Senior Marine Environmental Scientist


Portchester, United Kingdom


Experienced Level


Full time





Job Description

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.

The role

The Fugro Environmental team within the Marine Site Characterisation business line is now looking for a Senior Marine Environmental Scientist to support the environmental survey and reporting functions undertaken in our Portchester or Edinburgh office. Working as a pivotal part of the team you will be responsible for leading survey work on a variety of vessels world-wide and associated high quality technical reports, in addition to training, mentoring and managing survey and reporting personnel. The Marine Environmental team specialises in environmental site characterisation and environmental monitoring. The data we collect enables our clients and regulatory organisations to fully understand the effects of developments and activities in the coastal and marine environment.

Your key responsibilities will include line management of survey and reporting staff. You will be leading all aspects of surveys from the mobilisation, calibration and deployment of survey equipment and monitoring the data acquired to processing samples, accurate log keeping and demobilisation administration. When in the office your key responsibilities will include leading our various styles of technical reports, providing technical input, review and quality control of report deliverables and training staff in collecting, arranging, interpreting and presenting survey data and results within these reports.  You will ensure all activities are carried out to company specific standards and are in line with our QHSSE policies.

Who we’re looking for


  • BSc in Marine Science or Environmental Science, or equivalent.

  • Experience of undertaking marine sensitive habitat assessment and environmental baseline surveys.

  • Experience of marine environmental technical report writing with specialist knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines: benthic communities and habitat classification, marine ecology or chemistry, water quality, marine mammals, underwater noise/mitigation, fish ecology or environmental legislation.

  • Project or team leader experience.

  • Good Microsoft Office capabilities.

  • Excellent organisational, presentation and communication skills.

  • Proven ability to work to deadlines.


  • MSc or PhD in Marine Science or Environmental Science or relevant equivalent.

  • Experience leading marine environmental surveys.

  • Experience of statistical analysis.

  • Experience of geographic information system (GIS) software.

  • Experience of interpreting geophysical data.

  • Report review and quality control experience.

  • Clean driving licence.

  • Renewables industry experience

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.

  • Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally.

  • Benefits for this role include a competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including contributory pension scheme, life assurance and private medical insurance.

  • Competitive offshore day rate allowance for time spent on survey.

  • Additional benefits include flexible hybrid working (home/office).

  • Option to lease an electric car.

  • 24 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

  • Option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave.

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.



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