[unav_all] Job Opening

Melissa Weber weber at unavco.org
Thu Jun 10 12:38:31 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 independently manages and implements complex geophysical
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
.         Expert  knowledge of geophysical methodologies and
instrumentation, data communications, and power systems.
.         Experience supervising complex engineering tasks.
.         Proven ability to plan and coordinate complex geophysical research
.         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 a
UNAVCO-insurable driving record.
.         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 for extended periods in remote
locations under extreme weather conditions, including ability to lift and
carry up to 50 lbs over rough terrain.
Melissa M. Weber
6350 Nautilus Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301
ph: 303-381-7561
fax: 303-381-7501
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