An opportunity exists for a Marine Technical Services Manager (OTS Manager) to join our Ship Operations team. This position has cross-over responsibilities between Ship Operations and Oceanographic Technical Services. The successful candidate will report directly to the Marine Superintendent.
Interested candidates should email applications, with cover letter, detailed resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org (please reference the job title in the subject line of email):
Closing date: January 25, 2023
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. non-for-profit marine research and educational organization based in Bermuda. For over 100 years BIOS has been committed to seeking and sharing fundamental knowledge of the oceans and complex environmental issues through exploration, hands-on programs, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art research methods.
BIOS is an equal opportunity employer with a drug-free workplace and excellent learning environment.
Duties & Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities will include:
• Be the primary point of contact for cruise planning by potential and active ship users.
• Coordinate science cruise objectives, logistics and requirements with the rest of the Ship Operations Management Team (Marine Superintendent, Port Captain, Marine Operations Coordinator, Master, Chief Mate and Chief Engineer).
• Maintain Cruise Planning Manual and BIOS web-based science cruise information.
• Perform routine maintenance of shared-use science equipment.
• Coordinate non-routine and specialized repair, maintenance and calibration tasks requiring services of others (and prepare for shipment to and from ports of call, where required).
• Prepare and organize project-specific equipment for staging prior to cruises, including availability and logistics.
• Maintain and service vessel safety, navigation and communications electronics.
• Assist with the management of NSF grants as Co-PI; including the writing of grant proposals, annual and final reporting, on the following grants: Oceanographic Technical Services and Oceanographic Instrumentation; assist Marine Superintendent and Port Captain, under the same conditions, with the Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment proposal.
• Arrange and attend OTS Department activities at all shipyard visits, coordinating with Ship Operations staff and crew. Shipyard visits can occur annually, but are normally scheduled for every two years.
Oceanographic Technical Services:
• Provide leadership, knowledge and experience within the UNOLS RVTEC group and promote BIOS Ship Operations goals with NSF.
• Lead the effort to recruit new sea-going Marine Technicians as necessary, under the guidance of the Marine Superintendent and the BIOS Human Resources Department. Manage the regular activities of the Marine Technicians, and assist at sea when needed. Time Spent at sea may be up to 60 days annually.
• Provide instruction and guidance for compliance with UNOLS Research Vessel Safety Standards Appendices A & B, including: certification of winch and other over-boarding system operators; maintaining cable documentation and cable records; and maintaining Maximum Capability Documents.
• Provide oversight of the Marine Technicians regarding: stowage of all scientific gear on board; assist in setting up equipment; instruct scientific personnel in proper and safe use of equipment; ensure established safety and other appropriate ship procedures are observed.
• Manage the Marine Warehouse; assuring proper storage of scientific and ship equipment; maintains appropriate property control and utilization records; coordinates
• Coordinate vessel on and off-loading, and science cruise equipment shipments.
• Maintain adequate inventory of spare parts and supplies of shipboard scientific equipment and instrumentation.
• Monitor scientific hardware and software developments and takes appropriate steps to provide modern and effective common-use science capability.
• Provide maintenance and repair of: ship’s navigation and communication systems; ship’s computer network; oceanographic instrumentation and equipment.
• Assure that facility-provided science gear is operating properly.
• Liaise between ship’s crew and scientific personnel especially with regard to over-the-side operations.
• Provide technical support to a variety of visiting scientists.