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[Met-jobs] FAAM: BAe-146-301 Atmospheric Research Aircraft supoort vacancy

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:55:46 +0000

Natural Environment Research Council

Engineering Specialist
£30,710 - £37,120
Based Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Use your electronic or electrical engineering skills to facilitate atmospheric 

This is an exciting opportunity to support the BAe-146-301 Atmospheric Research 
Aircraft. You will develop and maintain our aircraft’s science instrumentation 
and data systems while working closely with the Technical Manager. You’ll also 
play a major part in the new DECADES project, which aims to develop the 
hardware and software for a new aircraft-based data recording and visualisation 

About the individual

You’ll come to us with a degree or equivalent in electronic or electrical 
engineering, or a similar field such as aerospace systems engineering.
Electronics design and engineering skills covering digital and analogue systems 
along with experience of integrating electronics and software or firmware will 
be vital.
You’ll also bring a proven track record of developing and programming data 
systems and interfaces to instruments.
As well as being physically fit, you must be willing to work on-board a 
research aircraft and on regular overseas detachments.
Strong trouble shooting and communication skills will be essential, whereas an 
interest in atmospheric research, meteorology, or aviation would be desirable.

About us

The Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) provides the UK 
atmospheric science community with high quality data in support of research and 
forecasting. A world-class collaboration between the Met Office and the Natural 
Environment Research Council (NERC), we operate a unique BAe-146-301 
Atmospheric Research Aircraft. Now we need a talented engineer to join our 
small multidisciplinary team. For more information about FAAM and its work, 
please look at


We offer a defined benefit occupation pension scheme, a generous annual leave 
allowance of 30 days plus 10.5 days bank holidays, and flexible working hours. 
Details on pension options can be found on 
As an IiP employer NERC will encourage your personal and professional 
development. We expect our people to work flexibly, so you may have the 
opportunity to work across a number of jobs. 
NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all 
sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic 
minorities are currently under represented and their applications are 
particularly welcomed. We also have a guaranteed interview scheme for 
applicants with disabilities.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please 
visit our job board at and complete an online 
application form.  If you have a query you should contact us by telephone on 
01793 867003, Please quote reference number IRC22208.  

Closing date: 17 June 2011.
Interview date: 4 July 2011.

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