BIOS seeks to hire a Marine Superintendent responsible for the management of the Marine Operations Department, Marine Technical Services Department and the Research Vessel Atlantic Explorer. Full-time residency in Bermuda is required by the successful candidate.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Has overall responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the Research Vessel Atlantic Explorer, including: crewing, expenditures, maintenance, personnel, logistics, training, statutory compliance and policy implementation.
- Coordination/consultation with Ship Ops federal award Principal Investigator (currently BIOS Director of Research); and liaison/coordination with science users of the ship (e.g., chief scientists at BIOS including principals involved with sustained ocean observation projects such as the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS), Hydrostation S and Oceanic Flux Program and cruise chief scientists/participants from external organizations.
- Co-PI on all marine operation federal grants, including ship operations, technical services, oceanographic instrumentation and shipboard scientific support equipment. Prepares and submits proposals and annual reports.
- Develops capital and operating budgets for vessel operations and marine shore services.
- Maintains liaison with federal agencies to ensure up-to-date knowledge of and compliance with applicable laws and regulations affecting vessels and/or shore-based marine services.
- Recommends and implements policies pertaining to marine personnel and vessel operation.
- Provides for adequate crewing of R/V Atlantic Explorer in conjunction with the BIOS Human Resources Office, as required by regulatory agencies and BIOS policies.
- Develops planning needs for ship operations and acquisition of vessel and dockside equipment and facilities.
- Plans and oversees modifications, maintenance, repairs, and improvements to the R/V Atlantic Explorer as necessary and establishes contacts with and directs the efforts of consultants, engineers, contractors and vendors.
- Represents BIOS at regulatory body hearings, insurance matters, and other meetings pertaining to BIOS marine interests.
- Supervises and manages the Port Captain, Marine Operations Manager, Marine Technical Services Manager, Vessel Master and oversight of 12 ship’s crew, temporary relief crew, volunteers and other Marine Operations personnel.
- Performs other duties as the Chief Financial and Operating Officer or Director may from time to time deem necessary. Prepares monthly operational reports and provides information and support to the Marine Operations Committee of the BIOS Board of Trustees.
- Port engineer duties during all shipyard periods, requiring extensive working knowledge of all ship’s systems, construction techniques and maintenance requirements.
- Maintains all documents/surveys/records required by the US Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, American Bureau of Shipping, National Science Foundation (NSF), other regulatory agencies and University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS).
- Liaison with various Bermuda Government departments, as necessary.
- BIOS representative at the annual UNOLS Research Vessel Operators Committee (RVOC) and Ship Scheduling Committee meetings. Volunteer to become a member of the RVOC Safety Committee.
- Seeks and develops leads for work outside of NSF awarded ship days. Prepares and maintains the annual ship operating schedule.
- Serves as relief captain on the R/V Atlantic Explorer whenever required.
Interested candidates should email their applications including a cover letter, resume/CV, three references and salary requirements to:
HR Manager, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE01, Bermuda
Closing Date: Open until filled
BIOS is an independent U.S. Not-for-Profit marine research and education institute and Registered Bermuda Charity #116, employing a multi-national staff of approximately 80 people. BIOS operates an oceanographic Research Vessel Atlantic Explorer which functions as a sea-going laboratory supporting both faculty and scientists from BIOS and other institutions and agencies.
BIOS is an equal opportunity employer and operates a drug-free workplace and learning environment.