Field Services Manager (FSM)

Nov 26, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018

Field Services Manager (FSM)
PEA Regular – Position #993785.2
Salary Grade: SG15 - $72,589.00 - $81,698.00
University of Victoria and Ocean Networks Canada

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is a world-leading organization supporting ocean discovery and technological innovation. ONC is a not-for-profit society that operates and manages innovative cabled observatories on behalf of the University of Victoria that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to various scientific instruments located in coastal, deep-ocean, and Arctic environments. ONC’s cable arrays host hundreds of sensors distributed in, on, and above the seabed along with mobile and land based assets strategically located. These instruments address key scientific and policy issues (subsea earthquakes and tsunamis, ocean acidification, marine biodiversity, etc.) within a wide range of environments.

The FSM receives supervision from and reports to the Director Marine Operations.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a minimum of ten years experience in electronics or electrical engineering, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must either be a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia, or eligible to become a member.

Essential qualifications include experience with oceanographic instrumentation and equipment, shipboard experience in deployment of marine equipment, as well as a strong technical background in relevant technologies.

The Marine Technology Centre (MTC) in Sidney serves as the department's base of operations.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience with PC based command, control and data acquisition
  • Thorough command of serial communications protocols (EIA 232, 422, 485)
  • Good knowledge of Ethernet hardware, TCP/IP and UDP
  • Facility with systems-level hardware integration
  • Experience with microprocessor-based control systems
  • Experience with CAD engineering design software, database applications and standard office software
  • Experience with financial/budget administration
  • Supervisory experience

Competency Requirements:

  • Resourceful, with strong problem-solving abilities
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, written and computational communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate complex logistics of an ocean-going campaign, among a range of expert technical resources (ship, ROV, scientific technical staff)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to process data from oceanographic instruments and assess data quality
  • Ability to plan, organize and monitor the work and activities of self and direct reports according to priorities, established schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate problems and provide practical, cost effective solutions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, scientists, technologists, customers, contractors and the general public, both orally and in writing in the English language
  • Ability to serve as spokesperson, facilitator or participant in meetings and presentations to discuss engineering projects or proposals
  • Ability to provide leadership and establish and maintain a collegial working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity, and teamwork

For a full job description and to apply for this position: Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your qualifications to:

The deadline for applications is December 20, 2018 at4:00pm.