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Senior or principal marine environmental scientist

This is an opportunity to join our team of marine experts, and to develop the services we offer to clients worldwide when solving technical challenges in the ports, energy, and coastal management sectors.


  • Provide marine environmental impact advice to projects in the ports, power and coastal management sectors. 
  • Proactively manage marine environmental science projects or components of such projects, to ensure commercial success and the utilisation of the full range of in-house marine science expertise.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with marine clients at the highest level.
  • Prepare marine environmental science proposals and identify new marine environment business opportunities. Work with the rest of the business to broaden our offering to clients, to include all our marine services.
  • Participate in national and international professional associations and other activities that raise the technical profile of HR Wallingford.

Attributes, Training and Experience

  • A good master’s degree qualification in a relevant marine environmental science.
  • Technical specialism in marine ecology or similar, with a background in marine EIA and SEA, marine policy and environmental legislation.
  • A commitment to maintaining the highest technical standards and client responsiveness, and to approach new technical challenges in a proactive, flexible manner.
  • A minimum of eight years’ consulting experience, substantially in international marine projects.
  • A track record of excellence in project management on marine environment projects, with experience of coordinating multidisciplinary teams to demanding deadlines.
  • Excellent report writing, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Commercial awareness and an aptitude for business development.
  • Membership of a professional institution or equivalent (CIWEM, IMarEST, ICE or similar).

This is a permanent full time role. The successful candidate will be based at our head office at Howbery Park near Wallingford, in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Some overseas travel will be required.

HR Wallingford is a world-leading research and consultancy organisation. From flooding to shipping, offshore energy to climate change, we advise clients worldwide how to manage their interactions with the water environment. We are committed to recruiting and retaining staff of the highest calibre. We offer a stimulating working environment with competitive salaries commensurate with experience. We also offer an excellent benefits package that includes: a defined contribution pension scheme with a minimum 10% employer contribution; flexitime allowing for 1.5 days off each flexitime period subject to accrual of time and business needs; 25 days annual holiday plus three days discretionary company holiday at Christmas; membership of permanent health insurance scheme; access to a childcare voucher scheme; a subsidised on site staff restaurant, as well as an active sports and social club incorporating our company boat club.

How to apply

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter, clearly stating the vacancy of interest, to:

Linda Schonfelder, Personnel Assistant, HR Wallingford, Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BA, United Kingdom, or email l.schonfelder@hrwallingford.com.

Closing date  19 June 2018.

HR Wallingford is an equal opportunities employer.

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