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MARS ROV Electronics Engineer (Position Filled)
National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
Southampton, England, UK
N/A years experience
Posted: 29-04-2022

Company: National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
Skills: Electrical / Electronics / ROV
Experience: N/A years
Education: HNC/HND in Electronics or related field
Employment type: Full time
Location: Southampton, England, UK

We are looking for an Electronics Engineer to join our experienced team of enthusiastic engineers who are developing and operating the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) and Towed Underwater Systems. Additional work may include supporting and working with the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV’s) Full time (37 hours per week) £36,860

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Company details

We are the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) - the UK's centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences. We are a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean.

We are made up of a dynamic and vibrant community whose focus is on improving the world in which we live. Our work is balanced by our strong sense of purpose, values and behaviours and an unwavering commitment to a ‘one NOC’ approach.

We have a rich history dating back to 1949, and our future has never looked more exciting as we aim to be the world’s most innovative oceanographic institution.
Requirements & Summary

We are looking for an Electronics Engineer to join our experienced team of enthusiastic engineers who are developing and operating the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) and Towed Underwater Systems. Additional work may include supporting and working with the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV’s)

The Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS) group at National Oceanography Centre develops, operates and maintains the UK’s marine science robotic fleet. The fleet consists of AUVs, subsea gliders, unmanned surface vehicles, ROV and Towed Underwater Vehicles. We operate our systems worldwide, deploying our research equipment in both the Arctic, Antarctic and the deep oceans in between. Our systems have surveyed, photographed and sampled the deep oceans around the world. The focus of the team’s work is to support the marine scientist community in its efforts to understand the deep ocean, and to monitor the associated resources.

The role will support the ISIS ROV and other deep towed equipment at sea, and maintain, service and upgrade the systems back at base. During sea-going operations, you will work with an experienced team and will be expected to fly, and control the ROV to photograph and sample the deep oceans of the world. You will also troubleshoot and fix electronic/software problems as they arise. At times, you will be working under tight time constraints and arduous conditions, so a practical can-do attitude is essential.

Back at base, you will primarily work on servicing and developing the ROV and Towed Platforms equipment, but you may also be required to work on other Marine Autonomous Systems, as well as more broadly on the National Marine Facilities Sea Systems equipment.

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

About you

You will have completed an HNC/HND in a directly relevant electronics discipline or a degree in a related discipline with relevant experience.

You will be expected to make contributions throughout the lifecycle of a variety of projects from initial ideas and discussions through to generating specifications, design, implementation, testing and finally the operation of the systems at sea in support of the NERC marine science programme.

The work will require a good working knowledge of analogue and digital electronics with experience of instrument integration. You will be expected to be able to read and understand circuit diagrams and diagnose electronic/electrical faults. You will also be expected to take the lead in development and enhancing the electronic systems on the ROV and deep towed equipment. Some experience in software development would also be beneficial.

You will have the opportunity to work with the Marine Autonomous & Robotic Systems (MARS) Development Teams to enhance the capabilities of the AUV/ROV and marine robotic systems more broadly.

As an Electronics Engineer you should be highly motivated, able to use your own initiative, possess excellent oral and communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a small team.

You must be willing to go to sea for up to 90 days a year supporting MARS equipment.

Other information

The starting salary for this position will be £36,860. In this position, the successful applicant may work up to 90 days at sea. This would attract a seagoing allowance of up to £8,000 per year.

Why the NOC?

We offer a generous set of benefits including 28 days annual leave, plus 3.5 local closure days and 8 public bank holidays, and a contributory Group Personal Pension Plan.

We are committed to flexible working, trusting our staff to get the job done. And we offer an inclusive and supportive environment where our people can meet their full potential.


This position will be based in Southampton: The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to free onsite car-parking. We support opportunities for further training and development.

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 a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.

How to apply:

Please click ‘Apply for this job’ and submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC recruitment team at

Before submitting your application please ensure you have reviewed the attached job description and assessment criteria.

Date advert posted: 27/04/2022

Closing date: 27/05/2022 Please note this vacancy may close earlier depending on the number of applicants.

Please note we are not accepting applications via recruitment agencies for this position.

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