Maritime Consultant

The Company
Marico Marine is a leading independent and international marine consultancy working across the ports, shipping, offshore energy, marine engineering, renewables and environmental sectors.  With proven knowledge and expertise in the maritime sector; development, safety and regulation, our ‘salt and science’ approach combines practical marine experience with innovative analysis. The company is located in the tranquillity of the New Forest, near Southampton, UK.

Our clients are ports & harbours, engineering and environmental consultants, infrastructure developers, shipping companies, legal organisations and regulators.

Marico Marine delivers across four key service areas:

  • Consultancy: Marine, shipping and navigation studies for design/operation of marine infrastructure. Marine safety and risk assessment services
  • Training: Technical safety training
  • Software: Web based hazard and incident management software – Hazman II
  • Equipment: Integration, supply, installation and support of vessel traffic monitoring solutions and provision of Navicom Portable Pilot Units

Our Consultancy department has grown from its origins in marine and navigation risk and now provides a breadth of shipping and navigation studies to support design and operation of marine infrastructure including EIAs for the marine renewables industry, safety assessments and audits for ports & harbours and oil & gas.  We utilise specialist bespoke in-house marine traffic simulation tools and analytical techniques to investigate complex problems. More widely, and drawing on the skills of our team, we provide consenting, hydrographic and dredging advice and have undertaken market analysis, business reviews and master planning for ports and harbours.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Maritime Consultant, with seagoing experience and shore-based experience in a marine role – preferably associated with harbours or infrastructure development or have worked in marine safety related to infrastructure development.

The vacancy would offer an excellent opportunity to work for a leading consultancy within the marine and ports industry.  The role will involve working on a diverse range of interesting projects in the ports, shipping, infrastructure development, oil and gas and offshore renewable energy sectors world-wide, and would suit:

  • Experienced mariners (navigation)
  • Harbour Masters

Key competencies:

  • Technical expertise in marine related operations (e.g. harbour master / marine engineering/ pilotage / towage / port operations / marine health and safety / training etc)
  • Quantitative and qualitative risk assessment skills
  • Proficiency in technical report writing
  • Data analysis skills
  • Project management & budgeting skills
  • Good communication skills at meetings and public events
  • Experience of responding to invitation to tenders
  • Project and academic research skills
  • Business development & marketing skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Self-motivation

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and experience for senior level appointments, though lower levels of experience / qualification may be accepted for a more junior appointment:


  • Senior / Executive experience in a port / marine position
  • Master Mariner (or equivalent)
  • Educated to Bachelor’s degree level in appropriate marine discipline
  • Membership of a professional body including accreditation (e.g. IMarEST, ICE, RINA, NI)
  • Minimum 5 years consultancy experience
  • Well-developed client network
  • Willingness to periodically work away from the office (UK and potentially overseas)


  • Educated to Master’s degree level or higher in a numerate discipline
  • Research experience including publishing articles/papers and presenting at conferences
  • Chartered status
  • UK driving licence – please note the UK office is located in the New Forest and is not easily accessible using public transport


Marico offers an excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Competitive salary – based on qualifications, skills and experience
  • Defined contributory pension scheme – 10% employer contribution
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career development support towards professional membership / chartered status

To Apply

Applicants are requested to apply with:

  • A covering letter; and
  • CV.

Please send your application by email to:

Closing date extended to 13th May 2019

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