Senior engineering associate

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The University of Iowa
Salary:$75,000.00 to Commensurate
Advertising Ends On:03/26/2014
To plan, design, execute, and lead the construction, upgrades, and repairs of complex electronic and mechanical systems for the NADS. o Prepare extensive and complex engineering studies, estimates and reports for NADS hardware design systems. o Direct the implementation of plans, designs and specifications of projects to other engineers and/or technicians. o Conduct and oversee the testing, inspection, and evaluation of installations and NADS subsystems during and after completion. o Serve in capacity as head engineer for research projects. o Coordinate the planning and designing of complex electrical, electronic, mechanical systems and their integration to the NADS simulators and instrumented vehicle. Demonstrates experience with engineering multiple, components, devices, or products. o Inspect, survey and report on condition and operation of NADS electrical and electronic subsystem and initiate alterations, redesigns, enhancements and corrections. o Apply an extensive working knowledge of physics, control theory, signal processing algorithms, human perception and other fundamental science disciplines to project design and development. o Communicate complex technical concepts in simple and concise language that can be easily understood by NADS directors, principal investigators and project managers. o Create thorough documentation and training materials for developed products to facilitate ease of operation, maintenance and future development efforts. o Develop and manage budgets for development projects. o Contribute to departmental long term strategic planning and budgeting. o Communicates effectively with diverse audiences, using appropriate media and language. Coaches others on methods of improving their own communications. o Writes reports, articles, or books for distribution to the business or professional
. o Works to create a climate that values and rewards good oral and written communication. o Elaborates on considerations for designing integrated devices, products or systems. Compares and contrasts benefits and drawbacks and discusses challenges and opportunities of creating various designs. o Organizes potential problem solvers and leads problem resolution efforts through identifying risks and vulnerabilities, and creating contingency plans. o Analyzes and synthesizes information and devises alternative resolution strategies; quantifies the costs, benefits, risks and chances for success before recommending a course of action. o Plans, estimates, staffs, organizes and monitors significant projects, organizes and prioritizes the sequence of steps to be taken; identifies reporting requirements, and creates monitoring and control mechanisms. o Conducts regular and ad-hoc project reviews with project team, sponsors, and clients and creates and introduces new techniques that expedite or simplify the development process. o Defines, captures and monitors metrics for multiple functions. o Evaluates improvement efforts in quality and productivity and uses measurements to drive improvement. NADS is a custom built complex device so improving its reliability through re-design requires extensive understanding of electromechanical systems. o Builds working prototypes of a variety of proposed products or
using extensive experience developing multiple and diverse types of products or services. Develops proof-of-concept exercises to prove or disprove validity of proposed products. o Documents cost versus quality tradeoffs of alternative product designs and materials and works with Principle Investigators and Directors to redesign existing products.
Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.
CITY, IA 52240

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