Geospatial Engineer

High Performance Technologies, Inc. (HPTech) is an infrastructure-centered firm focusing on practice, research, policy, and technology transfer.  HPTech was established in 2003 with the primary purpose of serving the U.S. federal government at their facilities and project sites. Our uniqueness lies in our ability to integrate physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, planning, and policy when developing and delivering infrastructure solutions.


​HPTech is currently pursuing a major federal contract, and we are identifying candidates who would be interested in working with us should we be awarded the contract. The position would be part of a research team conducting studies on new traffic operation concepts and technologies to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the existing surface transportation system. These activities are aimed at safely increasing the effective handling capacity of the existing roadway system without the expense of building and maintaining new roads. The research currently being performed by the team includes the development and evaluation of systems (hardware and software) and concepts to support Cooperative Driving Automation (CDA); the development of new Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) tools that account for the addition of connected and automated vehicles in the traffic stream, including the development and use of hardware-in-the-loop, software-in-the-loop, and other virtual environments; and investigation of new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), and use of data collection and information sharing to improve traffic management capabilities and develop decision support systems for managers of traffic operations. The position of Geospatial Engineer is responsible for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data.



  • Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form.

  • Perform engineering duties for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) of systems for continuous updating of the geographical location of mobile objects and their direction to reach specified destinations.

  • Utilize satellite global positioning systems (GPS), with differential augmentation, and backup and alternative means such as dead reckoning, inertial reference, and map matching.



  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geospatial Engineering, Geospatial Science, Geography, or Geographic Information Systems.

  • At least 4 years of related experience.

  • Experience with the surveying of fixed objects to establish their geographical location in a uniform regional, national, or global reference system, as well as experience with Image/Radar processing.

  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and writing skills.

  • Excellent team and collaborative skills.

  • Experience in a research environment highly desirable.

This anticipated position, which is contingent upon the contract award to HPTech, would be based in McLean, Virginia.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

For timely consideration, submit your resume by April 2, 2021 to:

HPTech is an 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 veteran status.