Hydrographer/Seismic Data Specialist

Salary: 22,224 per annum to 30,600 per annum - depending on qualifications and experience.
Based at the Lyell Centre, Edinburgh
2 year fixed term appointment

The British Geological Survey is one of the world's leading and forward thinking geological science institutes with a focus on both public good science for government and geoscientific research to understand earth and environmental processes. A vacancy has arisen for a Hydrographer based at our new office at Heriot-Watt University Campus, Edinburgh.

You will primarily participate in marine surveys by operating NERC/BGS multi-beam systems and processing the acquired data to produce final bathymetric and backscatter products. You will produce technical survey reports and be responsible for risk assessments and Health and Safety documentation as required. Some exposure to seismic data acquisition and/or processing is desirable, but not essential. Full training will be giving in skill areas lacking an appropriate depth of knowledge or experience.

You should be educated to degree level in a course related to marine science or have equivalent experience. You should be trained in the operation and/or maintenance of hydrographic survey equipment such as multi-beam systems. You should also have evidence of your ability to use specialist processing and acquisition software applications (e.g. CARIS, SIS). In addition, you must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written. This role involves team working, therefore you should be able to work flexibly and effectively with others, have good time management skills and be able to work on several tasks concurrently.

You will be required to undertake offshore field work on survey vessels, including day working on small survey vessels and longer 2-4 week assignments surveying on larger ships. The role qualifies for offshore allowances and overtime payments when working extended hours and at weekends.

Starting salary will be between 22,224 per annum and 30,600 per annum per annum depending on qualifications and experience. For a salary above 28,200 per annum, you will need to meet the desirable criteria. Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays. This is a 2 year fixed term appointment.

Closing date for applications is 26th March 2018.

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Submit your up-to-date C.V. and covering letter, which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organization and has achieved Bronze status for Athena Swan - a scheme that recognizes excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

posted: 05 March 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.