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Senior scientist (coasts and oceans)

Are you experienced in numerical modelling for marine consultancy and/or research, and are you looking to make a move to join leaders in the field of computational hydraulics?

HR Wallingford is a world-leading research and consultancy organisation. From coastal infrastructure developments to environmental impact assessments, from ports and navigation simulations to offshore renewable energy solutions, we advise clients worldwide how to design and manage the water environment.

The Coasts and Oceans Group at HR Wallingford is looking to recruit a Senior Scientist.

You will have several years of experience undertaking numerical modelling studies, and have a thorough understanding of physical oceanographic processes, particularly in coastal and/or estuary environments. With a passion for finding real-world applied solutions to complex challenges in the field of marine environmental hydraulics, you will have a commercial understanding and flexibility to work with others to deliver high quality project requirements in an innovative and timely manner.


  • Experienced in numerical modelling of hydrodynamics, marine pollutant dispersion & water quality.
  • Experienced in coding in FORTRAN, Python and/or Matlab
  • Good understanding of coastal and estuarine physical processes
  • Good understanding of thermal / saline outfall dispersion, and water quality
  • Experienced in solving complex engineering / environmental challenges using numerical modelling
  • Able to work well with other modellers, scientists, and engineers
  • Experienced in writing clear technical reports / papers
  • Degree educated in physical sciences, mathematics, or engineering
  • Post-graduate qualification in a related field
  • A can-do attitude, enthusiastic, strong technically in both physical processes understanding and maths, pragmatic, and a good communicator.

Additional Information

You will be based at our Howbery Park offices near Wallingford, in Oxfordshire, UK.

Our people are our biggest asset. We are committed to recruiting and retaining staff of the highest calibre. We offer a stimulating working environment with competitive salaries commensurate with experience. Our excellent benefits package includes a generous defined contribution pension scheme, life and permanent health insurance. We offer 25 days holiday plus three days discretionary Company holiday per year, flexi-time working arrangements, an on-site restaurant and an active sports and social club with on-site sporting facilities.

How to apply

To apply, please e-mail your full CV and covering letter to personnel@hrwallingford.com or contact our Personnel Advisor, Sharon Draper s.draper@hrwallingford.com for further information.

The closing date for this opportunity is Friday 25th January 2019.

HR Wallingford is an equal opportunities employer.

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