Principal Environmental Reporting Scientist (1 Year Maternity Cover)

As a Principal Reporting Scientist, you will be responsible for the analysis, interpretation and presentation of marine environmental data in reports for our clients. You will work closely with the Client Report Managers, Project Managers and Field Scientists to ensure the production and delivery of quality, accurate reports, to agreed client specifications, often within tight timescales. You will need to communicate and collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders across the Gardline group of companies and externally. You will mentor all levels of Reporting Scientists and deliver training to other staff in your expert discipline area. In addition, you will provide leadership of complex projects, seek to develop novel services to meet the evolving demands of a transforming energy sector as well as extend your expertise and represent Gardline to our client, industry and regulators.

The successful candidate should be of an advanced degree calibre with six or more years of industry experience or equivalent research experience demonstrating expertise relevant to our core services and objectives. The candidate will demonstrate an expert knowledge of the marine environment ideally with both a scientific and commercial awareness. The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational, presentation, communication and interpersonal skills. It is essential that they have good problem-solving skills and the ability to communicate complex science at public and technical levels.

As part of supporting a transforming energy sector there is need for the candidate to possess expert knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines and the willingness to steer the direction and development of the wider department:

  • Marine wildlife
  • Underwater noise mitigation
  • Marine ecology
  • Benthic communities and habitat classification
  • Chemical processes
  • Water quality
  • Environmental legislation
  • Regulatory advice

Previous experience of conducting marine mammal mitigation, bird surveys, marine environmental surveys, marine acoustic surveys, environmental impact assessment, taxonomy, or environmental research would be desirable. In addition, prior demonstrable experience of working to JNCC guidelines or other north Atlantic regulatory standards is beneficial.

The ideal candidate must be confident using Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel and Word. It would also be beneficial if you have experience of using and understanding Adobe Acrobat, ArcGIS and statistical software packages. Experience in programming for automating data analyse would be advantageous.

We are offering this opportunity as a 1-year fixed term position to provide cover during maternity ideally based in the vicinity of Great Yarmouth, UK though opportunities for operation on a remote basis will be discussed. This full time 37.5 hours a week position will also involve occasional weekend working.

If you believe you have the experience, skills and ambition for this role, please e-mail your CV and covering letter to

Closing Date: 30th April 2021

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