Staff Civil Engineer
Gainesville, FL 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description

ARA is seeking a staff civil engineer to participate in research and engineering consulting projects in support of ARA's contract with the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) State Materials Office (SMO) in Gainesville, Florida.

What you will do as a staff civil engineer:

  • Conduct pavement-related data reduction and analysis
  • Provide direction and support to technician staff for data collection projects
  • Analyze nondestructive testing data (falling weight deflectometer, ground penetrating radar, pavement friction tester, and other data used in the evaluation of the condition of pavement infrastructure)
  • Organize data and validate data quality
  • Prepare technical reports and presentation materials, and perform other tasks as assigned

Staff civil engineer requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Civil Engineering
  • Knowledge and understanding of common pavement engineering principles and practices, such as pavement design, evaluation, and management practices; structural capacity evaluation; pavement materials engineering; pavement performance modeling; resilient modulus analysis; soil materials characterization; statistical analysis; and general data reduction
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products and pavement-related evaluation tools
  • Occasional travel may be required

Desired skills and experience:

  • 2+ years of practical pavement engineering experience (graduate/academic research work may be applicable experience)
  • Experience analyzing nondestructive pavement testing data and pavement condition data

We offer a comprehensive and generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement plans. The salary for this position ranges from $52,000/year to $64,480/year, depending on education and experience.

About ARA:

ARA is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs about 1,500 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in civil technologies, computer software and simulation, defense technologies, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for pavement analysis, environmental site characterization, and robotics.

ARA embraces the core values of passion, freedom, service, and growth. We provide a working environment in which highly qualified technical professionals can pursue their specialties with a maximum of support and a minimum of bureaucracy. These individuals form a network of colleagues with complementary capabilities, similar goals, and a willingness to cooperate on challenging and important technical problems. We strive for long-term associations among our staff and with our clients.

We recognize that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company's success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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