Project Engineer

University of Maryland, College Park
Saint Marys County, Maryland
Oct 06, 2020
Nov 10, 2020
Full Time

Position Title: Project Engineer

Position Number: #1005227

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary:


The UAS Faculty Assistant serves as project engineer supporting all research operations, including the airworthiness review and maintenance of all systems, data collection and storage, sensor and hardware/software integration and other areas assigned in support of Test Site requirements. This position will often be involved in designing and building new solutions, whether at the component level or entirely new aircraft. Additionally, this position serves as a Visual Observer (VO) and Aviation Safety Officer (ASO) for UAS Operations. No industry experience is required for this position, but an active interest in UAS and the associated technologies is. The UAS Faculty Assistant reports to the Director, and coordinates all activities with the Chief Pilot and Lead Project Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

United States citizen or permanent resident

Bachelor of Science technical degree

An active interest in UAS technologies and UAS flight research

Must have a valid driver’s license

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CAD and 3-D printed component design experience

sUAS integration/avionics experience

R/C and/or drone flight experience

FAA Part 107 certification

FAA Class II Medical Certificate

Physical Demands:

Able to lift 40 pounds

Able to work outdoors in varying temperature

Ability to travel up to 30% to different testing sites

Vision correctable to 20/20 and color vision

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.