Power and Data Systems Engineer in Oregon State University

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 15, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process. For additional information please contact: Burke Hales, bhales@coas.oregonstate.edu, 541-737-8121. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

Position Details

Position Information
Department Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci (OAS)
Position Title Specialist 2-Marine Data Syst
Job Title Power & Data Systems Engineer
Appointment Type Administrative/Professional Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Faculty Status Regular
Tenure Status Fixed-Term
Pay Method Salary
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Position Summary

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is seeking a Power & Data Systems Engineer. This is a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.

Oregon State University (OSU) manages the PacWave Project from a Project Support Office. The Systems Engineer will serve as a key member of the core research project team designated to successfully develop power and data management capabilities for the wave-energy cabled and autonomous test bed facilities. The Power and Data Systems Engineer provides design and implementation oversight in development of power and data networks for subsea and shoreside networks.

This position provides support for the Principal Investigator (PI), Project Manager (PM) and technical team in the development of grant and contract requirements of the project; Department of Energy (DOE) project requirements; and contributing to internal and external project reviews and reports. This position supports the PI/PM’s duties related to the Project development in the areas of contract management, support of research needs, and to achieve programmatic outcomes. This position serves as a liaison with faculty, the program technical team, staff, students and the general public.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is internationally recognized as a leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and two oceanographic research vessels. The College has annual research expenditures of more than $50 million, with much of the research support coming from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other federal agencies. It has over 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and approximately 700 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include a Master’s degree in Marine Resource Management; and Master’s and PhD degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography. The new undergraduate program in Earth Sciences, together with the Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program, provide educational and research opportunities for the best undergraduate students: a national honors college for the Earth.

Position Duties

30% – Design, implement, and maintain data-systems networks, both on land and autonomous at-sea platforms, including the physical and virtual hardware associated with creating local networks with nested firewalls, data display, storage, and archival.

15% – Design, implement, and maintain autonomous power control and power distribution systems, including AC and DC dynamic-power and stored-power management, power transformation, conditioning, and monitoring.

15% – Evaluate, oversee, troubleshoot and maintain shore-based 3rd-party power control and distribution systems. This may include a variety of wave-motion driven generators, turbine, etc., and their associated power transformation, conditioning, and monitoring.

15% – Supervise power/data-systems technical personnel, including personnel to be hired as funding develops, as well as oversight of contractors and current staff technical-pool personnel.

10% – Manage budgeting of power and data systems operations. Develop and maintain budgets, select and purchase equipment, and project costs of operation, including personnel-related costs.

10% – Support proposal and document production necessary for sustaining facility funding, including preparing and/or contributing to reports and grant proposals.

5% – Support outreach and engagement of the facility with the general public. This may involve representing PacWave at public events, hosting visitors, giving interviews, etc.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, computer science or closely-related field.

Three years of demonstrated experience with power and data management systems.

Advanced computing skills, including familiarity with MS Office Suite and Adobe, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint; Adobe Acrobat; instrument-interface software such as MatLab, LabView,SIMATIC, or comparable.

Exceptional interpersonal skills with proven discretion and diplomacy.

Must be self-sufficient and able to make decisions independently.

Detail oriented with ability to manage multiple assignments, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as perOSUStandard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with power-system construction project management.

Demonstrated experience with environmental sensing networks.

Demonstrated experience with fieldwork, including work at sea and with seagoing systems.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

The ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as needed to meet project goals or deadlines is required.

The ability to travel and work remotely from other offices or field sites is required. This position requires working in outdoor field settings (including at sea) in all weather conditions, including heat, cold, and rain. At-sea work will consist primarily of day trips, but may require longer durations of up to one week.

The ability to lift/push/pull/carry up to 75 pounds of equipment is required.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number P03161UF
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/01/2019
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 06/27/2019
Full Consideration Date 07/15/2019
Closing Date 07/31/2019
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 15, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Burke Hales, bhales@coas.oregonstate.edu, 541-737-8121.

OSUcommits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans,LGBTQcommunity members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as perOSUStandard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Source: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/79512