Electronics Engineer – Cambridge & Antarctica

Cambridge & Antarctica
In the range of £28,200 to £30,600 per annum.
21 Aug 2017
20 Sep 2017

Electronics Engineer – Cambridge & Antarctica

Job reference: BAS 63/17

Contract type: Full time

Duration: Fixed Term Appointment (3 years)

Salary: In the range of £28,200 to £30,600 per annum.

Benefits: We offer generous benefits

Team: Engineering and Technology teams

Location: Cambridge but with periods at sea or in polar regions.

Closing date: 3 September, 2017 11:59 pm


With the launch of our new research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, BAS are looking for an Electronics Engineers to support our on-going science on our existing vessel the RRS James Clark Ross, while the RRS Sir David Attenborough is getting into service.

This role will be split between time in Cambridge, and will involve periods at sea on our research vessels or in polar regions. You will be involved in providing engineering support and projects to the scientific and operational departments in the UK, and supporting scientific cruises on board our vessels and in polar regions.

You will have broad, practical, electronic experience with a relevant HNC or higher qualification. With experience of design software and demonstrable team-working skills you will be able to manage your time well and communicate to a range of audiences.


To support scientific cruises on board research ships, develop and maintain scientific or operational electronic based systems.


Relevant HNC or higher. Experience use of design software.


- Provide engineering support and projects to the scientific and operational departments in the UK, and users on board ships and in polar regions.

- To maintain scientific or operational electronic, electrical or mechanical systems, including those on board ship or at remote polar locations.

- To develop scientific or operational electronic and electrical systems.

- Working with and supporting engineering colleagues, delivering projects and tasks in a professional manner.

- Other duties as appropriate.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.bas.ac.uk/jobs

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221400.

Please quote reference: BAS 63/17

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 3rd September 2017

Interviews are scheduled to be held on: tbc