Center for Ocean Engineering

Job Opportunities

posted 5/5/22

La Chambre Bleu is seeking several part-time ocean engineers for consulting on a project for an underwater habitat for human occupation. This is a private venture intended to be located approximately 45′ underwater in the tropical Indian Ocean for underwater residencies in the arts and sciences.
Work is remote and flexible, and will require creative and careful engineers to help us build a type of structure that has never existed before. We offer generous hourly pay, a fun and harmonious team, and of course, the opportunity to help us bring the stuff of dreams to life.
We know we need:
– A structural engineer with expertise in underwater concrete
– Subsea technology engineer(s)
We are also open to hearing from graduate-level and above students or faculty who want to make specific proposals to us about incorporating interesting new designs or technologies into the structure.
Potential applicants can send a CV and brief (less than a paragraph) introduction to their background and interests to and we will get in touch quickly.

posted 4/19/22

NOAA Observing and Acoustic Systems Engineer (GLERL)

Job Title: NOAA Observing and Acoustic Systems Engineer (GLERL)

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A coastal observation network with nodes on Lakes Michigan, Superior, Huron, and Erie has been developed that encompasses the Buoys and offshore structures of the Real-time Coastal Observation Network (ReCON) and uncrewed air, surface and underwater systems (UxS) to provide continuous observations of chemical, biological, and physical environmental parameters. The system currently supports projects addressing harmful algal bloom (HAB) detection, human health observations related to beach closures and drinking water processing concerns, rip current warnings, physical observations supporting US Coast Guard, commercial, and public information needs, and year-round ecosystem research.

The purpose of this position is to provide observation and acoustic engineering support.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Deployment of uncrewed underwater and surface systems (UxS) including mission planning, system deployment/retrieval, piloting, sensor installation, data retrieval, data processing, and reporting to project leaders
  • Deploy, process acoustics data, and maintain acoustic zooplankton and fish detection systems for real-time and UxS observation nodes
  • On a continuing basis, participate in ReCON observing system support for remote data acquisition, network support, and real-time data management
  • Work with real-time buoy team on hardware and software systems development projects using programming languages such as C, Python, R, or Linux scripting languages
  • Work with real-time systems team on engineering systems development projects
  • Work with real-time observations field support team to deploy and maintain on-water data collection platforms such as buoys and offshore structures from GLERL research vessels
  • Program Campbell Scientific data loggers using CRBasic, LoggerNet, and Device Configuration Utility

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science or environmental engineering.
  • At least 2 years of full-time engineering experience
  • At least 1 year of experience leading complex projects/programs
  • Experience with programming languages such as C, Python, R, or Linux
  • The ability to do field work on marine vessels
  • The ability to lift and carry a 50lb load
  • Familiarity with sensor installation and integration into a real-time environmental observation network
  • The ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Ability to obtain Public Trust clearance


  • Master’s degree in environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or electronics engineering.
  • At least 2 years of experience working on “in situ” observing systems in aquatic environments
  • At least 2 years’ experience working at sea on research cruises

Work Setting and Environment:

  • Work is to be performed at NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) facility in Ann Arbor, MI
  • Telework to be approved for tasks conducive to remote work
  • Some field travel to local Great Lakes will be required from May to November, approximately 8 days per month. Travel from December to April associated with meetings, approximately 3 trips during this period.
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posted 2/24/22

Looking for a student WEC/VAWT modeler

We are looking for a student capable of modeling our Triflux hybrid (wave/wind) floating structure for its PTO (power take off) capability. This is a paid position and the hourly rate is negotiable.

Please have any interested students reach out to me.

Thank you

Re-establishing the balance between humanity and nature.
Thank you.


posted 2/24/22

Kongsberg Maritime
, a world leader in marine technology, has internships available for MIT students to join their office in Norway this summer through the MISTI Program. Interns will work within the autonomous shipping unit, helping Kongsberg move vessel operations from manned to unmanned ships.

Internship descriptions are below:

These 12-week fully-funded international summer internships are available through the MISTI program. Students interested in applying should reach out to with their resume to arrange an interview. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to reach out as soon as possible.

Madeline Smith
Managing Director | MIT-Denmark, Scandinavia
MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | +1 (617) 253-8813  | E40-408
1 Amherst Street, 4th floor, Cambridge, MA 02139


posted 1/4/22

Assistant Professor- Ocean Resources- Fall 2022

The University of Texas at Austin: Cockrell School of Engineering: Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering


Austin, Texas

Open Date

Oct 03, 2021


The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. We seek candidates with research experience and interests in the sustainable use of ocean resources.  The selected candidate will have expertise in deterministic and/or stochastic computational modeling that supports one or more of these areas: (i) sustainable extractive activities related to energy generation, food, mining and other non-living resources; (ii) under-explored physical processes and phenomena that define and influence atmospheric, oceanographic and seafloor interactions with engineered or natural offshore systems; (iii) climate-related hazards and sustainability challenges, and effects of ocean-centered activity on the built environment and on coastal human populations and marine ecosystems.  Computational modelers who also conduct experiments and/or collaborate with experimentalists are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student population in the CAEE department, develop a sustainable sponsored research program, mentor graduate students, collaborate with other faculty from a wide range of backgrounds within and outside of the CAEE department, and be involved in service to the university and the profession. Though preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor rank, truly exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered.

The department and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service activities.

The CAEE department has over 55 faculty and is currently ranked amongst the top five graduate and undergraduate programs in both civil and environmental engineering by US News and World Report. Faculty in CAEE have access to state-of-the-art, internationally recognized research and computational facilities, including the Center for Water and the Environment, the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, the Bureau of Economic Geology, the Marine Science Institute, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree, or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, in Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or other relevant discipline at the time of application.

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified individuals should submit materials in electronic form to Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2022.

Requested materials:

  1. Cover letter — the cover letter should be addressed to: Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering.
  2. Curriculum Vitae—including academic and professional experience and a list of publications.
  3. Statement of Research—including past research accomplishments and outlining areas of technical expertise directed toward the sustainable use of ocean resources and complement the department’s strategic plan and vision (available at
  4. Statement of Teaching — including prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and future teaching interests.
  5. Statement describing past contributions and future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion (DEI) through research, teaching, and/or service. The Cockrell School’s DEI plan is available at
  6. The names and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three references for assistant professors.  Higher ranks must provide at least five references.

A security-sensitive background check will be conducted on applicants selected for the position.

info. & application link: