Site Operations Engineer – University of Washington Opening

This Site Operations Engineer is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to be on the cutting edge of the latest 3D technology and applied research.

Description of Site Operations Engineer for RAPID

Site Operations Engineer for RAPID

The Site Operations Engineer will support the National Science Foundation (NSF) NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure) RAPID Facility at the University of Washington.

RAPID is a shared use facility, and its mission is to serve the needs of reconnaissance researchers supported by NSF or other agencies.

The RAPID enables state-of-the-art field collection of perishable scientific, engineering, and social science data following natural disasters.

The facility includes: (i) surveying equipment such as lidar, total station, digital level, and gps\gnss, seismic equipment, ground investigation equipment, unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with image and lidar data collection capabilities, various imaging equipment including streetview and 360 degree cameras, coastal equipment including a remotely operated hydrographic survey boat, EEG headsets for social science studies, processing computers, and various other hand operated measuring equipment; (ii) software to support data collection and process collected data, including the RAPID App (RApp) which the RAPID has and continues to develop for field reconnaissance data collection; (iii) staff; and (iv) a headquarters for supporting field missions, data transfer and preliminary data analysis.

RAPID is a shared use facility, and its mission is to serve the needs of reconnaissance researchers supported by NSF or other agencies.

The Site Operations Engineer will assist in carrying out the day-to-day operations of the RAPID Facility in collaboration with the facility’s Program Coordinator, and under the direction of the facility’s Operations Manager and leadership team. The position requires passion, genuine interest in the collection of perishable data following natural hazards, and communication and people skills for interacting with the various facility users. The selected candidate will be at the forefront of natural hazards reconnaissance science and will help to develop and implement the next-generation data gathering methods.

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