Research Engineer

    Jacobs Engineering
    North, NC
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $9.29 - $16.17

    Job Description

    Jacobs is seeking an engineer to join our Advanced Source & Impacts Measurements team in support of our Research Laboratory Support (RLS) contract with the U.S. EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) - Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD) located in Research Triangle Park, NC. The ideal candidate will have professional skills and specialized academic training in a technical field that will be used for and will lead to considerable amount of independent, self-managed work. The ideal candidate's duties will also develop into the management of tasks and possibly projects.

    Responsibilities may include:
    • Collaboration with environmental scientists, planners, engineers, and other specialists, to address environmental problems.
    • Design of control systems including building circuit boards and Arduino based platforms.
    • Designing and troubleshooting Arduino based control systems on a wide variety of projects.
    • Designing and modifying LabView based software platforms.
    • Operation of air quality instrumentation. Operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing complex sampling equipment.
    • Originating and/or amend written standard operating procedures, quality assurance plans, and work plans as related to air emissions research tasks.
    • Conduct field air sampling studies in different parts of the US (0-25% travel possible).
    • Air Quality data handling and data analysis.
    • Operating environmental test equipment and collecting data, such as gas emissions, flow rates and temperatures.
    • Reviewing data to ensure compliance with project data quality goals and to identify areas for improvement in the quality system.
    • Maintaining hard-copy and electronic records of measurement results and reports in accordance with Jacobs Technology and EPA records management protocols.
    • Performing all laboratory work in accordance with established Jacobs and EPA safety and quality assurance protocols.
    Additional information:
    • This person will be continually learning and developing new skill sets as the research objectives change.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills in working with peers and client are required.
    • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team is required.

    Qualifications :

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Years of experience: 1-5

    Education: Minimum of a B.S. degree in Electrical, Electronics, Environmental, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution

    Skills required: The ideal candidate will -
    • Conduct air quality sampling using a variety of air quality instrumentation. Troubleshoot air quality sampling systems and develop solutions.
    • Process large data sets using software packages such as R or MATLAB.
    • Develop engineering and software controls for air quality instrumentation.
    • Have fluency in using software packages such as R or MATLAB.
    • A good understanding of electrical circuits and electronic control systems.
    • Have strong written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally the results of research experiments
    • Have strong computer skills using Microsoft Office.
    • Have the ability to travel and perform field studies at remote sites within the US (up to 30%).
    • Have knowledge in the use of hand tools and the ability to set-up hardware required for instruments.
    Preferred Qualifications:

    Years of experience: 3-5

    Education: B.S or M.S. degree in Instrumentation, Electrical, Electronics, Environmental, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution

    Skills preferred:
    • Programming: R Studio, Raspberry Pi, MySQL, PHP Communications Protocols: UART, SPI, SDI, I2C, RS232/422/, OrCAD.
    • Knowledge of air quality measurements preferred. Experience operating instrumentation or continuous emission monitors; experience with electronic (emission or diagnostic) analyzers.
    • An in-depth understanding of electrical circuits, electrical & electronic components and related softwares.
    Posting ID: 552788288Posted: 2020-05-21