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Mechanical Engineer

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Job summary

Salary £24580 - £27515
Location Aberdeen
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 25 June 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC71040E
Employment Type Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Mechanical Engineer within the Marine Scotland Science based in Aberdeen. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

This post is in the Engineering Group and provides a highly specialised and unique service within Marine Scotland Science, offering direct support to many of the science programmes. The Mechanical Engineer will contribute to the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of  bespoke underwater equipment to enable the delivery of MSS survey objectives. The post provides support to maximise the survey capability of MSS vessels and science programmes whose activities underpin critical areas of advice in support of SG marine policy including:

• Long term oceanographic monitoring for coastal offshore;
• Cable installation surveys of offshore renewables;
• Monitoring of designated conservation sites;
• Fishery surveys;
• Sea disposal site surveys;
• Commercial fishing interactions with oil and gas pipeline surveys.

The post operates within experienced multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists, including other Scottish Government agencies e.g. SNH and JNCC. Technical support is provided by the post for the operation and maintenance of equipment during offshore surveys, contributing to 190 days sea time allocated to the Engineering Group for 2019/20.

Qualifications Required
You must hold a Mechanical Engineering Qualification.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Practical mechanical engineering experience.
2. Research vessel seagoing experience.
3. Experience in following scientific procedures at sea or in a laboratory.
4. Mooring assembly, deployment and recovery experience.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Peter Hayes who can be reached at Peter.Hayes@gov.scot or 01312442904.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team via recruitment@gov.scot.


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