Senior Geophysicist

About Us

IGS (International Geoscience Services) Ltd is a rapidly growing independent geoscience consultancy formed as a 'spin out' company from the British Geological Survey in 2010. We specialise in work mainly within the mineral resource sector. Our work includes large, complex, multi-disciplinary geothematic and strategic-level studies with National Governments - through their Geological Survey Organisations - and International Development Agencies such as the World Bank and UK Aid, as well as competitively priced, quality services to the commercial mineral exploration sector. We are focussed on pre-competitive geodata acquisition, quality control, processing and interpretation for Governments to attract exploration spend.

IGS is lead partner in a multi-year project for the Saudi Geological Survey which has a large component of technical supervision and training in airborne geophysics. IGS is also involved in technical supervision projects in India. The candidate would be involved in these projects.

Further information about the company can be seen on our website:

About the Role

Due to our continued success in attracting new business, IGS is seeking a highly experienced Senior Geophysicist to join our team.

As a senior member of the team, the Senior Geophysicist will support the successful delivery of IGS commercial projects and will work collaboratively with colleagues and clients to achieve the success of the business. In addition, this role will provide specialist technical input and project management support to ongoing and future airborne geophysical programmes. The role will also provide technical supervision of data interpretation and other geoscience dataset acquisition programmes as required.

About You

You will need extensive experience as a professional geophysicist with a strong background in multi-sensor airborne geophysical surveys including magnetic, radiometric, electromagnetic and gravity methods. In addition, you must possess a post-graduate university degree in geophysics and be able to demonstrate a track record of applied geophysics project experience, preferably in emerging and developing countries. You will need to be highly computer literate with a thorough working knowledge of airborne geophysical data processing and modelling. You will ideally have competency in Python programming language and some proficiency in a second language such as French or Arabic.

Further details about the role and the kind of person we are seeking are contained in the job description and person specification available.

You will need to be willing to travel to developing countries and spend time on overseas operations.

You must possess a full driving licence and current passport, as well as be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Pay and Conditions

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills and professional background (£50,000 +). This is advertised as a full-time post (40 hrs pw).

We offer 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave; 5% employee/employer pension contributions; allowances and time off in lieu for overseas working, as well as remote working. IGS is a corporately responsible equal opportunities employer.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role and want to join a successful and growing company, please submit your up-to-date CV and a supporting statement of no more than 2 pages of A4, clearly outlining why you are applying for this post and how you meet the job description and person specification criteria.

Submissions, by email to Closing date: 13 May 2022

posted: 22 April 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.