Research Project Manager - Civil Engineering (531911)

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   Miami, FL   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on May 8, 2024
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Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university withcolleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios.FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums:Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, theWolfsonian-FIU, and theJewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member ofConference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Research Project Manager – Civil Engineering (531911)

Job Summary:

Works with the Director of Innovative Bridge Technology/Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (IBT/ABC-UTC) to carry out various Center tasks that includes administrative and research technical support. Assists the Director of IBT/ABC-UTC with communicating with all faculty and other parties involved with the ABC-UTC at FIU along with its partner universities to facilitate smooth operation of the Center. Ensures that the tasks are completed in a professional and timely manner. Provides technical expertise on projects, reviews the progress reports submitted by various faculties for technical accuracy and ensures that the project (s) objectives and goals are being met.

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the ABC-UTC activities related to workforce development (WD), technology transfer (TT) and research, including supporting specific research activities and providing technical expertise in civil engineering.
  • Maintains the centers schedule of events and important deadlines, including project management of center activities and sponsored projects.
  • Assists with developing proposals and seeks funding opportunities for the Center.
  • Coordinates with the Office of Research and Development (ORED) to ensure that all essential documents are within the appropriate files and works with various university personnel to communicate on a variety of logistical matters and resolving problems when it pertains to students and the program. Ensures compliance with College, University, State, Federal and other agency rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for generating weekly reports of center activities to communicate with the Director of the ABC-UTC.
  • Assists project's Principal Investor (PI) of the ABC-UTC projects and ABC-UTC supported graduate students for procurement of supplies and other necessities for projects, and project budget related issues.
  • Manages the Center's branding and marketing initiatives including maintaining the ABC-UTC website and social media presence to increase visibility and awareness to the community and ensures content is current. Works with the Directors of WD, TT, and Research as needed.
  • Generates and submits semi-annual reports required by US Department of Transportation (DOT). Prepares and submits information related to Date Management, per US DOT format and maintains them per instructions provided by US DOT, Co- Directors and by the partner universities. Coordinates and compiles needed information for reporting with Co-Directors at the partner universities.
  • Coordinates with the Director of TT in generating annual highlights reports summarizing the year's activities of the ABC-UTC.
  • Anticipates and prepares a wide variety of materials and technical reports needed for meetings, workshops, and recruitment events including making all travel arrangements as needed using discretion for time availability for the Director of the ABC-UTC.
  • Exercises independent thought, initiative, and judgment in the implementation of programmatic activities.
  • Serves as liaison, maintaining a high level of public relations and interaction with various senior university administration, staff, and faculty. Provides confidential assistance in the receipt and handling of information.
  • Manages financial data and information for ABC-UTC and all projects for the Center in accordance with FIU and sponsor guidelines. Assists in budget development and provides projections and recommendations.
  • Prepares reports and analysis to include financial reports, setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
  • Responsible for recruiting, on-boarding and training student research assistants, federal work study students, and/or OPS employees for the project(s). Responsible for reviewing and approving timesheets.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Director of ABC-UTC. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 2 years of relevant experience; OR six (6) years of relevant training and/or military experience ; OR an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience managing the operations and projects of a research center.
  • Education in Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Salary: $75,000 - $85,000

Work Schedule:

Begin time: 8:30 AM
End time: 5:00 PM

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Criminal Background Check

Other Information:

  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • This is a time limited appointment which may be terminated at any time with 30 days’ notice.

For further information or to apply, please visit and reference Job Opening ID #531911.

Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

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