Closing Date: 24/05/2013
Duration: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

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. We are currently looking for both Field Environmental Scientists to join the busy and dynamic Environmental Scientific team. These are exciting opportunities to develop your career with the world’s largest independently owned survey contractor.

As a 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.

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.

In the office, you will be expected to process the data, working closely with the specialist Environmental reporting team to produce quality reports for our customers. You will also be involved with the processing of samples in our laboratory.

Initially this role will be office based in Great Yarmouth, whilst you complete required training and familiarisation with Gardline protocols, so relocation to the area may be required. You will spend up to 120 days at sea during your first year. Alternative contracts may become available after this period in accordance with business needs.

We are looking for enthusiasm, passion and flexibility, as well as the ability to perform your role and integrate with colleagues from a variety of disciplines. You should be confident about your subject and preferably have skills in species recognition, habitat mapping and awareness of international Environmental guidelines.

You will ideally be qualified to degree level in a marine science related subject and be competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel. Previous marine survey experience would be advantageous.

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