[unav_all] Job Position Open at UNAVCO - Field Engineer II
weber at unavco.org
Wed Jan 26 16:06:09 MST 2011
ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS MUST APPLY AT: www.unavco.org/careers
Position: Engineer II
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Project Manager or Engineer III
Created: 4/2005; Revised 09/10/10
Summary of Job
This position has funding for one year and is a field engineering position based in either Boulder, CO or Portland, OR. This individual independently manages and implements complex geophysical projects via hands-on fieldwork, or network and communication maintenance.
Essential Job Functions
· Independently manages and implements complex geophysical projects, which may include: logistics, site reconnaissance, site selection, permitting, installation activities, maintenance, network configuration, station communications and/or 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 and solves technical issues related to hardware, software, and data communications. Troubleshoots hardware, software and logistics.
· Independently trains field personnel and other UNAVCO staff in best practice techniques for geophysical data collection.
· Leads the design, fabrication, integration, testing, documentation, and repair of hardware and software for geophysical projects.
· Uses ingenuity in making adaptations and modifications when necessary.
· Generates detailed technical project documentation and prepares required reports. Prepares content for UNAVCO web site.
· Reviews expenditures and provides documentation and technical feedback to assist in the proposal writing process.
· Supervise contract labor, subcontract teams and Engineer I’s 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 geophysical projects on short notice.
· Other duties may be assigned.
Skills and Knowledge
· Expert knowledge of geophysical methodologies and instrumentation, data communications, and power systems.
· Ability to supervise complex engineering tasks.
· Proven ability to plan and coordinate complex geophysical research projects.
· Broad range of computer skills in operating systems, communications, networking and applications.
· Skills in the safe use of hand and power tools.
· Proficiency in computer networking and data communications.
· Ability to master project specific hardware and software.
· Effective oral and written communication skills in English.
· Ability to obtain a valid driver’s license and a UNAVCO-insurable driving record.
· Experience in processing geophysical data and analyzing results.
The following skills will be given special consideration:
· Familiar with broadband seismic field instruments including setup, data collection and meta-data collection.
· Familiar with seismic data collection software, specifically the Antelope software package.
· Familiarity with Cisco VPN setup and configuration.
· Familiarity with borehole seismic, strain and tilt borehole instruments.
· Familiarity with the NetR9 geodetic GPS receiver.
· Familiarity with low-power, long-range industry standard spread spectrum radios. This includes, but is not limited to, the 802.11 standard.
Required Education and Experience
· Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Earth science or similar field or equivalent specialized work experience.
· Four years experience in engineering, Earth science research, or other relevant technical experience or a combination of relative education and experience.
· Must be able to balance, bend, stoop, climb, kneel, crawl, and climb stairs; sit for sustained periods of time; use fingers and repetitive motion on computing and communications devices; ability to carry and lift items over 45 pounds; ability to reach above shoulders; ability to walk in remote areas over rough terrain in extreme weather conditions; ability to hear and speak effectively on phone; the ability to see technical components in low lighting conditions. Must be able to fly in confined aircrafts.
· Must be able to understand complex issues and collaborate and explore alternative solutions. Must be able to organize and prioritize work schedule of others on short-term basis. Must be able to make decisions, which have significant impact on the department. Must be able to make informal presentations. Must be able to compose detailed reports, work-related manuals and to orally communicate technical information. Must be able to compute, analyze and interpret numerical data for reports.
Melissa M. Weber
6350 Nautilus Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301
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