[MARMAM] Marine Acoustician Job Opportunity

Sarah Courbis sarahcourbis at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 22:14:16 PST 2019


Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking a full time Marine Acoustician.
This position will be responsible for marine acoustic propagation modeling
associated with marine mammal take estimation for Incidental Harassment
Authorizations and marine acoustic research. Our successful candidate will
be proficient in several types of models including parabolic, normal,
and/or ray tracing software. It is preferred that the applicant have
experience with permitting under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the
acoustic criteria applied by NMFS for permitting. This is a national
position that can work from any of the company’s domestic office
locations.

Responsibilities:

   - Conduct marine acoustic propagation modeling for stationary and mobile
   noise sources in varied oceanic environments and integrate with statutory
   requirements and associated regulations
   - Assist with noise-related impact assessments and take estimation
   analyses for marine organisms
   - Conduct and/or interpret marine noise monitoring, research, and
   analyses
   - Support with report writing and preparation of environmental
   documentation/analyses and permit requests

Requirements:

   - Master’s Degree in Oceanography, Engineering, or related discipline
   - 5+ years of experience in modeling acoustic propagation of sound
   sources in marine environments
   - Experience with evaluation of impacts of noise on marine organisms,
   particularly marine mammals
   - Experience with models including parabolic, normal, and/or ray tracing
   options; proficiency with RAM modeling code required
   - Familiarity with NOAA Fisheries acoustic criteria for protected marine
   species, and the principles of underwater acoustics including attenuation,
   transmission loss, and methods to determine Zones of Influence
   - Experience preparing environmental documents for submission to NOAA
   Fisheries, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory
   Commission, U.S. Department of Energy, or Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
   a plus
   - Excellent verbal communication, technical writing, and research skills
   - Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently
   and as part of a team
   - Proficient in Microsoft Office and Matlab
   - Ability to travel to support business needs
   - Experience working in Latin America and Spanish/Portuguese language
   skills a plus

We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated
professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning
disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound,
science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our
time.  E&E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not
be provided.  Please view our website at www.ene.com to apply on-line.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer –
M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.
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