NDE Laboratory Manager

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 task order under a major federal contract, and we are identifying candidates who would be interested in working with us should we be awarded the task order.  At this stage, we are looking for a Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory Manager who will be responsible for the oversight of a state-of-the-art NDE laboratory at a government facility. The laboratory’s mission is to “conduct state-of-the-art research, development, and implementation of nondestructive testing systems and technologies to improve the Nation’s highway infrastructure assets.

The laboratory manager will be responsible for overall scheduling of laboratory resources and day-to-day laboratory operations. The laboratory manager will also be responsible for ensuring that all equipment are in a state of good repair, equipment calibrations and annual maintenance requirements are upheld, and the laboratory safety plan is up-to-date. The laboratory manager will have experience working in a research laboratory environment with at least 5 years of laboratory management experience. This is a hands-on management position with functional responsibilities equivalent to that of a Research Engineer.  As a researcher, the candidate will identify challenges and opportunities in the NDE and structural health monitoring (SHM) of bridges aimed at the development and application of NDE and SHM technologies that are safer, faster, and least invasive.


  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Civil, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science.

  • At least 5 years of laboratory management experience in a research environment.

  • Experience in NDE/SHM data analysis, visualization and interpretation.

  • Experience in the use of visualization techniques to detect/map flaws.

  • Experience in the use of latest software in NDE/SHM technologies.

  • Understanding of and familiarity with standards and specifications related to NDE/SHM.

  • Understanding of and familiarity with bridge and tunnel inspection manuals.

  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and writing skills.

  • Excellent team and collaborative skills.

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration highly desirable.

This anticipated position, which is contingent upon the task order 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 resumes by September 7, 2019 at:


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.