Please quote ref no: BAS 36/13
Closing date for applications: 14 Apr 2013 at 11:59pm
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.
We are now looking to recruit a Marine Engineer to provide project management and marine engineering expertise for a programme of work required to maintain the operational effectiveness of the BAS Polar vessels into the future. Work will primarily focus on the organisation’s science vessel, RRS James Clark Ross.
Qualifications: HNC/BTEC in Marine or Mechanical engineering or equivalent marine industry qualification
Duration: 3 years fixed term appointment
Salary: Salary will be in the range of £31,020 to £37,500 per annum. We offer a generous benefits package including a final salary pension scheme, free car parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave.
On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment
These are also available from the Human Resources, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.
Please quote reference: BAS 36/13
Closing date for receipt of application forms is 14th April 2013.
Interviews are scheduled to be held on w/c 29th April2013.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.
You will need to be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic conditions.
Job Title: Marine Engineer
Reference No: BAS 36/13
Department: Technology & Engineering / AME
Line Manager: Senior Marine Engineer - AME
Contract Type: 3-yr FTA
To provide project management and marine engineering expertise for a programme of work required to maintain the operational effectiveness of the BAS Polar vessels into the future. Work will primarily focus on the organisation’s science vessel, RRS James Clark Ross. • To lead and coordinate the programme of work directly related to Class and legislation. • Working with other BAS marine professionals with respect to activities and procedures to comply with Class, ISM and ISPS Codes. Management of the programme budget Programme and project planning Specification and supervision of engineering contracts Procurement activities This post will report directly to the Senior Marine Engineer. However, initiative and a pro-active approach is required.
To ensure the continued effectiveness and safe operation of BAS ocean-going vessel, marine engineering systems and boats.
Ensuring that work specifications are developed and prepared in a timely and professional manner. Supervising contractors to meet schedules and budgets.
Monitoring and providing oversight of various project work and marine engineering activities on the vessel.
General: To lead and co-ordinate all arrangements for the technical maintenance and support of the ship and infrastructure, including but not limited to:
• Refit and repair schedules and planning
• Tender and contract placements
• Planned maintenance systems
• Sourcing spares, stores and contract services for ships
• Investigations and reports
• Preparing and controlling budgets for the programme of work
• To identify efficiency savings where appropriate
Management of the procurement of spares, consumables and other items needed for the programme of works.
The management of various projects including preparation of technical specifications, project control and contractor liaison.
Producing reports and documentation for the Programme Board and Line Management.
Other duties as required by Line Management.