[MARMAM] Marine Scientist opportunity (Virginia Beach, VA)

Yager, Keegan Keegan.Yager at hdrinc.com
Tue Feb 10 06:42:47 PST 2015

HDR EOC's Virginia Beach, VA office is currently in need of a Marine Scientist focused on Marine Species Monitoring projects worldwide. The ideal candidates will have Project Manager consulting expertise along with an extensive marine science background with specific interests focused on marine mammal abundance, distribution, behavioral responses to stimuli, and/or understanding the effects of underwater sound on marine mammals. This individual must possess excellent communication skills, a demonstrated history of reliability, strong work ethic, solid time management skills, and a demonstrated history of team-oriented performance. This position will assist in a wide range of project management and team support roles with our current clients.  The ability to manage multiple projects from conception, planning, budgeting, reporting, and completion is key to succeeding in this role. Anticipated concentration of work assignments would be concentrated on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Ocean areas.

Must be detail oriented to perform work accurately in a team-oriented environment and have the demonstrated ability to direct the work of a variety of scientists; in addition to participating in offshore monitoring activities aboard small boats, aircraft, and large ships.

Successful candidates must have a minimum of 3+ years of experience managing scientific research projects focused on marine mammal biology in a consulting or university-related research capacity; ideally this would include a background of direct interface with customers in a combination with Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance.

Knowledge of U.S. Navy training, oil and gas development, construction noise monitoring, or offshore renewable energy activities a plus.

Masters Degree or higher in Marine Biology or a related field required.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated history of reliability, strong work ethic, solid time management skills are all musts.

Travel up to 20% may be required.

Applicant's employment is contingent up on their ability to obtain clearance at the 'Secret' level.

For more information or to apply go to the link below:


Keegan Yager
Regional Recruiter
11 Stanwix St, Suite 800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
keegan.yager at hdrinc.com

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