Electronic Engineer – Cambridge and Antarctica

Cambridge with regular duty in Antarctica.
Starting from £30,357 per annum.
10 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
BAS 54/19

Job reference: BAS 54/19

Contract type: Full Time

Duration: Fixed-Term Appointment (4 Years)

Salary: Starting from £30,357 per annum.

Benefits: We offer generous benefits

Team: British Antarctic Survey

Location: Cambridge with regular duty in Antarctica.

Closing date: 28 April, 2019 11:59 pm


The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are looking for an Electronic Engineer to join the Antarctic and Marine Engineering Team. Though based in Cambridge, this role will involve regular duty in the polar regions, principally at Halley VI Research Station.

The focus of this role is to develop and maintain scientific and operational equipment at Cambridge in order to then deploy and maintain such equipment in the polar regions. You will also be responsible for producing maintenance plans for the equipment and for developing future improvements.

We are looking for someone with a HND in a relevant field who has practical experience in the maintenance of electronic systems. This role will involve regular periods of time in the polar regions, so the successful candidate will need to be comfortable with remote working and also have excellent team working skills for living and working in this unique environment.


To develop and maintain scientific and operational equipment at Cambridge and deploy and maintain such equipment in polar regions.


HND in electronics, physics, engineering or a mathematical based subject.


a) To maintain equipment deployed in polar regions.

b) To develop equipment for deployment in polar regions.

c) To monitor deployed equipment in order to produce plans for maintenance and future improvement.

d) To fully contribute to the work of AME and BAS as appropriate.

e) To carry out all work in a safe and professional manner.

f)To become a member of the Halley response team and participate in training to include but not limited to: Advanced 1st aid, Search and rescue, Aircraft fire fighting, Breathing apparatus and Major incident response.

g)To undertake other duties as required by the director.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website – please click a apply to take you to this page and for more information

Please quote reference: BAS 54/19

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 28th April 2019

Interview date: w/c 7th May 2019

BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.