Carbons Instrumentation Specialist

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Carbon Instrumentation Specialist          

Land & Habitats                                                      Internal & External Competition                             

The Land & Habitats Business Unit within the Bord na Mona Group currently has a need for a Carbon Instrumentation Specialist on a 2-year fixed term basis. The successful candidate will work as part of the carbon research team. Under the PCAS carbon monitoring and verification work stream, CO2/CH4 measurements are required using the Eddy Covariance method, this involves the construction of eddy covariance towers, power banks and solar arrays, along with other site infrastructure (e.g. board walks). The regular maintenance of field equipment will be the duty of the specialist, and this involves troubleshooting I.T issues and cleaning of sensors. Other duties include the maintenance and cleaning of flumes and DOC sensors (including power banks) and the collection of water quality samples and transport to laboratories. In addition, soil coring and sample preparation and transport laboratory will also be required.

Role Specifics:Job Title:                                Carbon Instrumentation SpecialistBusiness Unit:                       Land & HabitatsReporting to: Carbon Research LeadLocation:                                UnspecifiedDuration:                                2 year Fixed TermHR Contact:                           Niamh O’DeaApply on or before:               15th December 2022

Eligibility:                              Internal & External Competition 

 

The Role:The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the following:

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  • Eddy covariance tower construction, maintenance, and operation.  Initially the specialist will be responsible for the maintenance of two Eddy Covariance Towers.  This will involve cleaning, troubleshooting technical issues, calibration, and other associated duties.  Data Collation and QA/QC procedures will also be the responsibility of the specialist.                                                                        
  • Site works and preparation.  Sites will need to be prepared and maintained in order to maximise the range of the EC tower and reduce disturbance. This includes building boardwalks and working with engineering to complete site works                                                                                   
  • Water Quality and Hydrological Monitoring.  The instrumentation specialist will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of two flumes and Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) sensors which are co-located that the tower sites.  This will involve cleaning, troubleshooting technical issues, calibration and other associated duties. In addition, water quality sampling of Particulate Organic Carbon (POC) and transport to laboratory will be required.                                                                        
  • The instrumentation specialist will also be required to deal with vendors and suppliers to obtain quotes for equipment and spare parts.  They will also be required to prepare tender documents.                                                                                  
  • Assisting with chamber measurements at PCAS sites.  This will involve traveling to sites to conduct chamber measurements with an environmental technician.                                                                      
  • Operation of tractors and quad bikes 
  • Conducting dynamic risk assessments, conducting desk-based risk assessments.  Adherence to risk assessments.                                               

The Person:The ideal candidate will possess the following qualification, skills, knowledge, and attributes:

  •          A degree in Environmental Science/Management, civil engineering, biological sciences. Ideal candidate would have a PhD in carbon cycle or be working towards one. 
  •          2-4 years’ experience in the Environmental, Earth & Science sector                     
  •          Have excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Arc GIS, data analysis packages like R or python)
  •          Knowledge of the carbon cycle and measurement techniques, experience working on peatlands.  Experience operating a flux tower is essential.
  •          Full driving license                                                        

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Bord na Móna is an equal opportunities employer. 

 

 

 

 

 

Carbon Instrumentation Specialist          

Land & Habitats                                                      Internal & External Competition                               

The Land & Habitats Business Unit within the Bord na Mona Group currently has a need for a Carbon Instrumentation Specialist on a 2-year fixed term basis. The successful candidate will work as part of the carbon research team. Under the PCAS carbon monitoring and verification work stream, CO2/CH4 measurements are required using the Eddy Covariance method, this involves the construction of eddy covariance towers, power banks and solar arrays, along with other site infrastructure (e.g. board walks). The regular maintenance of field equipment will be the duty of the specialist, and this involves troubleshooting I.T issues and cleaning of sensors. Other duties include the maintenance and cleaning of flumes and DOC sensors (including power banks) and the collection of water quality samples and transport to laboratories. In addition, soil coring and sample preparation and transport laboratory will also be required.

Role Specifics:Job Title:                                Carbon Instrumentation SpecialistBusiness Unit:                       Land & HabitatsReporting to: Carbon Research LeadLocation:                                UnspecifiedDuration:                                2 year Fixed TermHR Contact:                           Niamh O’DeaApply on or before:               15th December 2022

Eligibility:                               Internal & External Competition          

 

The Role:The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the following:

·   

  • Eddy covariance tower construction, maintenance, and operation.  Initially the specialist will be responsible for the maintenance of two Eddy Covariance Towers.  This will involve cleaning, troubleshooting technical issues, calibration, and other associated duties.  Data Collation and QA/QC procedures will also be the responsibility of the specialist.                                                                        
  • Site works and preparation.  Sites will need to be prepared and maintained in order to maximise the range of the EC tower and reduce disturbance. This includes building boardwalks and working with engineering to complete site works                                                                                   
  • Water Quality and Hydrological Monitoring.  The instrumentation specialist will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of two flumes and Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) sensors which are co-located that the tower sites.  This will involve cleaning, troubleshooting technical issues, calibration and other associated duties. In addition, water quality sampling of Particulate Organic Carbon (POC) and transport to laboratory will be required.                                                                        
  • The instrumentation specialist will also be required to deal with vendors and suppliers to obtain quotes for equipment and spare parts.  They will also be required to prepare tender documents.                                                                                  
  • Assisting with chamber measurements at PCAS sites.  This will involve traveling to sites to conduct chamber measurements with an environmental technician.                                                                      
  • Operation of tractors and quad bikes 
  • Conducting dynamic risk assessments, conducting desk-based risk assessments.  Adherence to risk assessments.                                               

The Person:The ideal candidate will possess the following qualification, skills, knowledge, and attributes:

  •          A degree in Environmental Science/Management, civil engineering, biological sciences. Ideal candidate would have a PhD in carbon cycle or be working towards one. 
  •          2-4 years’ experience in the Environmental, Earth & Science sector                     
  •          Have excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Arc GIS, data analysis packages like R or python)
  •          Knowledge of the carbon cycle and measurement techniques, experience working on peatlands.  Experience operating a flux tower is essential.
  •          Full driving license                                                        

Visit rebrand.ly/luwam4g for more information.

Bord na Móna is an equal opportunities employer.