A National, equal opportunity, consulting firm is seeking an experienced Senior Marine Scientist/Project Manager.
Responsibilities will include the participation and oversight of marine science projects conducted in the Plano, TX office. A similar position is also available at the Hampton, VA office.
Demonstrated experience in project management, report production, and budgeting is essential. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to ongoing projects through to contribution of their technical expertise.
Projects include, but are not limited to offshore surveying efforts, marine mammal acoustic detection and data processing, marine resources assessments, environmental and biological assessments in support of NEPA, ESA, MMPA, CZCA, or the MSFCMA/SFA, as well as other duties to be assigned.
Job duties include:
*directing and leading project teams, including oversight of the scientific content and approach;
*establishing and adhering to project schedules;
*researching, acquiring, and synthesizing marine literature and data;
*collecting, reviewing, manipulating, and analyzing marine data, including application of statistical tests, as necessary;
*communicating with government, academic, and industry researchers and scientists;
*preparing and giving presentations to clients, colleagues, or at scientific or military meetings;
*leading project team meetings and attending meetings with third parties/clients as required;
*interfacing with potential clients, staff at other consulting firms, regulatory personnel, and in-house resource specialists;
*ensuring consistent production of thorough, accurate, and technically sound reports in client specified formats;
*maintaining project documentation and records;
*working to secure revenue through interface with current clients in addition to identifying and cultivation new or potential clients;
*traveling to client locations, project sites, symposia/other meetings, or other Regional offices (~10%).
Requirements: An interdisciplinary background integration living marine resources and the physical marine environment is essential. M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Marine Biology, Oceanography, Marine Ecology, or other related Marine Science discipline is required. Three to seven years experience in applied marine sciences, working preferably for, but not limited to, a regulatory agency, consulting firm, or military environmental group. The successful candidate will possess strong scientific writing and editorial experience, interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently while functioning in an environment of changing priorities and strict time constraints. Although not required, candidates possessing experience with DISTANCE, ESRI, GIS, SAS, and/or EndNote software; scientific SCUBA diving; experience as a shipboard marine mammal observer or as a chief scientist on scientific cruises, marine/aquatic field collections or monitoring; and familiarity with marine regulations/legislation will have the advantage. U.S. Navy experience, particularly with operations or training, is also advantageous.
To apply to this position, interested candidates should submit a resume and a scientific writing sample (sole author preferred but first author designation is also acceptable) to Steve Silva, Recruiter, by email, to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are presently accepting applications only from US Citizens and permanent residents.