[MARMAM] JOB ADVERT: Marine Acoustic Scientist

Maja Nimak-Wood maja.nimak-wood at gardline.com
Wed Jun 7 02:08:50 PDT 2017

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Gardline Marine Wildlife and Environmental Department is a member of the Gardline Marine Sciences Limited Group of companies. We are seeking to expand our team and are pleased to offer and excellent opportunity for enthusiastic candidates for the role of;
Marine Acoustic Scientist

The acoustics team is part of the Gardline Marine Wildlife and Environmental Department and is responsible for providing marine mammal mitigation and acoustic monitoring for a wide range of activities throughout the offshore industry. These might include but are not limited to seismic surveys, wind farm development and the detonation of underwater explosives.

The primary role of the Marine Acoustic Scientist is to perform underwater acoustic analysis, including the processing and analysis of underwater noise data through acoustic modelling as well as helping with the compilation of technical reports.  They also contribute to the development of the acoustic team including research and development of acoustic hardware and software. Additionally the marine acoustic scientist may assist in the collection of the acoustic data through the use of autonomous recording units (ARUs) or other noise monitoring equipment in the field on offshore and coastal projects worldwide.

We are looking for somebody with passion and enthusiasm and ideally with a strong background in marine acoustics, underwater propagation modelling and field sampling techniques however; you will be working alongside experienced personnel and continuous support as well as on the job training of these elements will be provided where required. The position will include development of propagation modelling of anthropogenic and biological sources as well as developing analysis tools to manage large noise databases. You will also be involved in conducting impact assessments of underwater noise for marine mammals, fish and invertebrates, according to current standards and codes of practice.

You will play a key role in the development of acoustic surveys, noise monitoring analysis and reports for submission to regulatory bodies and clients. You will also help with the compilation, preparation and quality control of these acoustic reports, interpreting the data and providing advice on underwater acoustics where required. You will liaise with Gardline acoustic partners and develop collaborative approaches in both commercial and research areas. When offshore you will assist in the setting up and deployment/recovery of ARUs and other noise monitoring equipment, downloading the data and performing in field analysis in locations around the world such as the USA, New Zealand and Europe.

This role will require you to be based in the office in Great Yarmouth with an expectation that you will spend up to 60 days a year offshore in locations worldwide.

Key Qualifications/Skills

*         Degree or equivalent qualification in acoustics, engineering, oceanography or other relevant discipline

*         Experience in computer modelling or acoustic propagation algorithms.

*         Programming experience in Matlab or similar programming language.

*         Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

*         The ability to be flexible and work at sea


*         An understanding of marine mammals, their biology, identification and acoustic behaviour

*         An understanding of the issues surrounding marine noise pollution and its impact on marine environment

*         Familiarity with the use of ARUs, PAMS and other acoustic monitoring equipment

*         Familiarity with marine mammal mitigation

To apply for the role you ,must be a UK/EEA citizen, please send your CV and covering letter to our Recruitment Coordinator, at recruitment at gardline.com<mailto:recruitment at gardline.com> or via the careers section of our website www.gardlinemarinesciences.com

Closing date: 4th July 2017

Maja Nimak-Wood, CSci/CMarSci, MIMarEST
Principal Marine Mammal Scientist
Gardline Geosurvey Limited

(Please note, I work part-time (Monday to Wednesday) so you may not receive an immediate response to emails)

Endeavour House, Admiralty Road,
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3NG
Tel:  +44 (0)1493 845600

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