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Ocean Engineering Manager

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

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Company: National Oceanography Centre
Job title: Ocean Engineering Manager
Location: Southampton
Employment type: Full time / permanent
Brief description: Looking for a proactive Ocean Engineering Manager to join our exciting Ocean Engineering Team within the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.

Full description:

The Ocean Engineering Manager leads the development, co-ordination and provision of key scientific equipment and systems and the associated technical experts required by the UK's marine science community. The role is accountable for all personnel within the group, for all associated equipment held within the UK’s National Marine Equipment Pool ( and for ensuring we operate safely. As part of the National Marine Facilities' (NMF) management team, the Engineering Manager is responsible for delivering NMF’s support to the Natural Environment Research Council’s Marine Facilities Programme (

About you:
To succeed you will be qualified to a minimum of HND or equivalent and/or have substantial experience in engineering. You will have an in-depth knowledge of marine workshop engineering and oceanographic portable system technologies. Knowledge in the area of Marine Science delivery management at a management level would be desirable. You will be a professional engineer committed to: maintaining engineering standards, safe, effective and highly reliable operations and empowering your teams to innovate. You will have strong communication and stakeholder management skills. You will be prepared to demonstrate leadership across a range of scenarios including design reviews, at-sea equipment trials, advisory boards and organisational initiatives. You will be able to articulate why you are seeking to work at the NOC and support oceanographic research.

Other information:
The starting salary for this position will be between £35,222 to £40,505 per annum (Band 5). Depending upon skills and experience, additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates.

In this position we would expect the successful applicant to work approximately 45 days at sea. Each day will attract a daily allowance of around £87.87.

Please note for this role we are not able to sponsor candidates who require a right to work in the UK.

About us:
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.

NOC is part of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), which is one of the nine partners within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). For more information visit

What we can offer you:
At the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) we know that the quality of our science and the impact that we want it to have depends entirely on the knowledge, skills and engagement of our people. The NOC is committed to flexible employment practices to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible. Our flexi-time system and flexible working policy contribute to this important aim.

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off. The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to free car-parking. We support opportunities for further training and development.

For more information visit Working at NOC.

Our Commitment as an Employer:
The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.

How to apply:
To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC Careers Team at

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact the NOC Careers Team at

Closing date: Sunday, 17 February 2019