Marine Acoustician

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/22/18
Virginia Beach, VA
5 - 7 years experience
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/22/18

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking a full time Marine Acoustician in our Portland, OR; New York City, NY; Houston, TX; Arlington, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; or any of our Florida regional offices (other locations will be considered). This position will be responsible for marine acoustic propagation modeling associated with take estimation, parabolic modeling, and marine acoustic research. Our successful candidate will have experience with passive acoustic monitoring devices and analysis of passive acoustic monitoring data.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct marine acoustic propagation modeling for stationary and mobile noise sources in varied oceanic environments and integrate with statutory requirements and associated regulations
  • Assist with noise-related impact assessments and take estimation analyses for marine organisms
  • Conduct and/or interpret marine noise monitoring, research, and analyses
  • Support with report writing and preparation of environmental documentation/analyses and permit requests

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Oceanography, Engineering, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in modeling acoustic propagation of sound sources in marine environments
  • Experience with marine mammal science and evaluation of impacts of noise on marine organisms
  • Experience conducting or interpreting passive and/or active acoustic monitoring in marine environments
  • Experience with density models and marine mammal noise thresholds
  • Familiarity with NOAA Fisheries acoustic criteria for protected marine species, and the principles of underwater acoustics including attenuation, transmission loss, and methods to determine Zones of Influence a plus
  • Experience preparing environmental documents for submission to NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Energy, or Bureau of Ocean Energy Management a plus
  • Excellent verbal communication, technical writing, and research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel to support business needs
  • Experience working in Latin America and Spanish/Portuguese language skills a plus
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