Internship Opportunity

Reference no: 2022.11E

Location: Launceston, TAS

Engineering areas: Autonomous Marine Systems

Business description:

Evolving from a world-leading operator of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) in extreme polar environments and Australia’s leading AUV training program, they have expanded into academic research, commercial maritime industries and the defence sector as a trusted provider and operator of integrated underwater robotics and sensor networks.

Key areas of services include:

  • Academic and commercial marine research
  • Oceanographic surveys
  • Pipeline inspections
  • Underwater infrastructure inspections
  • AUV and USV Operator and Mission Controller training

The company operates three AUVs (ISE Explorer, REMUS 100 and Iver4-580), three USVs (WAM-V 16 and two Micro ASVs design and built by AMC) and a number of ROVs.

Projects / tasks:

The intern would participate in the refinement of a post mission AUV/USV performance monitoring software tools used to support the facilities’ operational AUVs/USVs.  A variety of design, coding, and testing tasks are required to bring this project to life.

Technical skills:

Programming experience in Matlab or Python, with a willingness to learn is required. Programming experience in C++, JavaScript, or SQL are desirable. Knowledge of communication standards such as TCP/UDP and RS232, general networking, and software/hardware interfacing and experience with LINUX/OSX based computers would be beneficial. Experience with geospatial data analysis, including the use of Geographic Information Systems, would be particularly beneficial.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Strong communication skills are needed to work with the project leader and team of AUV/ USV engineers to capture specifications, report on progress, manage issues and document developments and progress.  The candidate will need to work within a multi-disciplinary team from varying technical backgrounds.