Operations Engineer/Project Manager

Perth, AustraliaApply Now

Blue Ocean Monitoring (Blue Ocean) continue to expand their global team and seek an Operations Engineer/Project Manager to join its Perth team.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing ocean technology company specialising in autonomous survey platforms; Blue Ocean currently owns and operates the world’s largest commercial fleet of Subsea Gliders and has recently invested in “micro” Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (µUUV), and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) for a wide range of commercial applications. The company also maintains a comprehensive portfolio of traditional meteorological and oceanographic equipment (ADCP, CTD, meteorological stations etc.) and specialise in the deployment of real-time monitoring systems.

Reporting directly to the Chief Operations Officer (COO), this role will provide engineering and project management support for commercial field projects. You will play a key role in project planning, system preparation, mobilisation, deployment, piloting, and operations support. Your role will also include the maintenance and modification of autonomous vehicles and associated sub-systems and sensors. The position is Perth based and will require travel within Australia and internationally, including working offshore and potentially in remote locations. Blue Ocean will support further training and development opportunities; and provide specific training in autonomous vehicle operations and maintenance. This is a permanent, full-time position, with immediate start available, offered on Blue Ocean terms and conditions (to be provided on application).

A degree in an engineering subject or equivalent higher/further education in a related field with relevant employment experience is required, as is a track record of solving engineering problems. You will have experience in operating marine instrumentation, and a working knowledge of autonomous vehicle principles and operations will be highly valued. You will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to plan your own work given broad direction and to work effectively as a member of a team ashore and at sea. You will have relevant project management experience and have excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This role requires you to attend, participate and present at technical forums/workshops and conferences. It would be highly desirable if you also have experience in oceanographic data processing, analysis and reporting writing.

The applicant needs to be an Australian citizen or have Australian working rights, hold an Australian driver’s license and have the ability to obtain a police clearance.

Please send your CV and cover letter directly to hr@blueoceanmonitoring.com.