Ocean Career: APTIM Jr. Marine Geoscientist

APTIM Environmental & Infrastructure, LLC, a leading engineering firm with a global presence and a thriving coastal engineering practice, is pleased to announce an immediate opening in our Tampa, FL office for an entry-level Marine Geoscientist.

With a suite of dedicated geophysical instruments, APTIM performs full-scale geophysical surveys in support of coastal restoration, offshore renewable energy development, and a variety of offshore oil and gas applications. APTIM geoscientists specialize in offshore geophysical data collection, processing, and reporting for investigations related to seabed and shallow to medium marine geology that is the foundation for mineral resource identification, regulatory permitting, infrastructure siting, geohazard analysis, pipeline/cable routes and inspection surveys. The successful candidate will perform a variety of geophysical and geologic work on all phases of projects.


APTIM seeks to hire a marine geoscientist/field technician in our Tampa, FL office. The position will involve collecting, processing, analyzing, and interpreting a variety of high-resolution geophysical data including sidescan sonar, multibeam sonar, shallow-penetration chirp sub-bottom, medium-penetration multi-channel seismic reflection, and magnetometer. Additionally, responsibilities will include the collection and processing of marine vibracores. The employee will assist senior staff with field data acquisition as well as help produce data to prepare engineering, geological and geohazard maps, technical and scientific reports, and presentations for regulatory, facilities siting, foundation-design and a variety of other engineering applications in a team setting. The candidate must be willing to travel and be able to adapt to challenging offshore environments.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Collection and interpretation of geotechnical, geophysical, geologic, and other scientific data.
  • Development of plans, specifications, analyses, evaluations, maps, position papers, procedures, and reports.
  • Ensure conformance to applicable technical standards as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Review of applicable regulations that may impact project scope.
  • Communication of technical concepts, evaluation results, plans, reports, etc. via oral and written reporting; and ensures conformance to applicable technical standards as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Working with GPS, geophysical (chirp sub-bottom, sidescan sonar, magnetometers, etc.) and geotechnical (vibracores, surface grab samplers, etc.) equipment.
  • Open to travel and extended field assignments in offshore environments.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in geology, geophysics, geological oceanography, or related field of study required.
  • Typically has 1-5 years relevant experience.
  • Demonstrably strong technical/scientific writing skills a must.
  • Experience with geophysical systems (including chirp sub-bottom, sidescan sonar, and magnetometer) required.
  • Experience with geotechnical systems (including vibracores and grab samplers, etc.) required.
  • Experience with multi-channel seismic-reflection data collection preferred.
  • Marine geophysical data interpretation experience using SonarWiz, Hypack and IHS Kingdom software is recommended.
  • Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or ability to acquire highly recommended.
  • Experience operating small, coastal boats for scientific operations.
  • Red Cross (or equivalent) Basic Life Support certifications preferred, but not required.
  • Interprets customer needs, assesses requirements, and identifies solutions to nonstandard requests.
  • Solves moderately complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions.
  • Manages own time to meet agreed targets; develops plans for short-term work activities in own area.

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