MARINE ACOUSTICS TECHNICIANS
Closing Date: 31/01/2014
Hours: Full Time
We are looking for experienced individuals to join our new and diverse team. Roles are based both onshore in our Great Yarmouth Head office, and offshore working globally.
Gardline Environmental Ltd (GEL) is part of the Gardline Marine Sciences Limited Group of Companies and is a globally successful environmental contractor, operating a fleet of inshore boats, conducting major integrated offshore projects on a worldwide basis and inshore projects for high-profile clients in the UK and overseas. As GEL's Marine Wildlife Department continues its expansion we are seeking to add to the diverse team and expertise in the role of Marine Acoustic Technicians/ Scientists.
The candidate(s) will be expected to work in both onshore and offshore environments. Whilst offshore, candidate(s) will conduct acoustic surveys through the use of Passive Acoustic Monitoring Systems (PAMS) and noise measurement systems during offshore activities both nationally and internationally. Projects may include marine mammal mitigation or monitoring, ambient noise measurements and operational noise monitoring. When onshore the candidate(s) will play a key role in two areas: Technical and Science. Technical roles include the development of in-house systems, as well as maintenance of all acoustic equipment including PAMS, CPODs and hydrophones, in accordance with HSSE and QA standards. Furthermore this Technical role includes training of offshore staff in the use of acoustic equipment. Sciences roles include the processing of acoustic data from various offshore projects and compilation, preparation and QC of acoustic reports. Data processing will include the use of Pamguard for mitigation projects as well as Matlab and Raven for the processing of noise measurements. Additional acoustic analysis such as impact assessments on marine fauna is also required. Furthermore the onshore Science role includes supporting Project Managers in preparation of project methodology and tendering processes. The candidate(s) will be responsible for the appropriate collection and processing of data both at sea and in the office. This role will require you to work in the head office (Great Yarmouth), but we have an expectation that you will spend up to 120 days at sea at locations worldwide, during a 12-month period.
Skills and Experience
Applicants will be of degree calibre or equivalent in a relevant discipline and possess an understanding of marine acoustics. As this role includes offshore work it is desirable for candidate(s) to have experience at sea and relevant offshore training qualifications. Candidates will need to clearly demonstrate familiarity with the use of PAMS, CPODs or other underwater noise monitoring equipment. Experience in acoustic data analysis and interpretation, as well as a technical knowledge of acoustic systems is also desired.
The salary and level of the post will depend on the level of knowledge and experience of the candidate.
To apply for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the careers section of our website www.gardlinemarinesciences.com
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