Careers


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from motor vehicle crashes through research and evaluation and through education of consumers, policymakers and safety professionals.

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.

Both organizations are wholly supported by auto insurers and insurance associations.

Compensation consists of a competitive salary and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer contributions. Other benefits include health insurance (with dental and vision coverage), life insurance, medical and dependent care flex spending accounts and three weeks of paid vacation in your first year.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. IIHS-HLDI participates in E-Verify.


Engineering Technician

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) seeks an Engineering Technician to join our crash avoidance team in Ruckersville, VA.

The Engineer Technician will work with other members of the crash avoidance test team to ensure that all tests are properly prepared and conducted on schedule. Tests include official vehicle rating tests for front crash prevention and headlights as well as research tests to develop new rating programs.

Primary duties

  • Conducts or assists with all pre- and post-test procedures
  • Ensures test setup, execution, and reporting all meticulously follow established procedures
  • Applies crash avoidance test protocols to plan and execute crash avoidance tests
  • Ensures all data collection is error-free
  • Assists in testing to support research projects and development of new protocols
  • Provides support for other IIHS projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Associate degree in an engineering field preferred; three years of relevant experience may be substituted
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Able to work/drive multiple nights in a week, depending on our testing needs
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods, crawl under and around vehicles, and lift equipment (up to 50 pounds).

To apply email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

[email protected]

IT Support Specialist

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is seeking a full-time, salaried IT Support Specialist to join our IT Services team at our Vehicle Research Center in scenic Greene County, Virginia. This position qualifies for up to five days of telework every two weeks.

Primary duties

  • Support our on-premises IT infrastructure by helping to specify, install, maintain, and troubleshoot network and server hardware and software
  • Support end users by troubleshooting problems and responding to support requests
  • Support our testing and research programs by advising on and troubleshooting less conventional systems used for electronic data acquisition, digital videography, and various forms of industrial automation

Qualifications

The following are considered requirements for this position:

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows operating systems (server and client)
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory
  • Strong diagnostic and communications skills

Additional consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate ability or experience in any of the following areas:

  • Familiarity with the full Microsoft 365 suite of products, including identity, security, and endpoint management features
  • Managing macOS devices in an enterprise environment
  • Familiarity with managing Microsoft Azure cloud services
  • Configuring and managing Microsoft SQL Server, both on-premises and in Azure
  • Experience with industrial automation and data acquisition systems

To apply email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

[email protected]

Senior Research Transportation Engineer

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety seeks a Senior Research Transportation Engineer in Arlington, VA, to build our infrastructure research program. Our organization is at the forefront of efforts to find effective means of decreasing the incidence and severity of motor vehicle crashes. See more about our research department here. This position is eligible for up to 50% telework.

Primary duties

  • Design and conduct safety research on infrastructure treatments, roadway design, infrastructure technology, and other roadway safety transportation engineering topics
  • Collect and analyze historical and field data
  • Work with DOTs, cities, and other stakeholders to obtain data and implement countermeasures for evaluation
  • Manage data collection and other research performed by outside contractors
  • Publish research reports in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Represent IIHS at meetings of roadway safety professionals as an expert in the field
  • Present research findings to technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Mentor/supervise junior engineers

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in civil engineering or transportation engineering; Ph.D. preferred
  • 7+ years of post-graduate experience in transportation engineering research on topics such as infrastructure, design, intelligent transportation systems, road safety modeling and traffic operations
  • Knowledge of transportation engineering principles and their application to transportation safety
  • Record of contribution to the field through peer-reviewed journal publications, crash modification factor development, and Highway Safety Manual or other guidebook/standard development
  • Experience participating in the safety community through involvement in groups such as TRB standing committees or AASHTO Committee on Safety
  • Strong research design and analysis skills; proficiency with SAS, R, or other statistical software preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to conceive, design and carry out research projects with minimal supervision
  • Experience working with state DOTs
  • Experience planning and supervising field data collection preferred

To apply email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

[email protected]

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