Marine Instrumentation Specialist

Charleston, South Carolina
Energy – Metocean
RPS North America provides engineering, environmental, and scientific advice across the US and Canada. We offer a comprehensive range of consulting services and technology solutions to support our clients in all sectors of the economy. We serve as the North American platform of RPS Group, one of the world's preeminent consultancies.

The Ocean Science Division of the RPS Group, has an opening for a highly motivated individual to join our team of marine technicians and instrument specialists in Charleston, SC. We are seeking a self-starting individual with a positive attitude who can adapt to a variable work schedule.  The optimal candidate will have 3 years of experience in marine instrumentation; electrical, networking, and mechanical troubleshooting, and have a working knowledge of dredging and marine construction.   Primary duties include the data analysis, technical support and quality assurance checks on dredging projects.  The position includes working on projects onshore and offshore in the US and internationally, and out of town travel for periods of 2 days to 2 weeks on short notice will be required.  Position requires a valid driver’s license and eligibility for a passport and TWIC card.  
Qualifications and Experience
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering - electrical, mechanical or ocean fields
•Experience working in marine construction, survey or dredging is highly beneficial
•Training will be provided
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
•Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
•Self-motivated and able to work independently and within a team environment
•Must be able to adjust readily to change, make decisions independently
•Experience in the installation and operation of oceanographic instrumentation. 
•Experience in troubleshooting electronics including serial data communication and networking
•Competence with Microsoft Office applications, Excel and Word. 
•Have experience with low voltage DC systems
•Be computer literate with basic IT and networking skills
•Must be comfortable working on vessels at sea

Desirable Skills
•Strong communication skills and experience in client interactions
•Familiarity with scientific and/or environmental data
•Time series data QA/QC and processing 
•Computer programming, Matlab, Python, VB
•GIS in ESRI’s Arc Desktop
•Hypack Software
•Data Telemetry systems

RPS is an industry leader and we pride ourselves on our ability to attract and retain exceptional talent by treating our employees well. In addition to competitive compensation packages, we offer:
·         Medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage for employees and families, with no waiting period and generous contributions to monthly premiums.
·         401(k) Plan, with a dollar-for-dollar Company match of employee contributions, up to 5% of eligible compensation
·         Share Purchase Plan, which enables employees to purchase shares via payroll deductions at 85% of market value, with the Company matching employees’ shares 1:1
·         Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care costs.
·         Performance-based bonus program.
·         Generous vacation and sick leave policies in addition to company-wide paid holidays.

RPS North America provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. RPS complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and requirements governing nondiscrimination in every location in which we operate.