|£59,461 to £65,407 (depending on qualifications and experience). UKRI Pay Band F/S2
|11th December 2023
|14th January 2024
BGS ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE ADAPTATION & RESILIENCE
This role is based at the BGS offices in Edinburgh, which are situated on the Heriot-Watt University campus (with regular offshore expeditions)
UKRI Pay Band F/S2 – salary range is £59,461 to £65,407 (depending on qualifications and experience)
A great benefits package is offered including an outstanding pension scheme (with an extremely generous employer contribution – on average 27% of your pay), 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time
Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available including a small amount of remote working in line with BGS policy)
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Offshore Operations / Project Manager to support ambitious, high-impact scientific ocean drilling expeditions worldwide.
The ECORD Science Operator (ESO), coordinated by the BGS and its university partners, is an exciting, long-term scientific ocean drilling project. ECORD is the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling, which funds the BGS and its partners to provide scientific ocean drilling expeditions under the auspices of the long-standing International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).
The main activities and key responsibilities of the role include:
The role would really suit an experienced engineer from either the oil & gas, site investigation or offshore infrastructure sectors.
The ideal candidate will be educated to Degree level in a technical field and be highly proficient in managing large-scale, high value offshore drilling projects in a variety of offshore settings and regions of the world.
You will have a substantial amount of offshore drilling/coring experience, with significant recent experience in a practical ‘hands-on’ senior offshore role.
The successful applicant will work with a team of 20 researchers from BGS and ESO partner institutes, to design, set up and directly manage offshore IODP scientific ocean drilling expeditions.
During offshore fieldwork, you will have contractual oversight, and responsibility for decisions to ensure the efficient running of vessel/drilling sub-contracts.
Please also refer to the additional specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 14th January 2024. Interviews are expected to be held in late January 2024 in Edinburgh.
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