passenger cars to heavy duty trucks. The ASPIRE team serves as a trusted guide for society and as a champion for inclusive pathways into a diverse engineering workforce specially trained to support the ensuing cross-industry transformations. ASPIRE has grown to over 400 participants across 10 university partners and has more than 60 industry and innovation members actively engaged in its programs. The Center has raised more than $100 million in research and development and pilot project support since 2020 and maintains efforts in research and development and "beyond research" commercialization, pilot projects, and planning support. Since 2023, ASPIRE has been designated by the State of Utah as the lead institution for statewide strategic planning for electrified transportation.
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