The primary purpose of the TIDC Program Manager position is to provide administrative oversight of the University Transportation Center (UTC) and ensure that all DOT grant requirements are met or exceeded with full agency satisfaction. The TIDC Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that all UTC projects identify and solve real infrastructure durability problems faced by state DOTs, effectively disseminating the technologies developed, and educating the next generation of transportation professionals. The person in this position will study, understand, and implement the grant proposal submitted by UMaine, the US DOT deliverables documents, operations of other UTCs to learn and implement best practices, and will generate all Grant Deliverables and Reporting Requirements for the US DOT.
PhD in Engineering or Science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Requires at least ten years of relevant professional experience, preferably managing engineering projects or research grant programs involving multiple teams of stakeholders.
Substantial experience with project management.
Demonstrated outstanding oral and written communication skills essential.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and constant deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to interact with industry members.
Registered Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred.
About Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center, University of Maine
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) invests in transportation research and technology through the competitive University Transportation Center (UTC) program. The University of Maine (UMaine) is leading the region 1 (New England) UTC consortium called the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC). An innovative leader with considerable experience managing teams in the fields of bridge or transportation engineering or construction or durability research is sought to fill the critical role of the TIDC Program Manager.
The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) will focus its research efforts on improving the durability and extending the life of Region 1 transportation infrastructure through an integrated collaboration of universities, State DOTs and industry. Throughout the five-year program, more than 28 faculty and 280 student researchers for 6 New England universities will participate: the University of Maine (lead), University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Vermont, and Western New England University. The research will be focused on real DOT needs, guided by a distinguished advisory... board consisting of DOT representatives from five New England states. The TIDC will serve to strengthen and augment State DOTs research programs as well as national research efforts. The research motive is to help DOTs extend the life of existing infrastructure as well as construct new, longer-lasting assets.