Ocean Career: Business Development, Ports & Coastal Sciences at CSA Ocean Sciences

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is a marine science and technical services consulting firm that provides a broad range of environmental, coastal, and oceanographic services in the U.S. and internationally. We are seeking a professional scientist ready to lead a combined business development and applied science role for this market sector. This person will be expected to support business development in the form of new market penetration, maintenance of existing client relations and contracts while also providing science support adhering to CSA’s internal standards for science, operations, health and safety, quality, and professionalism. Applicants should have existing business development experience and preferably completed a college or Master’s degree program in either marine sciences (marine biology, marine ecology, biological oceanography, environmental chemistry, etc.) or related field and have open water SCUBA certification. This position will be based out of the Stuart, FL office.

Position Summary: The successful applicant will lead business development for the Ports and Coastal Science market, including market development and maintenance, serving as a client point of contact, fostering client relationships and leading both technical and commercial proposal development. Involvement in both desktop and field projects will be required including (but not limited to) field surveys (including scientific diving), equipment maintenance, small boat operations, data management and analysis, and scientific reporting. An understanding of field sampling in the marine environment is required. The successful applicant must have strong organizational, teamwork and communication/client management skills. This position requires periodic domestic and international travel, often at short notice and on weekends, during all times of the year, during both daytime and nighttime shifts if at sea, and potentially for prolonged periods (several weeks).

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Leading Ports and Coastal Science market business development and client management
  • Leading Ports and Coastal Science commercial and technical proposal composition and submission
  • Supporting the quality, validity, and accuracy of project science;
  • Participation in nearshore and offshore sampling surveys, potentially international and sometimes with prolonged deployment, often at sea both day and night;
  • Assisting in data analysis and preparation of technical reports and proposals;
  • Adhering to company standards and procedures for scientific diving, data collection, quality control, and health, safety, security, and the environment (HSSE);
  • Other relevant duties in other market groups as assigned.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Demonstrated business development and client management skills
  • BSc or MSc. in life sciences, especially marine science, biology and ecology or a related field;
  • Open-water SCUBA certification with scientific diving experience or AAUS certification;
  • Experience in working from small vessels or offshore vessels;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently but also as part of a close-knit team;
  • Excellent organization, written, and oral communication skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of computers and standard Microsoft software packages including word processing skills; and
  • Possession of a valid U.S. Driver’s license.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with coastal engineering practices and applications
  • Demonstrated engagement in coastal sustainability and/or resilience studies
  • Advanced open water or rescue diver SCUBA certification(s);
  • Experience in vessel mobilization, demobilization, launch and recovery, trailering, operation, handling, and navigation;
  • Experience with statistical methods and packages (e.g., R, SAS);
  • Previous health, safety, and/or environmental hazard training;
  • Understanding of data integration using Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Experience supporting the development of (successful) scientific funding proposals; and
  • Foreign language skills.

Applicants must possess current, long-term authorization to work in the United States; CSA is unable to initiate visa sponsorship. Letters of Recommendation are required.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disabled status. EOE/Vet/Disability

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