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Director, Advanced Mobility Job in East Liberty, Ohio US

Director, Advanced Mobility

Transportation Research Center, Inc. - East Liberty, OH

Posted: 5/19/2024 - Expires: 8/17/2024

Job ID: 273655839


Job Description


The Director of Advanced Mobility leads the delivery of world class solutions for clients developing advanced transportation technologies, including: driver assistance, driving automation, and connected vehicle technologies. They are accountable for operation of the Advanced Mobility Division, and development and implementation of strategic direction and growth for this service area.

Essential Functions*

· Maintain day-to-day operations of the Advanced Mobility Department with staff of 20-40 Project Managers, Engineers, and Technicians

· Provide direct leadership to Advanced Mobility’s managers and team leaders, and coordinate resources between Test & Verification, Research & Analysis, and Operations Teams.

· Develop and maintain a strategic plan for the Division with accountability for top-line and bottom line financial health and growth, including the evolution and development of Advanced Mobility’s services portfolio.

· Support TRC’s organizational initiatives and represent Advanced Mobility in leadership meetings.

· Cultivate opportunities and direct proposal development efforts in collaboration with internal and external partners.

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

· Develop and cultivate relationships between Advanced Mobility and key clients, partners, and stakeholders.

· Based on organizational thresholds and policy, review and approve proposals, budgets, project/test plans, travel expense reports, project deliverables, time entries, and purchases.

· Represent the Advanced Mobility Department in public venues (conferences, trade shows, media).

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

· Provide resources and develop processes to efficiently and successfully onboard and develop employees.

· Willingness to provide direct support to the Operations, Research & Analysis, and Testing & Verification Teams, which may include hands-on tasks and assignments.

· Promote technical and operational excellence, and support TRC’s core values in actions and through organizational culture.

*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)

· Support weekly coordination meetings for each group within AM (Testing and Verification, Research and Analysis, Operations).

· Support integration and maintenance of Advanced Mobility into the Quality Management System.

· 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.

· Lead post-project reviews.

· Develop, and track, KPIs. (Specific to groups within AM 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 AM’s complete project portfolio.

· Develop and enact growth strategies for each department and service line within AM.

· Allocate and coordinate resource to meet AM’s organizational and financial objectives.

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


· 5+ years of management experience, or a combination of management and automotive testing, especially with exposure to:

o Active safety, automated driving, or vehicle connectivity

o Test method development and execution

o Standards such as NHTSA, FMVSS, SAE, EPA, IIHS

· Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical field or equivalent technical capability. MS Engineering Management or MBA desired.

· Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

· Highly interpersonally skilled, able to quickly develop good relationships with diverse customers, motivating a diverse workforce and effectively managing conflict.

· Experience and familiarity with government contracting, cost accounting standards, and incurred cost proposals.

· Experience and familiarity with research methods

· Valid driver’s license

· Excellent organization and problem-solving skills

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

· Demonstrated leadership skills

Working conditions

· Standard office, climate controlled environment

· 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

It is the policy of TRC Inc. to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices, without regard to race, color, caste, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic conditions), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, medical leave or other types of protected leave (requesting or approved for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other characteristic protected by state or federal anti-discrimination law covering employment.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
High school graduate
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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