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The Operational Directorate Natural Environment (OD Nature), a directorate of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), recruits in the framework of the protocol agreement for the design and construction of an oceanographic research vessel (NewRV) between the Minister of Defence and the State Secretary for Science Policy an expert in marine engineering (m/f/x) who will act as ship manager for the supervision of the design and construction of a new multidisciplinary research vessel. You are the primary point of contact between the shipyard and the contracting authority regarding the execution of the contract in all its technical aspects in accordance with the tender specifications (see: https://enot.publicprocurement.be/enot-war/preViewNotice.do?noticeId=274774). You are in charge of the onsite control at the shipyard of the proper execution of the works according to the technical and logistical annexes of the tender specifications and in accordance with the foreseen planning. The follow-up at the shipyard will be done in collaboration with another colleague of RBINS-OD Nature and a colleague from Defense.

Diploma

  • Candidates have a master degree of marine engineering or equivalent
     

Technical competence

  • You have extensive knowledge of the technical operation of ships and ship's infrastructure (mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, etc.);
  • You have experience with the construction of new ships.

Generic competence

  • You have the commitment, the will and the ambition to achieve results and take responsibility for the correctness of the actions taken;
  • You are mobile and enthusiastic about frequent trips and irregular hours.

Assets

  • Good knowledge of English is required, knowledge of French and/or Spanish is a plus.

We offer

The employee will be employed as "expat" at the shipyard "Freire Shipyard" in Vigo, Spain, under the guidance of RBINS-OD Nature-Measurement Services Ostend (MSO). The gross salary is set according to the scales of academic staff within the Belgian federal government (RD of 02/06/2010). The allowances as an expat are fixed according to the scales of Belgian Foreign Affairs. The employment contract has a fixed duration (28 months) and may possibly be extended after the delivery of the vessel.

How to apply

The applications, accompanied by a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae and a copy of the diploma, must be sent by e-mail to Lieven Naudts (Lieven.Naudts@naturalsciences.be) before the 31th of August 2018 (closing date). An interview with the pre-selected candidates will take place shortly afterwards and the employment contract will start as soon as possible.

Any questions? Contact Lieven Naudts (email: Lieven.Naudts@naturalsciences.be, Tel: +32 (0) 59 24 20 58).

See http://odnature.naturalsciences.be/belgica  for general information about the NewRV, the activities of the current RV Belgica and RBINS-OD Nature-Measurement Services Ostend.


The Operational Directorate Natural Environment (OD Nature), a directorate of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), recruits in the framework of the protocol agreement for the design and construction of an oceanographic research vessel (NewRV) between the Minister of Defence and the State Secretary for Science Policy an engineer scientific instrumentation (m/f/x) who will supervise the design and construction of a new multidisciplinary research vessel, more precisely the installation of the scientific instrumentation. You are the primary point of contact between the shipyard and the contracting authority regarding the execution of the contract with regard to the scientific instrumentation in accordance to the tender document. You are also responsible for the onsite control at the shipyard on the proper execution of the works according to the technical and logistical annexes concerning the installation of the scientific instrumentation in accordance to the tender specifications (see:  https://enot.publicprocurement.be/enot-war/preViewNotice.do?noticeId=274...). The follow-up at the shipyard will be done in collaboration with another colleague from RBINS-OD Nature and a colleague from Defence.    

Diploma

  • The candidates need to hold a degree in industrial engineering/master in industrial sciences or equivalent.

Technical competence

  • You have a good knowledge of and have experience with the installation and operation of acoustic and non-acoustic scientific survey instrumentation (measurement techniques, calibration of instruments, data recording and processing);
  • You have a good knowledge of chemistry, electronics and/or electro mechanics;
  • You have knowledge of physical parameters.

Generic competence

  • You have the commitment, the will and the ambition to achieve results and take responsibility for the correctness of the actions taken;
  • You are mobile and enthusiastic about frequent trips and irregular hours.

Assets

  • Good knowledge of English is required, knowledge of French and/or Spanish is a plus.

We offer

The employee will be employed as "expat" at the shipyard "Freire Shipyard" in Vigo, Spain, under the guidance of RBINS-OD Nature-Measurement Services Ostend (MSO). The gross salary is set according to the scales of academic staff within the Belgian federal government (RD of 02/06/2010). The allowances as an expat are fixed according to the scales of Belgian Foreign Affairs. The employment contract has a fixed duration (28 months) and may possibly be extended after the delivery of the vessel.

How to apply

The applications, accompanied by a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae and a copy of the diploma, must be sent by e-mail to Lieven Naudts (Lieven.Naudts@naturalsciences.be) before the 31th of August 2018 (closing date). An interview with the pre-selected candidates will take place shortly afterwards and the employment contract will start as soon as possible.

Any questions? Contact Lieven Naudts (email: Lieven.Naudts@naturalsciences.be, Tel: +32 (0) 59 24 20 58).

See http://odnature.naturalsciences.be/belgica  for general information about the NewRV, the activities of the current RV Belgica and RBINS-OD Nature-Measurement Services Ostend.

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