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Operations Manager, Applied Vehicle Dynamics Job in East Liberty, Ohio US

Operations Manager, Applied Vehicle Dynamics

Transportation Research Center, Inc. - East Liberty, OH

Posted: 12/5/2022 - Expires: 3/5/2023

Job ID: 250663926


Job Description

The Operations Manager, works as part of the Applied Vehicle Dynamics leadership team to ensure efficient and effective operations. The Operations Manager will collaborate directly with Applied Vehicle Dynamics’s Teams leader(s) and RPE Director to resolve day-to-day challenges in the delivery of world class solutions for clients developing chassis and suspension systems, vehicle controls systems, braking systems, tires, etc.

Essential Functions*

Facilitate day-to-day operations of the Applied Vehicle Dynamics (AVD) Department with staff of 7-12 Project Managers, Engineers, and Technicians

Coordinate resources and resolve challenges both within the department and in collaboration with the broader organization

Represent AVD in organizational committees potentially including the Project Accounting Committee (PAC) and Corporate Administrative Safety Committee (CASC)

Support the coordination of resources and activities between operations teams.

As requested by the Director of RPE, support TRC’s organizational initiatives and represent AVD in leadership meetings.

Working with the Director of RPE and Business Development to cultivate opportunities and direct proposal development efforts in collaboration with internal and external partners.

Support various organizational functions including: personnel actions, budget development and tracking, pricing, and policy/process development and implementation

Develop and cultivate relationships between AVD and key clients, partners, and stakeholders (e.g. OSU, HDMA)

Review and approve proposals, budgets, project/test plans, travel expense reports, project deliverables, time entries, and purchases.

As requested by the Director of RPE, represent the AVD Department in public venues (conferences, trade shows, media).

Provide direct technical and managerial guidance in project execution and directly engage to remedy at risk projects/ proposals.

Support onboarding of new employees through training on general operational activities including time entry, requisitions, non-job specific AVD processes, and other standard organizational functions.

Willingness to provide direct support to the organization teams, which may include hands-on tasks and assignments.

 Promote technical and operational excellence, and support TRC’s core values.

*TRC, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is willing to make a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job.

**Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign and reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (Non-Essential Functions)

Possess knowledge of TRC internal systems (ERP, CRM, HR, IT, Finance) to extract needed information and ensure compliance with organizational requirements.

Ensure the coordination of project activities for efficient and timely use of resources.

Conduct post-project reviews.

Develop, and track, KPIs. (Specific to AVD and organization wide)

Develop and maintain digital tools and processes to improve operational efficiency and consistency.

Maintain proprietary atmosphere.

Monitor the progress and budget of AVD’s complete project portfolio.

Support the Director of RPE in achieving AVD’s organizational and financial objectives.

Support TRC Inc.’s Quality and EH&S (Environmental, Health, and Safety) efforts.


Bachelor’s degree required in engineering or technical discipline or applicable experience

Demonstrated Technical Experience in an applicable focus area including chassis and suspension systems, vehicle controls systems, braking systems, tires, etc.

Demonstrated aptitude and experience in automotive testing and/or research

Valid driver’s license

Excellent organization and problem-solving skills

Excellent communication skills

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio, Project) experience in SharePoint, Dynamics, and other web based applications a plus.

Experience executing client driven projects resulting in high quality, on time, on budget deliverables

Demonstrated leadership skills

Working conditions

Standard office, climate controlled environment

Standard laboratory environment

May be exposed to temperatures below 0 degree and above 95 degrees

May be exposed to inclement weather

May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, such as gas, oil, and paint

Some travel is required

Physical requirements

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time

Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment

Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers

Capable of positioning one’s self into bending, stretching, climbing, or awkward positions

It is the policy of TRC Inc. to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation (LGBTQIA+), veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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