[MARMAM] FW: Job Vacancy - Underwater Noise Specialist

Daniel Wood (Cefas) Daniel.Wood at cefas.co.uk
Mon Aug 8 02:31:28 PDT 2011


Dear MarMam,

 

Cefas has a vacancy for a senior underwater noise specialist.  It would suit someone with a MarMam background and a solid understanding of underwater sound.  I would be very grateful if could send it round on the MarMam mailing list.  The job description is pasted below.  Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.cefas.jobs/

 

Many thanks,

Dan Wood

 

  

 

 

 


JOB DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE:      Underwater Sound / Noise Specialist    

 

REF:                  22-11

 


PAY BAND:      PB7                                                            


 


CONTRACT:    2 year FTA with possibility to extend 


 

SALARY:          PB7: £40,831 - £50,882                             

 

HOURS:            37

 

LOCATION:      Lowestoft                                                  

 

ANNUAL LEAVE: 25 days, 30 days after 5 years service

                           

PURPOSE OF JOB

 

Cefas has an immediate need for a senior Underwater Sound specialist to lead and develop our work within this field.

 

Cefas provides impartial scientific research and advice on the impacts of underwater noise to government and industry and our work in underwater noise is carried out both within the UK and overseas and includes: 

 

*	Research on the impacts of construction noise on the behaviour of fish and other marine organisms
*	An extensive review on the impacts of underwater noise from the oil & gas industry on marine mammals,
*	Advice to regulators on offshore constructions and international advice to groups such as OSPAR.  

 

Of particular note is the current research project to address how the UK can monitor ambient noise and maintain Good Environmental Status.  This is a key project and forms part of the UK's implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.  For further information please see the project summary: http://sciencesearch.defra.gov.uk/Document.aspx?Document=ME5210_9809_TPS.pdf

 

 

For further information on Cefas and underwater noise see our underwater noise webpage:

http://www.cefas.defra.gov.uk/our-science/assessing-human-impacts/underwater-noise.aspx

 

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and developing the scientific aspects of underwater water noise related work within Cefas in a mixture of discreet and multidisciplinary projects.  You will be responsible for working with colleagues within Cefas and external partners to deliver existing projects, develop new opportunities, to liaise with existing and potential new clients, plan and execute all aspects of projects as well as the presentation of results and communication with clients.  It will also require the successful candidate to provide advice on the potential impacts of underwater noise on marine life to government, regulators and industry.  

 

In addition delivery and proposal development, the role requires proactive mentoring for developing scientists together with a need to publish in peer-reviewed journals. 

 

The position is based in Lowestoft but extensive travel within the UK and overseas is expected.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS 

 

Academic qualifications required for direct entry to this Cefas Pay Band 7 post are a minimum of a higher degree and substantial relevant work experience.  This requirement can be waived for internal candidates who are able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge and experience.  

 

It is essential that candidates meet the following criteria:

 

1.	Proven experience in leading R&D or scientific advice in underwater acoustics and quality assure the work of others

 

2.	A track record in the successful development of new business

 

3.	Proven ability to analyse, interpret and quality assure acoustical data

 

4.	Ability to relate impacts of underwater noise to marine life

 

5.	Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

 

6.	Proven track record of report writing and scientific papers

 

7.	Ability to work within a team - both within Cefas and with external partners

 

8.	Ability to work to and meet client deadlines.

 

 

It is preferable (but not essential) that candidates also meet the following criteria:

 

9.	Knowledge of one or more of the following human activities in respect to underwater noise - offshore renewables, marine aggregate extraction, oil & gas survey work, sonar, shipping.

 

10.	Marine mammal / fish experience.

 

11.	Practical experience of deploying acoustic devices at sea.

 

12.	Experience of working within the private sector.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact david.carlin at cefas.co.uk or 01502 524354.

 

To apply for the position please go to http://www.cefas.jobs/ and complete the online application form.

 

 

This post will be at Cefas Pay Band 7 and fall in a salary range of £40,831 to £50,882 pa.  In addition there is the opportunity for all staff to earn a performance related bonus.  The salary is paid monthly by credit transfer.  The level offered will depend on the candidates experience and track record.

 

If you are already an established civil servant you can obtain further information from your Personnel Division about rules which may provide a more favourable starting salary than is allowed for under the previous paragraph.  Other rules will apply if you are serving a fixed term appointment.  Part-time working and job share applicants are also welcome.

 

Should you be appointed Cefas will carry out pre-employment enquiries that may include a Criminal Disclosure check.

 

The Agency's recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners' Principles which can be found at www.civilservicecommissioners.org.  If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Code and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact HR Services, Cefas, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 OHT in the first instance.  If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Agency, you can contact the Office of the Civil Service Principles.

 

Please note that all Defra surplus will be given priority shortlisting.  Please can you state clearly on the application form.

 

 

Closing date for applications is:                      2/09/2011        

Interview date for applications is:                   12/10/2011      

 

 

 

________________________________

Daniel Wood MSc.

CSci, CMarSci, IMarEst
Team Leader - Marine Management Science

 

Cefas, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0HT
Tel: +44 (0)1502 524337
Mob: +44 (0)7718 911778

 

www.cefas.defra.gov.uk



 

From: Daniel Wood (Cefas) 
Sent: 04 August 2011 17:15
To: 'marmam at lists.uvic.ca'
Subject: Job Vacancy - Underwater Noise Specialist
Importance: High

 

Dear MarMam,

 

Cefas has a vacancy for a senior underwater noise specialist.  It would suit someone with a MarMam background and a solid understanding of underwater sound.  I would be very grateful if could send it round on the MarMam mailing list.  The job description is attached.  Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.cefas.jobs/

 

Many thanks,

Dan Wood

 

________________________________

Daniel Wood MSc.

CSci, CMarSci, IMarEst
Team Leader - Marine Management Science

 

Cefas, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0HT
Tel: +44 (0)1502 524337
Mob: +44 (0)7718 911778

 

www.cefas.defra.gov.uk

 

 

________________________________

Daniel Wood MSc.

CSci, CMarSci, IMarEst
Team Leader - Marine Management Science

 

Cefas, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0HT
Tel: +44 (0)1502 524337
Mob: +44 (0)7718 911778

 

www.cefas.defra.gov.uk

 

 

________________________________

Daniel Wood MSc.

CSci, CMarSci, IMarEst
Team Leader - Marine Management Science

 

Cefas, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0HT
Tel: +44 (0)1502 524337
Mob: +44 (0)7718 911778

 

www.cefas.defra.gov.uk

 
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