The INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) addresses the interface of O.R. and computing. Since their earliest days, O.R. and computing have been tightly linked. The practice of O.R. depends heavily on the availability of software and systems capable of solving industrial-scale problems: computing is the heart of O.R. in application.

ICS is INFORMS' leading edge for computation and technology. Major ICS interests are algorithms and software for modeling, optimization, and simulation. ICS is also interested in the leading edge of computing and how it affects O.R. (e.g. XML modeling standards, O.R. services offered over the web, open source software, constraint programming, massively parallel computing, high performance computing).

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  • Springfield, Missouri, PURPOSE OF POSITION: Under the direction of the Manager-Environmental Compliance, performs independent professional and technical engineering and administrative duties to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations in all phases of Utility operations.  Monitors compliance with all applicable water and air quality laws, regulations, and permit conditions through monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements. Duties will have an air and/or water quality focus; however, specific duties will vary with Utility projects, regulatory actions, etc. At the discretion of the Director – Environmental Affairs (“Director”), may be asked to serve as Alternate Designated Representative (ADR).   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Assists with larger projects and acts as a project lead on smaller Utility environmental compliance projects and programs.   Performs engineering evaluations of alternative methods for environmental projects; performs engineering studies, prepares applications for air quality related environmental licenses and permits for new and existing Utility capital and non-capital projects.   Prepares comments as appropriate concerning proposed environmental laws and regulations potentially impacting the Utility; attends administrative hearings and meetings to present comments.   Monitors all changes in federal and state environmental air quality laws and regulations.   Prepares quarterly, semi-annual, and annual monitoring and compliance reports for Director’s signature.   Drafts for review engineering plans and specifications for Utility projects (e.g., pollution control projects, including monitoring equipment from environmental perspective).   Performs and reviews air quality impact analysis using agency-approved modeling programs; maintains proficiency with latest modeling protocols.   Prepares and updates Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Plans for the Utility.   Shares the duty as Utility Spill Response Coordinator for oil and hazardous material emergencies.   Coordinates environmental air quality emissions testing; responsible for testing contract; tracks changes to approved EPA performance methods.   As project manager, designs, evaluates, and completes performance certification of environmental monitoring equipment and software including improvements to quality control activities and procedures.   Assists all Utility departments in developing and administering air quality compliance programs; provides technical and regulatory training as appropriate.   As determined by the Director and approved by the Board, may be asked to serve as the Alternate Designated Representative for City Utilities, should the need arise.   Prepare Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control (SPCC) plans, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and other environmental plans, as needed.   Reviews plans and engineering drawings and provides feedback on potential environmental impacts, including disturbing asbestos materials or contaminated soils.   Assists operating areas in obtaining, following, and closing Land Disturbance Permits.   Performs other related duties as required or assigned by management.   QUALIFICATIONS:   Education and Experience:   Bachelor’s degree in environmental, chemical, civil, or other related engineering discipline is required from a school with a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.  This position requires five (5) or more years of responsible environmental engineering experience in all phases of Utility operations, including air and water quality permitting and compliance.     In lieu of specific environmental experience, consideration will be given to individuals with seven or more years of progressively responsible engineering experience in an applicable field.   Licensing/Certification:   The Engineer III must have a valid Missouri Professional Engineer (PE) Registration Certificate; however, engineers with exceptional equivalent engineering experience determined by management may be considered in lieu of PE Registration. Individuals without a PE Registration with exceptional experience may be hired, but will be required to obtain a Missouri Professional Engineer Registration Certification within eighteen (18) months to remain at the Engineer III level.  Individuals who have PE registration in another state may be hired, but will be required to obtain a Missouri Registration Certification within twelve (12) months.  A valid driver’s license (minimum of Class F) is required.   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Requires: Strong mathematical, computation, and computer skills. Working knowledge of engineering concepts and practices Complex problem-solving skills; and strong analytical skills with a thorough understanding of data and its use are required. Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of the use and application of federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations and understanding of air quality modeling as it relates to permit related projects.   Physical Requirements:   Typically, sedentary work.  Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and receive detailed information through oral communication.  Substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, and close visual acuity to operate a computer is required.   Working Conditions:   Normal office environment; occasional field trips and out-of-town travel.   Miscellaneous Requirements:   Must be able to provide reliable transportation for local out-of-office assignments.  Must be able to work successfully with diverse groups of people.   TESTING: Testing may be required.   HOW TO APPLY:  Interested applicants may apply online at cityutilities.net under Corporate/Careers/Job Openings.    NOTE:  To assist management in determining a candidate’s qualifications, knowledge, and skills please complete all blanks on the online application.  An incomplete application may disqualify a candidate for this position.  Grade 58 Minimum: $1,414.22 / week Midpoint: $1,767.80
  • Oakland, California, Marketing Statement Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department Maintenance & Engineering Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate Non-Represented Pay Band 08 Minimum: $112,707.00/year - Maximum: $170,751.00/year Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Posted Date April 9, 2021 Closing Date Update as of May 10, 2021: This posting has been extended and will now close on May 31, 2021. Those that have already submitted an application do not need to reapply. Reports To This position reports to a supervisory or managerial position. Days Off Typically Saturday and Sunday, see current assignment. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Principal Structural Engineer is a supervisory level of Engineering responsible for technical and project leadership. Positions at this level includes support of maintenance projects, capital projects from all divisions and departments of BART and the development and modification of BART’s facilities and systems. Essential Duties and Responsibilities are as follows, but not limited to: - Leads and performs advanced technical reviews of projects to assess constructability, examine design details, perform quantity takeoffs, and recommend construction sequencing and logistics. - Review and evaluate project specific designs, program intent, contractual obligations, division of responsibilities, and deliverables. - Review and assess project documentation such as drawings, basis of design documents, specifications, reports, calculations, and shop drawings. - Analyze elements of the structural systems developed to date, establish sufficiency of design, and identify means of optimizing design components. - Leads development of potential solutions to the design/construction team and presents for design optimization, risk management challenges, and constructability improvements. - Provide review and guidance for project non-conformances and operations issues. - Documents structural review activities in formal report formats, technical memoranda, Bluebeam Studio sessions, and spreadsheet-based comment lists. - Present all findings to project team and track implementation into overall design. - Establish constructive and effective relationships with internal and external project team members, subcontractors, and clients to facilitate understanding and influence design and project development. - Partners with linked design disciplines, e.g. geotechnical, architecture, code-compliance, building envelope and façade, MEFP, vertical transportation, acoustics, and fire to improve the coordination of design concepts. - Develop cost proposals and scope of work for requested deliverables, develop appropriate estimate of hours for tasks. - Weekly assembly of summary of activities and workload, identify bandwidth of staff hour availability. - Perform site visits during the day, night, or weekends, as projects require. Incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: - Must have design experience on a diverse array of projects through all phases of design and construction. - Experience with leading peer reviews and/or due diligence studies. - Experience with U.S. building design codes and material specific standards. - Experience with using design software for structural analysis (RISA, SAP, XTRACT, etc.), general collaboration software (i.e. BlueBeam Studio) and operation of 3D and BIM software (e.g. Navisworks, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp). - Able to effectively and clearly communicate in a professional environmental via verbal and written means. - Continued development of expertise and awareness of innovations in the industry; demonstrable expertise in one or more specific types of structures or major components (i.e. steel, concrete, timber, high rise cores, etc.). - Experience with performance-based design. - Experience with progressive collapse/blast resistant design. - Experience with Tunnel design, construction, maintenance desirable - Experience with Soil-Structural Interaction and Structural-Soil-Structural Interaction analysis desirable - Excellent problem-solving ability. - Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. - Ability to oversee such diverse aspects of the work as project scoping, planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, implementation planning, installation coordination, performance measurement, and analysis. - Understanding of Critical path method scheduling. Essential Job Functions Assumes responsibility for planning, budgeting, overseeing, and implementing the most complex and/or large-scale District structural engineering design projects; may serve as the Resident Engineer on assigned structural engineering design project. Plans, prioritizes, assigns, and may supervise and review the work of staff responsible for the design and construction of District facilities including but not limited to passenger stations, office and shop buildings, subway and aerial structures, and other structures. Prepares schedule plans and establishes methods for providing structural engineering services to design projects; identifies resource needs; monitors progress of large-scale structural design projects; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly. Administers design consultant contracts; reviews work to ensure compliance with design criteria; recommends change orders; maintains records and processes expenditures. Participates in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. Provides project management oversight to ensure compliance with project schedule and budget; oversees the work of outside contractors and contracted engineering staff. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. Represents the District with full authority to enforce contract requirements; evaluates proposed contract changes and prepares independent engineering cost estimates of revised project scopes. Participates in the preparation and administration of the structural engineering design program budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures; prepares project financial management statement and submits document for Project Review Board approval. Oversees, reviews, and approves the preparation of engineering designs, drawings, and specifications; coordinates work with other divisions and departments; reviews, approves, and signs structural design drawings; and resolves structural engineering design issues. Participates in the review of consultant proposals and design; recommends awards; conducts or participates in the pre-bid conferences prior to District or contracted contract awards. Initiates and evaluates design and field engineering changes during construction; recommends approval of and submits contractors progress payments; recommends retention levels as appropriate; participates in intermediate and final inspections. Prepares or reviews a variety of reports and correspondence on assigned structural engineering projects including inspection daily reports, monthly and final completion reports, contract negotiations and modifications, and field and engineering design changes. Participates in the selection of engineering staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures. Coordinates work with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; administers control of received documentation for contracts; identifies technical engineering issues and ensures compliance within District and industry engineering standards. Prepares analytical and statistical reports on assigned structural engineering design projects. Represents the District in public meetings and hearings on proposed projects. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of the current state of practice, new trends and innovations in the field of structural engineering. May conduct intermediate and final inspections on proposed projects. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.   Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons.  Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov. Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013).  To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.  A Master’s degree in civil /structural engineering is preferred. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional structural engineering, project design and construction experience, which must have included at least one (1) year of administrative and supervisory experience. License or Certificate: Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California. A structural engineering license is preferred. Knowledge of : Operations, services provided and activities of a comprehensive structural engineering design program. Principles and practices of structural engineering design and construction. Principles and practices of project scheduling and management. Principles and practices of project budgeting. Methods and techniques of conducting site inspections and investigation. Principles and practices of engineering cost estimating. Methods and techniques of field measuring and testing. Principles and procedures of contract preparation and administration. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in structural engineering report preparation. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in structural engineering project design including CADD. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Related building codes, regulations, and provisions. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Supervising, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level staff. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Analyzing complex engineering problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending solutions. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Negotiating consultant and engineering design and construction project contracts. Managing and administering consultant engineering design contracts. Interpreting and preparing revisions to engineering plans, drawings, and specifications. Preparing clear, concise, and complete reports and other written documents. Conducting and overseeing field inspections, investigations, measurements, and testing. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Other Requirements: Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and testing as assigned. Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions: Office environment; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations. Physical Conditions: Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho, INL Mission: Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. INL Vision: Our vision is to change the world’s energy future and secure our nation’s critical infrastructure. Learn more about our Digital Engineering Capabilities (CLICK Links Below) https://inl.gov/digital-engineering/ https://factsheets.inl.gov/FactSheets/Digital Engineering.pdf Position Description Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate for model based systems engineering (MBSE) within the Digital Sciences and Engineering Group. Technical modeling includes extensive use of plant systems, logic, regulations/orders, and requirements engineering in the design, development, optimization, and testing of models that approximate physical entities or processes. Simulation covers the techniques that either show events over a period of time, allow feedback of operator responses into real-time control functions that enhance realism by coordinated multi-sensor operator inputs, or incorporate real-time evaluation of operator performance. Liaison frequently with internal customer contacts and continue to grow external partner and customer networks; including sometimes representing our organization externally. Support and lead the development of new projects, including the development of proposal and business plans. With some guidance from management, technical mentors and research team members, you will lead systems engineering technical areas as a technical expert on large and medium sized projects: providing both technical and programmatic leadership. You will provide guidance and act as an advisor on multiple digital engineering programs. You will work with the relationship manager, group lead, and department manager to capture new customers and write proposals. Lead contributor to peer-reviewed journal articles, presentations, reports, and other professional activities. Postdoctoral researchers are a strong asset to our interdisciplinary R&D team and work effectively both alone and as a team member to accomplish work scope within cost and schedule.  Works on problems of diverse scope and complexity with access to mentorship for guidance and general supervision to ensure success with very little day-to-day instruction.    QUALIFICATIONS   REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Nuclear Engineering or related field completed by commencement of appointment and within the previous 5 years    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: •    Experience with model-based systems engineering (MBSE) •    Monte Carlo, and/or discrete event simulation Equal Employment Opportunity: Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. INL Overview: Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is changing the world’s energy future and securing our infrastructure! Join us - innovate the future! INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation’s nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions. Benefits, Salary, and Relocation: We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit:  https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/.  . Other Information When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.   Environmental, Safety and Health Statement Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements.  Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.   The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc.  For more information about the area, please visit www.visitidahofalls.com and  www.visitidaho.org . Selective Service Requirements: To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas.  For more information see www.sss.gov. Contact:  Thomas.Steele@inl.gov Work Location:  Idaho Falls, ID (IRC 9X80's Schedule)   PRIMARY LOCATION :   US-ID-Idaho Falls Competitive wage, comprehensive benefits and relocation

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