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Consultant / Senior Consultant: Oceanographers and Marine Scientists

Date: 27-May-2021

Location: Southampton, GB

Company: ABP

About ABPmer

Do you want to work for a company that supports sustainable development in the marine environment? For over 70 years we’ve been providing high quality marine consultancy to clients around the globe, delivering technical studies and advising clients across the marine and coastal sectors.  We’re recognised for our professionalism, technical ability and emphasis on service excellence.  Based in our offices with views up and down Southampton Water, we deliver projects through innovation and collaboration across our technical teams.


Our projects are interesting and highly varied; we support all marine sectors from offshore wind, tidal energy, marine aggregates and cables to ports, waterside infrastructure and habitat creation.  With clients ranging from marine regulators to energy companies, from conservation charities to multi-disciplinary consultancies, no two days are the same. 




About you

We’re looking for several experienced marine scientists and oceanographers to join our team, delivering metocean and physical process studies for marine and coastal infrastructure projects around the globe. This role is based in our Southampton offices on Town Quay with brilliant views up and down Southampton Water.


You have either physical processes or meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) skills to fill consultant and senior consultant grades.  You are efficient, highly organised, self-motivated and work collaboratively in a commercial technical organisation. Depending upon your background you will have skills and experience in:


  • Understanding coastal and shelf sea oceanographic and meteorological physical processes
  • Metocean and/or physical process data analysis and presentation techniques
  • Technical analysis e.g. GIS, MATLAB programming/scripting or overtopping analysis
  • Wave, hydrodynamic or sediment numerical modelling
  • Collating and interpreting marine or coastal data and information
  • Excellent report writing, presentation and communication skills
  • Proficient project management


Key Tasks

  • You will be delivering oceanographic and/or coastal process projects
  • Contributing to internal research and development initiatives
  • Preparing and contributing to the proposal/tendering process
  • Project management and client engagement



  • You will have a degree (and preferred, postgraduate degree) in a relevant discipline; oceanography, marine geography, geology, maths, civil engineering
  • At least 3 years’ relevant marine experience in a consultancy, developer organisation or regulatory background


For this role we offer a competitive salary and great benefits including 26 days holiday (plus bank holidays), private healthcare, discretionary annual bonus, holiday purchase scheme, and an excellent pension.


Please note that the closing date for this role is Monday 21st June, however we may close the vacancy early if we receive a large amount of applications so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.

Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.


We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.