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Marine Acoustic Scientist

Marine Acoustic Scientist

Gardline Environmental Ltd

Up to £36,351

37.5 hours Monday to Friday

Location: Great Yarmouth, England and work offshore internationally.

Closing date: 28 days from 23 October 2014


To undertake and develop the use of acoustic monitoring and recording systems in accordance with appropriate legislation prior to, during or post offshore operations, both nationally and internationally, help with the compilation and preparation of reports and the processing of acoustic data.

Responsible for the development and implementation of acoustic mitigation, monitoring and recording during Marine Wildlife Departmental projects.

Office work

Undertake the production and quality control of acoustic profiling and PAMS reports for submission to clients and regulatory bodies, where required.

Advise on country specific legislation regarding marine acoustic mitigation measures during seismic and other marine activities.

Assist Acoustic Team Manager in developing the Acoustics Team business line.

Prepare (or supervising the generation of) up-to-date methodology statements, risk assessments and procedures in relation to Acoustics Team projects.

Build working relations with key suppliers of acoustic resources

Liaise with Gardline acoustic partners and develop collaborative approaches in both commercial and research areas.

Undertake the promotion and the marketing of Marine Wildlife Acoustic Services

Assist the Acoustic Team Manager in compiling an annual acoustic business plan

Report to the Acoustic Team Manager on developments and marketing opportunities of acoustic services.

Train personnel in relevant areas of acoustics.

Assist the Technicians in maintenance and upkeep of acoustic equipment.

Arrange and provide technical support for field jobs on both GSML and third-party vessels, taking into account the skills of the available personnel and the requirements of the job.

Support MWD Field Team Manager to ensure that the correct equipment is mobilised for jobs, and that, where necessary, training or on-site support is provided to the field personnel to use the equipment safely and competently.

Where required, assist in mobilisation of vessels for to help with practical queries and ensure the mobilisation is carried out safely and completely.


Expected to work at sea or on projects away from the office up to 60 days per annum.

Responsible for collection, Quality Control (QC) and despatch of marine acoustic, and PAMS data and log sheets on completion of field work.

Conduct Passive Acoustic Monitoring System (PAMS) and Noise Monitoring services, as well as other Marine Environmental Survey duties (including Marine Mammal Observation (MMO)) within any specific contract.

Project Management

Responsible for the acoustic mitigation, monitoring and recording aspects during Marine Wildlife Departmental projects.

Responsible for despatch and receipt of all Marine Wildlife Departmental equipment.


Required at all levels of the department and with all relevant departments within GEL and Gardline Group.

Required to liaise with external clients and sub-contractors.

Contribute to the effectiveness of the service through positive support and joint working with colleagues throughout the Group.

Acknowledge the diversity of colleagues, to acknowledge their different needs and to treat each person in a fair and reasonable manner.


Ensure all Company HSSE policies are known, observed, and communicated to acoustic equipment users

Carrying out all daily operations proficiently and safely required, with out disturbing, damaging or contaminating environmental data.

Assist in ensuring the safety, security and maintenance of the building, information systems, fittings and equipment, including reporting defects and being responsible for your own safety, that of other staff, and any member of the public who may be affected by your acts and omissions at work.

Quality Assurance

Maintenance of professional standards.Ensuring suitability of methods and equipment used on projects.Acquisition and quality control of data processing and reporting.


Assist with any other duties as requested from time to time by the line manager.Attend any training / development or secondment as agreed or instructed by the line manager.

Qualification and experience

Use of acoustic profiling and recording system (APReS), OAMS or remote PAMS.Analyse noise data and report results.Use of MATLAB or Raven.Some marine survey experience or working on vessels.Masters degree (or equivalent) marine science.PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline.Understanding or marine mammals, their biology and identification.Experience and understanding of marine acoustics.Understanding of marine mammal vocalisations.Understanding of issues surrounding marine noise pollution.


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

Job added on 19-11-2014