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Naval Architech/Engineer The Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine seeks an innovative and experienced offshore structures engineer to develop and design floating offshore structures in wind energy technology. This position is also expected to develop industrial client partnerships in the offshore wind industry and develop proposals for federal, state and industry-funded R&D programs. The research facility is an 87,000 ft² laboratory with a world leading team of over 150 faculty, staff and students conducts research with a variety of public and private entities developing the next generation of low-cost high-performance composite materials.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or MS in Naval Architecture or related Engineering is strongly preferred; a BS is required with at least 3 years relevant professional experience. Professional Engineering license is preferred. Substantial experience in project management is preferred. Substantial experience in the following areas is preferred; floating offshore structure design (sizing, stability calculations, structural design, fatigue, relevant design codes); scale model testing in wave basin including scaling laws, test design, and instrumentation; full-scale instrumentation systems for offshore platforms; floating platform deployment methods; mooring and anchor design; finite element modeling and engineering design. Experience in the design of offshore wind structures is desirable. Proficiency in naval architecture software (HARP, etc.) is required. Knowledge of ABS, US Coast Guard, OSHA, EPA and other federal regulations regarding offshore floating structures is preferred. Demonstrated ability to work productively in a team environment is required with demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and constant deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Experience in student research preferred.

The full job description can be found at http://jobs.umaine.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable pool of applicants has been received. To apply for this position, please send letter of application, current resume, and names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three references to: Doreen Boutin, Doreen.boutin@umit.maine.edu, or Advanced Structures and Composites Center, University of Maine, 35 Flagstaff Road, Orono, ME 04469. Projected hiring range is $50,000 - $75,000 depending upon knowledge, skills and experience of the successful candidate. This position is contingent upon funding and successful performance and will be evaluated in accordance with the University of Maine Professional Staff Association agreement.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures as well as complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment. The finalist for this position must successfully complete appropriate background checks.

The University of Maine is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University of Maine is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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