Ocean Career: Marine Geoscientist at the British Geological Survey

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Marine Geoscientist to join the BGS Environmental Change, Adaptation & Resilience (ECAR) challenge area at our offices in Edinburgh.

As a Marine Geoscientist you will participate in projects for the offshore renewables industry and provide input into BGS’s geological mapping of the seabed and its subsurface, providing baseline high-resolution geological geospatial datasets to enable the sustainable development of the UK continental shelf.

You will also be required to undertake the analysis and interpretation of a variety of 2D and 3D seismic datasets as well as multibeam bathymetric, backscatter and borehole data, and their integration with geological interpretations.

This will form the basis of scientifically robust, processed based “ground models” which can be used to inform the planning and installation of offshore infrastructure (windfarms, tidal, cables).

You should be educated to degree level in a subject related to earth sciences/physical geography, and/or have relevant commercial experience. You should also have evidence of your ability to use specialist seismic analysis software applications (e.g. Kingdom Suite, Petrel).

In addition, you should have excellent GIS skills, and experience of creating geological/geomorphological maps using remote sensed data would be highly desirable.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and an ability to work flexibly and effectively within a team. With good time management skills, you will be able to work on several tasks concurrently.

Candidates should be aware that this post will require you to undertake offshore field work on survey vessels, potentially including day working on small survey vessels and longer 2 to 4-week assignments on larger ships. The role qualifies for offshore allowances and overtime payments when working extended hours and at weekends.

Please also refer to the specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.

A great benefits package is also offered, including a very generous pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time.

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. We would stress the importance of this paperwork in our selection process.

A well thought through application addressing the advertised essential and desirable criteria for the post will be considered far more favourably than a generic covering letter and CV.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21st August 2022. Interviews are expected to be held in mid-September 2022.

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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