Engineer scientific instrumentation

Aug 06, 2018
Aug 15, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Operational Directorate Natural Environment (OD Nature), a directorate of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), recruits in the framework of the protocol agreement for the design and construction of an oceanographic research vessel (NewRV) between the Minister of Defence and the State Secretary for Science Policy an engineer scientific instrumentation (m/f/x) who will supervise the design and construction of a new multidisciplinary research vessel, more precisely the installation of the scientific instrumentation. You are the primary point of contact between the shipyard and the contracting authority regarding the execution of the contract with regard to the scientific instrumentation in accordance to the tender document. You are also responsible for the onsite control at the shipyard on the proper execution of the works according to the technical and logistical annexes concerning the installation of the scientific instrumentation in accordance to the tender specifications (see: The follow-up at the shipyard will be done in collaboration with another colleague from RBINS-OD Nature and a colleague from Defence.

The employee will be employed as "expat" at the shipyard "Freire Shipyard" in Vigo, Spain, under the guidance of RBINS-OD Nature-Measurement Services Ostend (MSO). The gross salary is set according to the scales of academic staff within the Belgian federal government (RD of 02/06/2010). The allowances as an expat are fixed according to the scales of Belgian Foreign Affairs. The employment contract has a fixed duration (28 months) and may possibly be extended after the delivery of the vessel.

An interview with the pre-selected candidates will take place shortly afterwards and the employment contract will start as soon as possible.

Any questions? Contact Lieven Naudts (email:, Tel: +32 (0) 59 24 20 58).

See for general information about the NewRV, the activities of the current RV Belgica and RBINS-OD Nature-Measurement Services Ostend.

You have the commitment, the will and the ambition to achieve results and take responsibility for the correctness of the actions taken;

You are mobile and enthusiastic about frequent trips and irregular hours.