Principal Scientist/Engineer, waves/metocean

We are recruiting for a Principal Scientist or Engineer to join our Coasts and Oceans Group, to help our growing coasts and oceans research and consultancy work.

Wallingford, Oxfordshire
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HR Wallingford is a world leader in hydrodynamics, maritime and costal processes. Due to our continued success, we have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Scientist or Engineer to join our Coasts and Oceans Group, to help our growing coasts and oceans research and consultancy work. Suitably experienced candidates may be considered for a Technical Director role.

About the job

You will be at the forefront of our initiatives, working with clients to understand their needs and collaborating with our teams to develop proposed solutions. The successful candidate will be communicative, delivery-focused (proposals and projects), quality-focused, and will enjoy working with tight deadlines to manage/direct and deliver numerous consultancy projects to clients all over the world, while also contributing to the development of more junior staff and the company's Waves and Metocean research programme. Importantly you will participate in internal forums, working groups and conferences to stay current with industry best practice, research and technology.  As with all our roles we offer flexible working arrangements, training and development opportunities and pride ourselves on our collaborative, inclusive and supportive work environment. 

About you

You will have an excellent engineering or scientific degree in a relevant topic and either a higher degree (MSc/Meng or PhD) or a significant amount of professional experience in a relevant discipline (Oceanography, Meteorology, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Civil Engineering). Being a Chartered Scientist or Engineer would be ideal. You will have extensive knowledge in wind, wave, and flow computational modelling. A detailed understanding of nearshore wave mechanisms in the real world, as evidenced by published studies or an equivalent commercial track record, is ideal.

Experience calculating statistical extreme values for design (e.g., waves, water levels, wind speed, non-cyclonic and cyclonic currents) is necessary. A strong foundation in scientific computing in one or more of the following programming languages is required: Python, Matlab, FORTRAN. You will like working together with multidisciplinary teams and will possess great interpersonal and communication skills, as well as good attention to detail, record keeping, presentation, and report writing abilities.

You should be able to commute to our offices in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, or be willing to relocate.

For further information, please see the job description and person specification.

How to apply

Click the Apply now button below to submit your application. Your application should include a CV, tailored to this position, and a covering letter. 

Closing date: 13 June 2023

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate, and work to create an inclusive culture across our business.

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Emma Thomas
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