Colorado School of Mines is undertaking a DARPA-funded R&D project to develop and demonstrate near-surface rapid tunneling technology (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). The R&D project will marry concepts and technologies from pipeline horizontal directional drilling and oil & gas directional drilling with novel mechanical, construction, geotechnical and fluids concepts and technologies. This technology has the potential to revolutionize subsurface transportation for both military and civil use.
The Mechanical Engineer positions includes an array of responsibilities, from design to fabrication and system testing.
This is a soft money position, intended for a duration of 5 years or more. The initial contract supporting this position has been secured for 15 months. We anticipate continued support both from defense and civilian sources for continuation.