Electrical Technical Officer (Permanent/ Full Time)

National Marine Facilites, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

About the role:

We are seeking an Electrical Technical Officer (ETO) to work for National Marine Facilities Division (NMF). NMF is responsible for the operation and management of two NERC owned vessels in providing wider support in the co-ordination and management of the NERC Marine Science Facility program. Scientific Research Vessels provide the scientific platform to support the UK's world-wide oceanographic research program.   You should have an ETO Certificate of Competency.

This is a permanent position offered on NERC terms and conditions and is open to internal and external candidates. 


This is a marine grade position and the starting salary is £41,000.  Depending upon skills and experience, a salary uplift and/or additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates.

Hours of Work: 

The hours of working are full time.

About you:

For this position, it is essential that you hold the following:

  • Seafarer Medical Certificate (ENG1) without restrictions
  • STCW basic safety training (Fire fighting, Personal survival techniques, Personal safety & social responsibility, Elementary first aid)
  • Passport with the right to work in the UK
  • UK Discharge book
  • High voltage
  • STCW95 Certificate of Competency COC ETO
  • STCW Advanced Fire Fighting
  • STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
  • Designated Security duties

High level of personal and professional knowledge and experience in the operation and maintenance of modern engineering plant automated control systems.

What we can offer you:

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme.  You will accrue 25 days of leave per month worked on board and tours of duty normally two months or two scientific cruises in length. The role will include periods of travel both within the UK and internationally. Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

About us:

The National Marine Facilities division is one of the three major divisions of the NOC, based at the Southampton site. It is responsible for the operation and management of NERC’s two state-of-the-art global research vessels, the National Marine Equipment Pool and a Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS) group.

From April 2018, the NOC, a component part of the Natural Environment Research Council, will be part of UK Research and Innovation.  UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England.  The vision for the new organisation is to be the best research and innovation organisation in the world.  More information can be found online at http://www.ukri.org.   From April 2018, you will be employed by UK Research and Innovation.

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, is a member of Athena SWAN and has signed up to the Athena SWAN principles to recognise work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly.

How to apply:

All internal and external applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website at http://topcareer.jobs/ quoting reference number IRC244538. To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV, ETO Certificate of Competency including all pages and a covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role.  If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867003.

Closing date: 21 March 2018

Interview date: It is proposed that the interviews will take place on 10 April 2018.

If after interview we have a greater number of suitable candidates than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months for all the grades and locations advertised. This reserve list will be used for future vacancies in NOC that require the same (or similar) skills, experience, competencies and are of the same grade as the advertised posts. These could be offered to candidates on the reserve list without a new competition (but there will be no guarantee of a job offer).


Closing date: 
Wednesday 21 March 2018