Transportation 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 Transportation Engineer is responsible for the traffic analysis of transportation system performance on roadway links, intersections, and networks.

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform engineering duties in the design of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and other operational systems or capital improvements to improve throughput and safety performance in a cost-effective manner with respect to environmental and other constraints.

  • Perform engineering duties in modeling traffic and conducting traffic simulation analysis, including sophisticated hardware-in-the-loop, script development, and interface with Application Programming Interface (API).

  • Perform testing and validation of engineering models, simulations, systems, and ITS equipment.

  

Qualifications

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

  • At least 4 years of related experience.

  • Experience in the use of latest ITS software and hardware.

  • 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:

hr-manager@hptech-inc.com

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.