Research and Development Specialist

Job ID 1572106 Location Cedar Rapids, IA Job Type Full-Time Workplace Type On-Site Apply Now

Shive-Hattery is seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual to join our Corporate Design and Technology Innovation (DaTI) team as an entry-level Research and Development Specialist. The ideal candidate will have a passion for exploring new technologies and design techniques, and a desire to help advance the state of the art in the AEC industry.


  • Conduct research on new and emerging technologies and design techniques in the AEC industry
  • Collaborate with other members of the DaTI team, as well as with architects, engineers, and other technical experts, to develop and implement innovative solutions
  • Conduct tests to validate the performance of new technologies and design techniques
  • Prepare technical reports, presentations, and other communications materials to share the results of research and development activities with stakeholders
  • Keep up to date with industry developments and emerging trends to inform and enhance the direction of R&D initiatives


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of emerging technologies, materials, and design techniques
  • Familiarity with various design and analysis software packages (e.g. Revit, AutoCAD, etc.) is not required, but is desirable

Why Shive-Hattery?

Our learning and teaching culture is founded on collaboration. You will learn from and teach other employees while working across disciplines. You will grow your skills and continue your professional growth at Shive-Hattery.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth within the company. If you are a highly motivated and innovative individual with a passion for advancing the state of the art in the AEC industry, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

Future Consideration: Yes

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