A4C Staff Civil Engineer 2

Applied Research Associates, Inc. Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 9 months ago

Applied Research Associates (ARA), Inc. has a contingent opportunity for a part-time Staff Civil Engineer 2 in our Crystal City Office, located in Arlington, VA. Upon ARA's successful receipt of contract award, this individual will be assigned to manage a specialized task area. The successful applicant may have relatively recent experience on the HQ USAF Civil Engineer (A4C) staff. This position requires strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities to thrive in a cross-functional setting.

Required Skills:

  • Have excellent communication skills with appropriate internal and external contacts

  • Create forward-thinking, conceptual solutions for clients in a professional manner

  • Take initiative and build approaches to meeting objectives with only minimal direction

  • Work effectively under deadlines and manage multiple projects with evolving requirements

  • Self-manage schedules and tasks

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess an active Department of Defense Secret Clearance

  • Bachelors' Degree in civil engineering or in a related field.

  • 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products to include MS project and Visio.

  • Broad knowledge of AF corporate staffing processes, A4C strategic partnerships and interactions with other Air Staff organizations (A4, A4P, and A4S), AFIMSC, and AFCEC.

  • Innovative and fresh thinking with a 'can do' attitude

  • Ability to manage and prioritize numerous assignments

  • Organized individual, with strong prioritization and time management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to function in a team-oriented environment and interact professionally with employees and management at all levels

Desired Qualifications:

  • Recent Air Staff Civil Engineer (A4C) experience


Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1200 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company's success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at www.ara.com

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A4C Staff Civil Engineer 2

Applied Research Associates, Inc.