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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.
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.
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.
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