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Offshore Energy Research Programs - Engineers, Various Level

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Job Details
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Company Name
University of Maine
Physical Address

Orono, ME 04469
Job Description

Statement of the Job:

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center located in Orono, Maine is searching for qualified engineers to work in the area design, testing, and advancement of floating offshore wind and renewable energy technologies. The 9,300 m2, $110 million, ISO 17025-accredited laboratory employs over 240 people with expertise in offshore design, model testing, multi-scale materials and structures design and evaluation, composite materials analysis and manufacturing, finite element analysis and multi-physics modeling techniques. The Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory, housed in the center, consists of a deep multi-paddle wave basin with an integrated, rotatable wind tunnel that permits simultaneous application of scaled wind and wave environments for sophisticated floating body model tests. W2 is the only one of its kind in the world equipped with a rotating wind tunnel over a wave basin and also has a movable floating floor and a tow carriage. The facility is the home of a large offshore energy dedicated research team uniquely suited to design and test ocean energy devices, ship structures, oil and gas structures, as well as the effects of coastal erosion and sea level rise.

For more information about the Advanced Structures and Composites Center visit our website at:

Typical hiring ranges are below and are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Engineer IV: $70,766 – $117,944
Engineer V: $81,381 – $135,635
Engineer VI: $93,588 – $155,980

Complete Job Descriptions:
Engineer IV
Engineer V
Engineer VI

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.


See job descriptions for a list of required and preferred knowledge, skills, and qualifications.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position (please specify in your cover letter which Engineer level you are applying for) *
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Updated Search Timeline:*

Review of applications is ongoing
Interviews to begin no earlier than: August 24, 2020
Tentative start date: October 1, 2020

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: Immediately
Interviews to begin no earlier than: July 13, 2020
Tentative start date: September 1, 2020

For questions about the search, please contact Doreen Boutin –

Appropriate background checks are required**.**

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Position Title: Offshore Energy Research Programs – Engineers, Various Levels (id:63911)

Campus: Orono

Department: Advanced Structures and Composites Center – OADCC

Bargaining Unit: UMPSA

Salary Band/Wage Band: Varies

Location: Orono, ME

Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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