The Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department is currently searching for a Senior Engineer - to join their team. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
Senior Engineer --- Coastal and Global Scale Node (CGSN) Electrical Engineering Lead Job Description
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Electrical Engineering Lab is a facility tasked with electrical manufacturing and refurbishment of all electrical and electronic equipment used in the OOI project. The OOI is the world's largest ocean science program, funded by the National Science Foundation, providing unrestricted real and near-real time multidisciplinary oceanographic data to anyone with an internet connection.
The OOI Program is seeking an Electrical Engineering Lead, responsible for all electrical designs and deliverables associated with the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) component of the OOI. The position reports to the CGSN Program Manager (PM), and leads the CGSN Electrical Engineering Team in the upgrade, configuration management, and maintenance of the CGSN electrical designs. The person must have a demonstrated history of managing a manufacturing facility, with at least 5 to 7 personnel within budget (approximately $1 million per year) while on a strict delivery schedule. Specific responsibilities include the following:
Manage a team responsible for the electrical designs, troubleshooting, and refurbishment of CGSN components and assemblies, providing the following:
Workload balancing in coordination with other team leads
Reporting on, and managing within budget and schedule
Providing high reliability, and high quality tested work products
Resource management (Personnel, and materials)
Responsible for documentation, maintenance and configuration management of electrical designs, and associated firmware.
Maintain, improve, and execute plans for the refurbishment of all CGSN electrical components, to include; troubleshooting and failure analysis of failed or unreliable components.
Communicate delivery schedule and budget to other CGSN leads.
Lead the Electrical Integration and Test Activities associated with the build of the CGSN moorings in support of the CGSN I&T Lead.
Lead the completion of assigned Engineering Investigations in order to ensure the reliability and quality of all CGSN electrical components to include; troubleshooting and failure analysis of failed or unreliable components.
Maintain and continue to improve the refurbishment process and lab space.
Maintain, configure and operate the CGSN Lab Test Bed.
Participate in mooring deployments and field work.
Develops major portions of electronic/mechanical systems without supervision;
Fulfills all the characteristic duties appropriate to a Research Engineer but with a broader view of engineering technologies and their applications to marine science, particularly in the role of a group or project leader;
Exercises substantial creativity, motivation, and independence in engineering project development;
May serve as a principal investigator, with full responsibility for proposal preparation, grant financial and management oversight, and the supervision of the staff necessary to support the grant activities; Produces research findings for publication and/or reports to funding agencies.
As deemed necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Appropriate academic background enhanced by more than 10 years of specifically related experience in R&D and manufacturing. 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 and/or exceptional management skills.
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift 25-50 lbs independently; Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, as well as work with others. Physical duties are subject to change.
SEA DUTY CONDITIONS & 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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Internal Number: 2903538
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