Job Overview


Looking for a great place to work?  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best!  In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents!  As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance.  The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines.    Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

About the Position:


If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you.  The position is located with the Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC), Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, located in Champaign, IL.


About the Organization:

The US Army ERDC is one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world. Provides high quality, responsive engineering and environmental research and development support to the Army and Nation. As part of the US Army Corps of Engineers team, ERDC develops innovative science and technology solutions to support warfighting, infrastructure, environmental, water resources, and disaster operations. It consists of seven laboratories at four geographical sites in Vicksburg, MS; Champaign, IL; Hanover, NH; and Alexandria, VA. ERDC employs more than 2000 engineers, scientists, and support personnel. For more information on our organization, please visit our website at


Champaign - Our organization is an allied agency of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our permanent employees enjoy many free or low cost benefits of the University including courses, and access to university facilities. Champaign County is home to some of the richest farmland, one of the world's top universities and is easily accessible by air, rail and interstate. It offers 80 parks, 3 Forest Preserve areas, a variety of cultural attractions. For additional information about Champaign area, please visit the Champaign Chamber of Commerce website at


Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens



As an Interdisciplinary Engineer you will perform and direct applied research and engineering development leading to sustainable and secure facilities and infrastructure systems for Army installations.  You will apply Engineering and Architectural knowledge to areas including several of the following: transportation systems including surface, air and sea ports, mechanical systems including HVAC and plumbing, building enclosures, electrical distribution and lighting systems, structural systems, interior finishes, utility/infrastructure, and POL/Fuels systems.  You will work in areas of facilities maintenance and management, such as BUILDER or PAVER Sustainment Management System (SMS); facility planning and design; data modeling; building information modeling (BIM); Structured Query Language (SQL); or relational database management is a strong plus. You will provide leadership skills for project management, proposal generation and review of contractor proposals.  You will estimate costs for proposed R&D projects, development and coordination of project management plans, followed by execution and oversight of funded projects.  You will provide organizational representation to stakeholders, publication of technical reports, scholarly papers, and journal articles, workload and project planning, scheduling, and budgeting.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Business travel will be 25%

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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