Senior Field Environmental Scientist

Closing Date: 19/10/2012
Duration: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

Gardline Environmental Limited (GEL) offers a range of services including Gardline Environmental Limited (GEL) is a member of the Gardline Marine Sciences Limited Group of Companies and is a successful Environmental contractor conducting major integrated offshore projects on a worldwide basis and inshore projects for major clients in the UK and overseas.

As a Senior Field Environmental Scientist you will undertake environmental survey activities in a variety of locations across the world, upon a variety of different vessels. You will be involved with setting up and running marine environmental survey requirements within a specific contract, liaising closely with colleagues in technical, scientific and project management departments. This role also involves office work.

Offshore, the Senior Field Environmental Scientist provides leadership for environmental teams during field work and will have input into the technical development of the department through training of other staff, feedback on relevant issues and development of procedures.

On a vessel you will be responsible for operating equipment safely and correctly, to collect environmental samples from the water column and the seabed for onshore laboratory analysis without disturbing, damaging or contaminating samples in any way. There are strict protocols set that must be followed to ensure sample integrity is maintained, this includes their storage on board, despatch and recording onto log sheets. As and when required by the Party Chief, whilst offshore, you will be asked to undertake other duties such as equipment maintenance and marine mammal observations.

You will be responsible for the despatch of samples, data and log sheets on completion of field work and set up and run environmental survey packages that are specified within the contract. You will carry out daily survey operations proficiently and safely to ensure accurate and reliable data are collected and delivered to the relevant office for processing.

The successful candidate will hold a marine science or environmental degrees and have a proven track record as an Offshore Environmental Scientist. You will also be experienced in onboard client liaison, survey planning and negotiations of environmental scopes of work.

You will be skilled in maintenance and fault finding for marine environmental survey equipment and have basic geophysical survey interpretation and environmental survey planning skills and knowledge. Ideally you will also be experience if being a team leader.

If you believe you have the experience, skills and ambition for this challenging role, please e-mail your CV to Rob Rae, Recruitment Coordinator on