JOB TITLE: Regional Engineer
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Director of Engineering
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: N/A
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
LAST REVISED: August 2017
Under general direction of the Director of Engineering, the Regional Engineer (RE) works directly for the Asphalt Institute (AI) providing support to our Canadian members and large user agencies in Canada, with an overall goal to promote the benefits and quality performance of petroleum asphalt. This RE position is unique in that roughly half of the time is focused on Canadian-specific support with the remaining effort providing direct assistance to the Director of Engineering by working national programs which support all members and advance institute-level objectives.
An overall objective for all AI REs is to facilitate recognition of asphalt as the pavement material of choice by user agencies. This is accomplished by providing technical support to user and specifying agencies to improve overall quality and performance of asphalt pavements and to promote their benefits. Efforts closely align with goals of owner agencies to improve quality. All REs, including this position, collaborate frequently to achieve these objectives.
In Canada, this RE places high priority and focus on the large user agencies, such as the provincial transportation departments of Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. This position will also provide support to other Canadian provinces and municipal governments. This RE represents AI member binder suppliers collectively within Canada, and the asphalt industry in general, through involvement on industry committees and other groups at the provincial and national levels. AI technical training is conducted by the RE and fellow REs in locations across Canada to generate revenue and promote best practices and new technologies that improve quality. Technical presentations at key Canadian asphalt and pavement conferences are given by the RE. Partnering with other industry associations when possible helps leverage effectiveness. When opportunity arises, this position is expected to provide a unified voice for AI members on technical issues. This RE position leverages Canadian members’ understanding of their region to optimize effectiveness. Priorities are ultimately established in collaboration with the Director of Engineering.
In addition to efforts in Canada, the RE will provide direct support to the Director of Engineering on national programs that benefit all of AI and its members. These include, but are not limited to, developing and teaching seminars and workshops, presenting at key conferences in the U.S., updating and writing technical publications, and participating or leading select industry committees or groups.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
EDUCATION, LICENSE, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, ABILITIES
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND TRAVEL
Work location is preferred to be from the Lexington, KY (USA) headquarters office given the collaboration with the Director of Engineering and other staff. Location and moving allowance negotiable based on candidate's credentials.
Position has no unusual physical demands; however, it does require extensive commercial airline and automobile travel principally within the U.S. and Canada. Occasional international travel outside of North America may be required.
Must have U.S. or Canadian citizenship, possess and maintain a valid U.S. or Canadian automobile driver’s license, and possess and maintain a U.S. or Canadian Passport.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Nexus card.
Must be eligible/qualified to apply and obtain a NAFTA Work Permit. Must maintain ability to enter the U.S. and Canada on a frequent basis.
Submit a letter of interest and resume by October 16, 2017. Preliminary inquiries can also be directed to Dr. Mark Buncher, Director of Engineering, email@example.com, (859)-288-4972.