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Coastal Scientist (Consultant) Vacancy

Principal Oceanographer Vacancy

Looking for a new challenge? We are on the hunt for a talented coastal scientist to join our Newcastle team to deliver specialist coastal consulting services for a wide range of renewable and infrastructure projects.

Partrac, a leading provider of oceanographic survey and geomarine consultancy is seeking to recruit a passionate Coastal Scientist to be based in their Newcastle Office. The Coastal Scientist will be work in our marine and consulting team working on a wide range of coastal process and geomorphological projects for offshore wind, coastal infrastructure and ports/dredging projects.

A highly motivated and technical team-player who is methodical, organised, and logical, the successful candidate will have the organisational and interpersonal skills to be able to work on multidisciplinary projects in a small team. You will be a post-graduate an a relevant discipline (e.g. Oceanography, Marine Sciences, Physical Geography) or a closely related field.

The successful candidate will possess excellent scientific written and verbal communication skills, highly numerate and IT literate with acute attention to detail and a passion for excellence.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent technical knowledge of coastal / marine processes and geomorphology;
  • Being a self-starter, able to work both independently and as part of the team;
  • A confident and professional manner;
  • A high expectation of performance for themselves and other team members;
  • Customer focused with excellent relationship management skills;
  • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • The ability to adhere to and contribute to Partrac’s QHSE management system.

The ideal candidate would have the following:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Oceanography, Marine Sciences, Physical Geography) or a closely related field;
  • A Master’s and/or PhD in a relevant discipline. In lieu of Master’s/PhD, 2-3 years of relevant work experience;
  • A demonstrated focus on coastal and marine processes (oceanographic, sedimentary, geomorphic);
  • Demonstrated capabilities in quantitative assessment and technical analysis;
  • Familiarity and experience with commonly used numerical modelling packages (e.g. MIKE, Delft, SWAN) and GIS would be advantageous;
  • A valid UK driving licence and be willing and available to travel across the UK and occasionally overseas, if required.

Post Details:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.

The position will be at Partrac’s central Newcastle upon Tyne office.

Start date: Spring 2019 (negotiable).

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter telling us why you want to work for Partrac and how your skills and experience will benefit our team.


Closing date for applications, 31st March 2019.

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