R&D ENGR SUPERVISOR

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R&D ENGR SUPERVISOR Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 202001221481 Full Time Other $86,500 - $149,500 Position Information The Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) is seeking a self-starting, highly motivated Research and Development Engineer Supervisor 2 to join the Emissions and Fuels Research (EFR) group at CE-CERT. The EFR group is a recognized leader in the emissions research of combustion sources (vehicles, trucks, generators, ocean vessels, locomotives, construction, farming and cooking). The incumbent will coordinate EFR's research programs, coordinate laboratory operations with the laboratory director, take a lead role in maintaining a full range of laboratories, and guide and supervise staff and students in good laboratory practices. Incumbent will work directly with the laboratory director, EFR team members and other researchers in the development and refining of experimental test plans involving the laboratories and/or field testing. Incumbent will coordinate with researchers, the laboratory director, staff and students to carry out research studies in the laboratories and in the field. These duties could include logistical coordination, including the coordination of test vehicles and overall laboratory scheduling, coordinating the appropriate staff and students to carry out the research, ensure that the necessary instruments, dynamometers, and other equipment are operational and operating within specifications, and leading efforts to trouble shoot equipment/instrument failures or maintenance as needed. This position will bridge traditional disciplinary boundaries in all forms of mobile and station combustion sources, advanced analytical methods, and systems integration. Incumbent should have experience in carrying out plans for projects that include a wide range of CE-CERT laboratories, and provide recommendations for designs and test setups to Principal Investigators, graduate students/interns, technical staff, and visiting researchers. Specifically, the incumbent should be able to set up laboratory equipment for CE-CERT two chassis dynamometers, two engine dynamometers (heavy-duty and small off-road), install new engines on these engine dynamometers, and oversee operations for PEMS testing and marine field testing, data logging, and our kitchen cooking laboratory. Incumbent will supervise and train technical staff, graduate students, and visiting researchers on good laboratory practices and CE-CERT's standard operation of procedures for all of the above-mentioned laboratories. Incumbent will make recommendations to principal investigators, researchers, students (graduate and undergraduate) on equipment and/or laboratory maintenance while recommending specifications and cost saving measures. Incumbent skills should include an understanding of engine and vehicle technologies, laboratory equipment/instruments and their appropriate operation and maintenance, operating, setting up, and calibrating portable emissions measurement systems (PEMS), and data logging. Incumbent should have experience coordinating and scheduling a wide range of laboratory operations. Incumbent should be familiar with the Code of Federal regulations specifically 40 CFR Part 1066, 1065, 1033, 86.1370, and ISO 8178 and other relevant SAE, ASME and ASTM standards. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Some graduate level coursework. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Highly effective organizational and communication skills in order to convey complex information in an effective manner.
Solid knowledge of Human Resources and fiscal/budgetary policies and procedures.
Ability to work in a collaborative manner; identify challenges and barriers and provide resolution.
Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and influence others.
Solid skills to oversee the planning and organizing of research projects and initiatives.
Solid knowledge of the Engineering function.
Solid knowledge of emissions research of combustion sources.
Experience with chassis dynamometers
Familiar with Code of Federal regulations specifically 40 CFR Part 1066, 1065, 1033, 86.1370, and ISO 8178 and other relevant SAE, ASME and ASTM standards.
Preferred Qualifications Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 3/5/2020
Application Due: 12/1/2020
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