Division Head
Texas A&M University - College Station, TX

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The Constructed Facilities Division of TTI consists of three programs: Construction, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental, and Major Highway Structures. These groups collaborate to maximize value to all parties involved in the planning, design, construction, renewal, and decommissioning of constructed facilities. The Constructed Facilities Division designs, develops, and evaluates new and existing materials and structures, new and existing structural designs, various construction techniques, non-destructive testing procedures, repair and rehabilitation methods, and new test procedures for various materials and structures. The researchers in the Constructed Facilities Division collaborate with other researchers throughout the United States and internationally. The National Geotechnical Experimentation Site (NGES), headquartered at Texas A&M's Riverside Campus in Bryan, Texas, attracts researchers worldwide. The Center for Building Design and Construction brings together expertise within civil engineering from structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and construction engineering, along with the College of Architecture, to evaluate a wide variety of challenges with constructed facilities.

Position Summary:
The successful candidate will provide leadership in the Constructed Facilities Division and will be expected to develop and lead a strong research program in structures and related topics. Candidates will be expected to work with the faculty in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, as well as other Divisions within the Texas Transportation Institute including the programs in Roadside Safety and Physical Security, Crashworthy Structures and Center for Computational Mechanics. The Zachry Department of Civil engineering High-Bay Structural Laboratory, the McNew Materials Characterization Laboratory, the Advanced Characterization of Infrastructure Materials Laboratory (http://acim.civil.tamu.edu) and the considerable full scale roadside safety and physical security facilities at Texas A&M University's Riverside Campus are available to support the research program.

Candidates must have fifteen years of professional work experience in structures, construction, and related topics and a record of strong leadership skills. A demonstrated record of designing, developing and sustaining a strong externally funded research program for state, national, and international sponsors is desired. Experience building multi-disciplinary teams that address national and international problems relating to transportation is desirable. The candidate must have a M.S. Degree in Engineering. A Ph. D. Degree in Engineering is preferred. Registration as a Professional Engineer is required. The ability to become registered as a Professional Engineer in Texas needs to be demonstrated.

Minimum Education

Master's degree in engineering.

Work Experience (Months/Years) and Skills Required

Fifteen years of professional work experience in structures, construction, and related topics.

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Preferred Experience:
A Ph. D. Degree in Engineering is preferred. The ability to become registered as a Professional Engineer in Texas needs to be demonstrated.

Certifications Required

Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

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College Station


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Special Instructions to Applicant:
Applicants should submit a resume and a list of three references as attachments to this online application.

Texas law requires that males 18 through 25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law in order to be eligible for employment.

Employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check.

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