Senior Ocean Modeller

Vacancy no. 3374

Fugro has over 30 years' experience in the analysis of metocean data for locations worldwide. The Fugro Metocean Modelling and Analysis team produce metocean criteria for a wide range of applications and have developed our own in-house modelling capability to expand and improve the services we offer. We are now looking for a suitable candidate to join our modelling and analysis team in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Job Scope:

The Fugro Metocean Modelling and Analysis team has a vacancy for a Senior Ocean Modeller to support the development of hindcast/forecast models worldwide. The main tasks will be to carry out numerical ocean modelling and to assist with the further development of our numerical modelling services and the integration of modelling services with measured data analysis and the provision of metocean criteria.

The role will require the close liaison with wider metocean team.

Qualifications required:

A degree in Oceanography, Meteorology, or a related discipline is essential. A PhD is highly desirable.

Experience required:

  • Detailed knowledge of one or more modelling software products such as ROMS, MITgcm, HYCOM, or NEMO (essential).
  • Detailed knowledge of one or more modelling software products such as WRF, SWAN or WAVEWATCH III (desirable).
  • Validation of numerical model data against measured data.
  • Running software on a Linux platform.
  • Writing technical MATLAB and Python scripts.
  • Knowledge of data assimilation techniques would be an advantage.


The duties and responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Carrying out numerical modelling.
  • Validating models against appropriate measured data sources.
  • Project management.
  • Helping to develop new markets for our services.
  • Other responsibilities may include the preparation of technical and commercial proposals, writing reports and project management.

Applications for this position should be forwarded to;

Becci Stone
HR Manager
Fugro GB Marine Limited
Fugro House
Hithercroft Road
OX10 9RB

e-mail:, detailing the vacancy number in the subject bar.

Apply by Thursday 29 March 2018 at 5pm

All applications and/or enquiries regarding this post will be treated in the strictest confidence.

published: 01 March 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.