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Engineering Projects Consultant

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Engineering Project Consultant serves the Integrated Teaching and Learning (ITL) Program and Laboratory in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS). This position provides functional, operational, and instructional support to engineering students, staff, and faculty of all levels and engineering subject areas. The Engineering Project Consultant offers expert guidance related to 3D printing, material testing, and various other prototyping and testing tools and resources. They maintain, expand, and improve laboratory resources in innovative ways. The Engineering Project Consultant also helps the Engineering Education Operation (EEO) team on pre-college engineering education initiatives to support the development of a diverse and well-prepared engineering workforce.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The ITL Program and Laboratory is an educational unit within CEAS supporting hands-on courses and workshops in undergraduate and graduate engineering to over 6,000 students each academic year. In addition to engineering college students, the program also serves the K-12 community through its pre-college engineering education program, which includes in-class and after-school engineering design activities, summer camps, and teacher professional development workshops.

The ITL Program (ITLP) is committed to honoring unique backgrounds and experiences. Join our team and help us build a more inclusive and diverse academic and engineering culture — apply today!

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Technical Consultation, Leadership, and Instruction: Prototyping & Material Testing

  • Independently researches, tests and implements prototyping equipment in the ITL Laboratory, focused on additive manufacturing and laser cutting.
  • Spearheads the entire ITLP rapid-prototyping ecosystem. This ecosystem includes training of hundreds of students a year—via a variety of hands-on workshops—on the use and repair of 3D printers. It also includes the development and constant iteration of workshop content, the maintenance and complex repair of nearly 20 printers, and the life-cycle management of all equipment.
  • Partners with the EEO team to support the material-testing ecosystem. This ecosystem includes training students to use various equipment (e.g., universal testing machines, torsion machines, and vibration shakers), the development and iteration of hands-on workshop content, equipment maintenance and repair, and life-cycle management of all equipment.
  • Conducts numerous hands-on educational workshops for students and/or faculty each semester (3D printing, material testing, vibration testing, 3D scanning, strain gauges, sensors, laser cutters, etc.) and trains ITL Program student staff to do the same.
  • Works in a cooperative and collaborative manner with professors, TAs, staff and students to provide educational support for all aspects of engineering projects.
  • Reads, writes and debugs LabVIEW VIs, Arduino code, and additional programming environments as needed.

Faculty Collaboration and Engineering Education Curriculum Development

  • Works with multiple CEAS faculty members to design and build hands-on equipment and curriculum for their courses. Assists in the instruction or implementation of this curriculum, as needed.
  • Evaluates ITLP experiments for effectiveness in demonstrating fundamental concepts to students in intriguing and informative ways.

Laboratory Process Improvement and Quality Control

  • Continuously creates learning and technological opportunities for CU engineering students, ensuring that students have modern and robust technology at their disposal.
  • Proactively ensures that lab stations, test and measurement systems, and experimental modules function reliably.
  • Anticipates student needs and manages the stock of required material and equipment to ensure that project-based engineering courses run smoothly.

Pre-College Engineering Education Support

  • Supports ITLP collaboration efforts with program partners such as the CU Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE), The BOLD Center, I Have a Dream Foundation, TeachEngineering, the NSF-funded ASPIRE Engineering Research Center, and others.
  • Develops and facilitates hands-on skill-building workshops for teachers, pre-college campus visits, outreach activities, summer camps, and other opportunities.
  • Reviews multiple TeachEngineering curriculum submissions per year to further integrate the ITLP's pre-college initiatives with the EEO team.
  • Serves as an engineering role model for pre-college students and visitors, making a positive impression and promoting interest in engineering and technology careers.

What You Should Know

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • Professional 1: $60,000 - $62,800.
  • Professional 2: $63,000 - $64,800.
  • Professional 3: $65,000 - $75,932.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

P1 Level:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering by September 2022. 
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.

P2 Level:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering.
  • One year of professional and/or teaching experience in engineering or a technical field. Teaching experience may include time as a student teaching assistant.
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.

P3 Level:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering.
  • Three or more years of professional and/or teaching experience in engineering.
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.

What You Will Need

Please note that while the position details both required skills above as well as desired skills and experience below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

  • Experience in system development, CAD, engineering testing, and/or additive manufacturing.
  • Hands-on experience with electrical and mechanical systems, circuitry, wiring, soldering, crimping, use of power supplies, oscilloscopes, and other essential laboratory equipment.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to thrive in an interrupt driven, service-focused, and fast-paced environmental, where quick decision-making and multitasking are demonstrated daily.
  • Cultivates an atmosphere of helpfulness, responsiveness, respect, flexibility, and courtesy.
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences, with ability to work well with faculty, staff and students from around the world.
  • (Preferred, not required) Bilingual language skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

P2 Level:

  • Master's degree in engineering or a related field (will allow for substitution of two years of experience).
  • Two years of working or teaching experience in engineering or a related field.

P3 Level:

  • Master's degree in engineering or a related field (will allow for substitution of two years of experience).
  • Three years of working or teaching experience in engineering or a related field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A current resume.
  • A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. Also, please tell us why you are interested in working in higher education and with the ITLP.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by July 10, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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