NERC Engineer Vacancies

Want to develop the next Boaty McBoatface?

Seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a team of enthusiastic engineers who are designing and operating our fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles.


We are currently recruiting for a wide range of engineering roles based at the National Oceanography Centre at our waterfront location in Southampton.  If you are a Software Development Engineer, Electronic Engineer, Mechanical Engineer or Systems Engineer, please get in touch.

These roles encompass all relevant technical disciplines to design, develop, test, document, configure and deliver software solutions. Some of the projects will involve developing products which will be migrated to third parties for manufacture and possibly for future development. 

You will be working in our new state of the art facility which is ranked as one of the best in Europe. The fleet consists of large propeller driven AUVs, subsea gliders, unmanned surface vehicles and ROVs.  This fleet, amongst the largest of its kind, operates worldwide from the coast to the deep ocean.

We offer a competitive remuneration package, including a pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 10.5 additional days leave for bank holidays plus free car-parking.  For more information visit working at NOC.

To apply, please click here and attach your CV to register your interest.

Closing date: 17 October 2017

Interview date: Interviews are expected to take place during late October/early November 2017.

These positions are across two grades with salary levels between £28,200 to £32,130 and £35,222 to £40,166 per annum for more senior positions.


From April 2018, National Oceanography Centre, a component part of the Natural Environment Research Council, will be part of UK Research and Innovation.  UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England.  The vision for the new organisation is to be the best research and innovation organisation in the world.  More information can be found online at   From April 2018, you will be employed by UK Research and Innovation.



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