[unav_all] Job Opening

Melissa Weber weber at unavco.org
Tue Jun 8 11:15:52 MDT 2010

Candidates should apply at www.unavco.org/careers.
Position:       Engineer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to:    Regional Engineer or Project Manager
Created: 4/2005; Revised 04/2010

Summary of Job
This individual is primarily responsible for engineering support of NSF/OPP
Polar projects: reviews PI GPS and TLS support requirements; conducts GPS,
power, and communications system technology development; plans and provides
field support for technically and logistically complex projects; schedules
equipment and staff time ensuring the successful execution of multiple
project schedules.  Up to five months of travel per year is required,
primarily in Polar Regions.
Essential Job Functions
.           Independently manages and implements geophysical projects which
may include: logistics, site reconnaissance, site selection, permitting,
installation activities, maintenance, and data flow activities. 
.           Works in conjunction with Principal Investigators, UNAVCO staff
and other collaborators to plan and execute geophysical projects to support
the UNAVCO community.
.           Specifies station configurations and data collection strategies
and develops related cost estimates and project budgets.
.           Independently identifies, troubleshoots, and solves technical
issues related to hardware, software, and data communications.  
.           Independently trains field personnel and other UNAVCO staff in
best practice techniques for geophysical data collection.
.           Assists in the design, fabrication, integration, testing,
documentation, and repair of hardware and software for geophysical projects.
.           Generates detailed technical project documentation and prepares
required reports. Prepares content for UNAVCO web site.
.           Prepares project budgets, reviews expenditures and provides
documentation and technical feedback to assist in proposal writing.
.           Supervise contract labor and subcontract teams in the
installation of geophysical instrumentation.  
.           Contribute to scientific and engineering presentations on
geophysical project results.
.           Travel domestically or internationally for extended periods in
support of projects, often on short notice.
.           Other duties may be assigned as necessary for the successful
operation of the business. 
Skills and Knowledge
.           Some knowledge of geophysical methodologies and instrumentation,
data communications, and power systems.
.           Proven ability to plan and coordinate projects.
.           Skills in the safe use of hand and power tools.
.         Proficiency in computer networking and data communications 
.         Effective oral and written communication skills in English.
.         Ability to obtain a passport, valid driver's license, and must
have a UNAVCO-insurable driving record.
.         Ability and willingness to work for extended periods in remote
locations under extreme weather conditions, including ability to lift and
carry up to 50 lbs over rough terrain. 
.         Valid driver's license and current passport
.           Experience in processing geophysical data and analyzing results.
.           Polar work experience
Education and Experience
.           Minimum bachelor's degree in engineering, Earth science or
similar field or equivalent specialized work experience.
.           A minimum of 1 year experience in engineering, Earth science
research, or other relevant technical experience or a combination of
relative education and experience.
Physical Requirements
.           Ability and willingness to work under difficulty physical
conditions, to: (a) travel for extended periods of time, including up to
four months per year in Antarctica and other domestic and international
locations; (b) lift and carry up to 50 lbs over one mile in rough terrain;
(c) pass the Antarctic Program medical screening; (d) fly for periods up to
13 hours in confined aircraft; (e) provide field support at primitive and
remote field camps.
Melissa M. Weber
6350 Nautilus Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301
ph: 303-381-7561
fax: 303-381-7501
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