Marine Environmental Scientist


Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Experienced Level


Full time




On Site

Job Description

Marine Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientist that will support the Environmental Service Line to grow the business and deliver on the client contract requirements. Activities will include assisting with client scope definition, tendering, planning, design, engineering and execution of offshore projects.  Shall maintain open and positive relationships with the commercial, legal and operations teams, other internal staff, clients, and external agents/authorities.  Shall have track record with writing, delivering and coordinating environmental baseline study (EBS) and environmental impact assessment (EIA) activities and obtaining consenting / permitting from local authorities.

Who we are

Do you want to join our Geo-data revolution? Fugro’s global reach and unique know-how will put the world at your fingertips. Our love of exploration and technical expertise help us to provide our clients with invaluable insights. We source and make sense of the most relevant Geo-data for their needs, so they can design, build and operate their assets more safely, sustainably and efficiently. But we’re always looking for new talent to take the next step with us. For bright minds who enjoy meaningful work and want to push our pioneering spirit further. For individuals who can take the initiative, but work well within a team.

Job responsibilities:

  • Undertake and coordinate environmental baseline studies and prepare EBS and EIA reports.

  • Work with external agents and laboratories to obtain sample results in a timely manner.

  • Manage sample results and maintain internal databases of information.

  • Have knowledge and practical experience of equipment - uses and limitations etc. in support of project and commercial endeavours (e.g. small boat operation, grab sampling / processing, drop down camera and ROV).

  • Ensure environmental considerations, principles and regulatory requirements are embedded into their activities and deliverables.

  • Satisfy environmental approval processes and schedules.

  • Adhere to processes and procedures for effective identification and control of environmental risks, such as Project Environment Strategy, Philosophies, Management Plan, Waste Minimization and Management Plans, Emission Inventory etc.

  • Support, facilitate, participate or provide competent environmental input in ENVIDs, HAZID’s, HAZOP’s, design reviews, gate reviews and /or other risk assessment throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Act as a point of contact and maintain a proactive approach with clients, regulators (Ministry of Environment (MoE)) and other external agents.

  • Prepare ITT, select and manage external consultants and specialists to assist in the development, compilation, preparation, timely submission, presentation and revision (as required).

  • Ability to write accurate technical reports and represent Fugro at meetings, conferences etc.

  • Ability to perform statistical analysis using PRIMER, SPSS etc.

  • Ability to use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software packages (e.g., ArcView).

  • Demonstrate knowledge of marketing and business development.

  • Track record of writing commercial proposals and securing new work.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of client requirements.

  • Financial acumen to support project invoicing as well as to cost services and deliverables.

  • Knowledge and experience in risk mitigation and financially capturing them in assumptions and prices.

  • Adherence to QC/QA i.e. ensure all proposal components prepared are peer reviewed before being reviewed by manager.

  • Understanding of bid and project financials.

  • Awareness of deadlines and financial penalty clauses that may be in place.

  • Attention to detail.

You bring (qualifications & experience)

  • BSc or MSc in Marine/Environmental Management /Ecology/Engineering Sciences/Environmental Management.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in marine consultancy or similar role, more recently at a senior level.

  • Experience undertaking and coordinating EBS and ESIA within the UAE and internationally (preferably related to oil & gas industry).

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work to strict deadlines.

  • Willingness to take part in both coastal and offshore environmental field surveys.

  • Specialist knowledge or experience in an area of marine science.

  • Experience of working within environmental agencies/authorities.

  • Experience of gathering and handling marine environmental data.

  • Conversant with computer operation.

  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing of the English language

What we offer

Fugro provides a positive work environment as well as projects that will satisfy the most curious minds. We also offer great opportunities to stretch and develop yourself. By giving you the freedom to grow faster, we think you’ll be able to do what you do best, better. Which should help us to find fresh ways to get to know the earth better. We encourage you to be yourself at Fugro. So bring your energy and enthusiasm, your keen eye and can-do attitude. But bring your questions and opinions too. Because to be the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, we need the strength in depth that comes from a diverse, driven team.

Our view on diversity, equity and inclusion

At Fugro, our people are our superpower. Their variety of viewpoints, experiences, knowledge and talents give us collective strength. Distinctive beliefs and diverse backgrounds are therefore welcome, but discrimination, harassment, inappropriate behaviour and unfair treatment are not. Everybody is to be well-supported and treated fairly. And everyone must be valued and have their voice heard. Crucially, we believe that getting this right brings a sense of belonging, of safety and acceptance, that makes us feel more connected to Fugro’s purpose ‘together create a safe and liveable world’ – and to each other.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated**.**