Simulation Research Engineer
Bellefontaine, OH  / East Liberty, OH  / Marysville, OH 
Posted 2 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

The Research Engineer is responsible for supporting automotive safety research in the areas of crash avoidance research primarily in the area of automated vehicle modeling, simulation and testing, working with engineers to conduct complex engineering testing and analyses, designing and implementing new standards, protocols, processes and equipment and providing technical reports and presentations to assist in planning and direction.

Essential Functions*
  • Development of analytical procedures for component and/or full-scale automated vehicle modeling, simulation, and testing
  • Conduct research relating to a wide variety of automated vehicle safety issues
  • Perform design analyses of automated vehicle safety systems
  • Make independent and competent technical decisions
  • Develop technical papers, task schedules, and test and/or research reports. 
  • Help extend TRC’s technical credibility with current customers and develop new opportunities.
    • Prior experience and participation in technical committees preferred.
  • Collaborate with industry and academic partners in areas that strategically grow the value of TRC’s services to provide a one-stop shop for our customer’s verification needs while helping our internal team develop strategic capabilities in domains that include:
    • Vehicle Emissions, Energy, & Fuel Efficiency
    • Occupant Protection
    • Active Safety & Automated Driving
    • Vehicle Connectivity
    • Automotive Fuels and Lubes
    • Reliability and Accelerated Life Testing
    • Vehicle Dynamics
    • Virtual Testing and Simulation
    • Vehicle Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics
    • Automotive Design and Manufacturing

*TRC Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is willing to make a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job.
**Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (Non-Essential Functions)
  • Completion of customer support in a timely, error-free, and competitive manner
  • Work in a team and independently to reach technical project goals
  • Critically evaluate and correct deficiencies in technical proposals, plans, and reports
  • Attend professional society and technical committee meetings
  • Support TRC Inc.’s Quality and EH&S (Environmental, Health, and Safety) efforts
  • Complete projects on-time, on-budget, and on-strategy.
  • Provide regular updates to management on key project performance metrics.
  • Master’s Level degree (PhD preferred) in Electrical[RSC(1] , or Computer Science Engineering is preferred
    • Prior industry or transportation research experience preferred
  • Experience in Modeling and simulation of sensors and/or automated systems
  • Must have strong computer programming skills and strong knowledge of vehicle networks
    • Experience with Python is required
    • Experience with ROS and C++ are preferred
  • Technical knowledge to solve tough substantive, work-related problems
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency in technical writing
  • Skilled in handling multiple projects
  • Excellent computer skills including word processing and data analysis software
  • Proficient in managing projects
    • Demonstrated history of technical leadership preferred
  • Ability to work well with diverse backgrounds, from test drivers with HS equivalent education, hands-on mechanics, administrative personnel, advanced-degreed engineers and university professors.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio).
Working conditions
  • Standard office, climate-controlled environment
Physical requirements
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers

 [RSC(1]Or PhD?

It is the policy of TRC Inc. to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation (LGBTQIA+), veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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