The Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department is searching for a Senior Engineer/Research Engineer – Electrical/Systems to join their team. This is a regular full-time position and is eligible for benefits.
Both contribute to and lead projects involving the design, testing and operation of autonomous underwater vehicles and related equipment. The position includes managing a small operations group and participation in scientific cruises.
This is a senior level position within a team involved in the development, design, testing and operation of autonomous underwater vehicles. The individual must be able to participate in multiple projects with varying levels of responsibilities.
The candidate must have demonstrated expertise to support design and test of systems typical in underwater systems including: power, control, communication, acoustics, navigation and propulsion. Familiarity with oceanographic sensors and their integration into complex vehicle systems is required. This position may involve multiple research cruises with durations on order of thirty days each year.
Ability to work with and lead a team of scientists and engineers at WHOI and on research cruises is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Education and Experience Desired
Senior Engineer - Appropriate academic background enhanced by, preferably, more than ten years of experience in design and implementation. All candidates must possess demonstrated excellence within a related field, i.e., a record of superior accomplishment - such as patents, publications, or documented instrumentation or systems - which provides objective evidence of original professional contributions. The candidate shall also have a track record of project leadership and program management.
Research Engineer – Appropriate academic background enhanced by, preferably, more than five years of related experience. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the technical skill, motivation, independence, and creativity necessary to complete difficult engineering tasks.
Education and experience will determine the level of hire.
Due to the need to obtain security clearance, all applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident
Must be able to obtain a TWIC
Must be able to obtain a security clearance
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to ability to lift up to 50 lbs independently (100 lbs with assistance) above the shoulder, shoulder to knee, knee to floor. Lifting up to 50 lbs 1 times per hour (8 times per day), Lifting 25-50 lbs twice a day, carrying up to 50 lbs independently, 25-50 lbs at least once per hour, up to 8 times per day, carrying 10-25 lbs at least once per hour, up to 8 times per day, carrying up to 10 lbs at least once per hour, up to 8 times per day. Visual abilities to include depth perception, ability to see peripherally, ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus, ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing abilities to include ability to communicate with people in presence of high noise level. This is mostly a sedentary work environment with occasional standing walking, occasional prolonged standing/walking, manual dexterity/mobility, use of hands for fine/basic grasping/manipulation, occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. May be exposed to grease and oils, hazardous substances or specimens, electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards, extended periods at sea, prolonged working hours. Physical duties are subject to change.
Sea Duty conditions and physical attributions: May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.
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