AASHTO Washington, DC, USA
Jul 10, 2019Full time
The NTPEP Implementation Specialist supports AASHTO’s National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP). Under the direction of the NTPEP Program Manager, the Implementation Specialist is responsible for the implementation of new products, monitoring the sustainability of current NTPEP technical committees, along with being a NTPEP Liaison for technical committees. Tasks include the following: Solicit and organize feedback from state DOTs regarding the addition of new products and audits to the NTPEP scope Guide new technical committees from inception through product realization Collaborate with state and industry members on the creation of work plans and other supporting documents for new technical committees Monitor sustainability of current NTPEP technical committees, assisting with revitalization efforts or sunsetting, as needed Duties associated with a NTPEP Liaison include: Become familiar with assigned technical committees’ work plans, testing protocols, and structure Communicate with manufacturers interested in participating in NTPEP along with reviewing and accepting applications in DataMine Track product progress through DataMine from application to data release Gather feedback from manufacturers, test facilities, and states and facilitate any necessary responses Assist committees in making changes to work plans, DataMine, and testing protocols Facilitate quarterly conference calls and assist with agenda creation and document distribution Attend the annual NTPEP meeting and provide support for associated technical committees Minimum experience or requirements: The successful candidate will have a minimum of two to three years of experience in a technical or engineering-related field. A four-year engineering degree or a degree in a related technical or scientific discipline is desired. The incumbent will have strong written, speaking, and presentation skills. The incumbent will have the ability to travel to meetings and other events and remain professional in different environments. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written, and to work cooperatively with contractors, staff, and task force members. The incumbent will have the ability to manage several different projects and prioritize tasks. The incumbent will be a self-starter with strong time management skills and intermediate to strong computer competence particularly in Microsoft Office, webinar software, and an aptitude for learning new applications.