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#105964 Port Engineer and Assistant Marine Superintendent

Filing Deadline: Mon 11/2/2020

This position will remain open until filled. Initial application review on 10/02/2020.

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DEPARTMENT OVERIVEW

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean and earth science research, education, and public service in the world. SIO operates three major seagoing research vessels, which conduct physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of oceans worldwide. The operational headquarters for the SIO fleet is the Chester W. Nimitz Marine Facility, a six-acre campus located in Point Loma at the entrance to San Diego Bay. The facility includes piers, machine shops, warehouses and administrative offices for SIO Ship Operations & Marine Technical Support (SOMTS). As members of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System, SIO research vessels serve a broad community of ocean and earth scientists, and contribute at local, national and international levels to improve the level of support available to seagoing scientists.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Marine Superintendent, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), the Port Engineer and Assistant Marine Superintendent is responsible for marine engineering management of the SIO fleet of diesel-powered research vessels. The Port Engineer oversees the Nimitz Marine Facility Shop and will supervise shop repair maintenance and modifications; prepare shipyard overhaul specifications; act as owner's representative during shipyard availabilities and overhauls; act as department safety officer; and when required will assume the responsibilities of the marine superintendent.

  • Must be willing and able to go to sea for extended periods of time.
  • Extended travel to local and foreign shipyards is required to oversee major maintenance and overhaul periods, and to troubleshoot problems and check material condition for preparation of specifications.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Thorough understanding of technical and mechanical concepts, theories and practices relevant to ships and related equipment including their maintenance, operations, overhaul, and design. Broad, deep knowledge of technical and mechanical concepts, theories, and practices relevant to ships and related equipment including their maintenance, operations, overhaul, and design.

  • Management experience in a large, complex research area with proven ability to analyze, interpret and apply management principles, practices and techniques in the conduct of business.

  • Thorough knowledge of diesel electric propulsion, shipboard electrical systems. Knowledge as marine diesel engineer.

  • High level of knowledge of Siemens engine control systems, program logic controllers, Caterpillar and Cummings diesel engines, Siemens generators, dynamic positioning equipment, Wartsila Z-drives, controllable pitch propellers, oceanographic cables, overboarding winches, and shipboard fixed and portable cranes.

  • Demonstrated experience in machining, welding, fabrication, hydraulics, refrigeration, carpentry and material handling equipment and machinery.

  • Extensive knowledge of marine regulatory requirements with advanced degree, or equivalency, in marine engineering.

  • Ready familiarity with American Bureau of Shipping rules and classification.

  • Excellent technical project management skills. Ability to prepare ship overhaul specifications and knowledge of contract development, implementation and negotiation.

  • Skills should include time management; resource allocation and scheduling; budget planning and facilities management; specific technical ability to prepare ship overhaul specifications; and demonstrated knowledge of contract development, implementation and negotiation.

  • Strong management skills with ability to train, mentor, evaluate subordinate staff. Proven leadership skills to function effectively under pressure, manage crisis situations in a timely manner, and lead by example.

  • Experience in the planning, development and management of complex, high-value financial operations involving fund accounting, capital budgets, operating budgets, financial analysis, financial reporting, long-range financial planning, and internal financial controls.

  • Computer proficiency in the use of office and spreadsheet software, stability, inventory and database management systems programs.

  • Superb organization, problem solving, negotiation and decision making skills with expertise in clarifying and resolving conflict situations and developing attainable solutions.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to coordinate multiple projects and timelines with subordinates, supervisors, and auxiliary staff.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively with a diverse population including administrators, mariners, scientists, local and foreign vendors and contractors.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • Must be willing and able to go to sea for extended periods of time.

  • Extended travel to local and foreign shipyards is required to oversee major maintenance and overhaul periods, and to troubleshoot problems and check material condition for preparation of specifications.

  • Unlimited Chief Engineer License or equivalent education/experience required.

  • Must be able to pass physical examination and U.S. Coast Guard (DOT) regulations for Chemical Drug and Alcohol pre-employment screening and post-employment random testing.

  • Must have a valid U.S. Passport.

  • Must have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by Transportation Security Administration (TSA).


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UCSD
Payroll Title:
AST SUPT MGR 2
Department:
NIMITZ MARINE FACIL
Hiring Salary Range
$7,250.00 - 12,066.67/Month
Worksite:
Rosecrans Street
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F in home port