“We are pleased to have recently acquired the services of three key members for our ever-expanding team,” says Jeff Coutts, Managing Director of Fugro GEOS. “Dr Jill Bradon has joined us as a Principal Offshore Engineering, reporting to Mark Calverley in our Consultancy Division; Dr Véronique Cochin has joined the Seasystems Division in the Sandnes office in Norway, as a Senior Metocean Specialist reporting to Anthony Gaffney; and Maikel Laukens has joined as Operations Manager for the Weather Forecasting Division reporting to Trevor Pitt.
Fugro GEOS with its 210 employees worldwide, provides oceanographic and meteorological (metocean) services for offshore and coastal engineering applications, through cost-effective, high quality and technically advanced measurement, consultancy, information systems, structural monitoring and forecasting services.
More about the new recruits
Dr Jill Bradon gained her PhD in Engineering from the University of Reading and her BSc in Naval Architecture from the University of Newcastle. Before joining Fugro GEOS, Jill worked at the University of Reading as a Research Fellow working on many offshore-related projects, including investigations into problems experienced with mooring lines. Prior to this she spent several years working as a marine surveyor concerned with the transportation and installation of offshore structures. She is now based at the Wallingford (UK) office of Fugro GEOS.
Dr Véronique Cochin’s PhD course was in Evaluation of Ground Wave Radars for Operational Oceanography specialising in sea surface current, wind and sea state measurements by VHF/HF radars. She also achieved an MSc in Signal tele-communications, Imaging and Radar. Her technical skills include ADCP, signal transmission/reception and her programming skills include Matlab, UNIX, MS-DOS and Windows.
Maikel Laukens. Prior to joining Fugro GEOS, Maikel had a long career with the Royal Netherlands Navy as an Aviation Forecaster. His training as a forecaster was undertaken by the Royal Navy and he served in RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall on an exchange basis. He also served as Senior Meteorologist and Senior Instructor in Oceanography and Meteorology as well as Underwater Acoustics, ASW and ASuW (Anti Submarine Warfare and Anti Surface Warfare). He is based at Wallingford .
Information on career opportunities at Fugro GEOS in the UK and around the world is available from www.geos.com/careers/intro.asp