Senior Marine Scientist

EA Engineering Science and Tech   •  

Hunt Valley, MD

15+ years

Posted 254 days ago

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  Job Title:

Senior Marine Scientist

  Job Description:

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Senior Marine Scientist in our Hunt Valley, MDlocation. The successful candidate will be integrated into an existing team of marine scientists currently pursuing and executing a wide range of multidisciplinary projects and programs for a variety of federal, state, and commercial clients.  These projects may include (but not limited to) sediment coring and sampling, topographic and bathymetric surveys, marine geophysical and remote sensing surveys, as well as underwater cultural resource, ecotoxicological benthic community, fisheries, and water quality assessments. 

In addition, the successful candidate is expected to develop study plans, field reports, technical memoranda, as well as other internal and public-facing documents.  These work products will be related to CERCLA, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), environmental permitting, and compliance projects.  Duties will include assuming a lead role in field sampling and survey efforts, followed by the performance of broad ranging data assessment, analysis, and reporting activities.

Experience and Education

1. The ideal candidate will have a M.S. degree in Marine Science (biology, ecology, chemistry or geology focus), oceanography, or related discipline, as well as 15years of work experience outside an-academic setting.  

EA will also consider applications submitted by candidates offering a B.S. degree with 15 to 20 years of work experience in Marine Science, geophysics, hydrographic surveying, environmental monitoring, marine drilling operations, marine construction, or related field.

2. Experience noted above to include:  

  • Work aboard small craft and large vessels in the open, near coastal, or protected waters of the North Atlantic, Great Lakes, or Gulf of Mexico;
  • Strong understanding of ecology, geology, and coastal processes of marine, estuarine and aquatic environments;
  • Familiarity and/or formal training in working within industrialized settings including the use of hydraulic winching systems, cranes, large-scale oceanographic moorings and ground tackle.
  • Proven ability to lead field teams of scientists on marine/aquatic projects including oceanographic, sediment and water quality studies, as well as fishery and macrobenthos assessments;
  • Direct project experience and/or strong understanding of environmental chemistry;
  • Performing projects with comprehensive regulatory requirements and interacting with regulatory agencies;
  • Performing sediment coring, soil borings, or related subsurface investigations;
  • Using GPS/GNSS or topographic survey techniques in support of field studies including real time kinematic (RTK) and virtual reference station (VRS) networks.
  • The acquisition and analysis of data from the following remote sensors: side scan sonar; sub bottom profilers; magnetometers; echosounders; benthic sleds; acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs), water quality meters and water sampling devices.

 Other Qualifications

  • Experience serving as manager and/or senior scientist in support of applied marine sciences with varying technical objectives for a wide range of clients (federal, state, and commercial).  This would include working onboard a variety of boats/ships, plus direct experience operating small craft ranging from 12-30 feet in length within riverine, estuarine, and near coastal waters.  The successful candidate will be able independently lift and safely handle a wide array of marine and oceanographic equipment with weights approaching 50 lbs. 
  • Credentials (or be able to satisfy the training requirements) associated with OSHA40-hour HAZWOPER certification, as well as OSHA30-hour Construction Site Supervisor training.  The candidate will possess the experience and capabilities necessary to serve as a Health and Safety Officer on field projects, which may periodically include oversight of diving operations.  In addition, the successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate sufficient training and experience to serve as a Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) in accordance with US Army Corps of Engineer guidelines.   
  • This position will require a substantial amount of travel along the eastern seaboard, Great Lakes, and Gulf coast as necessary to execute field programs.  Travel periods will generally be one to two (1-2) weeks in duration, but may extend up to three to four (3-4) weeks in order to meet project objectives.  At times, project work will be performed aboard ocean-going ships that remain at sea for two (2) weeks between port calls.
  • The candidate will have a satisfactory driving record that would not preclude operation of commercial vehicles (up to 26,000 lbs GVW), acquisition of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and/or registration with the US DOT. All job offers will be contingent upon the results of a standard physical examination and drug screening in accordance with OSHA and US DOT requirements.
  • An established network of satisfied clients, strong teaming partners, and industry contacts in a variety of geographic regions from which to market new work, identify emerging opportunities, and track upcoming requests for proposal (RFPs).  And the capability as opportunities are identified, to follow a prescribed pathway towards pursuit, capture, and eventual execution of projects in accordance with established EA policies and approaches.

At EA, our core values are openness, prudence, balance, and challenge and we strive to improve the quality of the environment in which we live, one project at a time. Our scientific and engineering teams works cohesively across all of EA’s service lines. Our professional, team centric culture promotes collaboration and flexibility and allows employees to guide their own career development path. To that end, we provide training and coaching to support ongoing development for our team members.

Our culture values continuing education and personal development, and we offer competitive salaries, paid volunteer time, tuition reimbursement, and a comprehensive benefits package including a 401k with Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

For more details, please visit EA’s Career Page on our website, and refer to position #17026 to apply.

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

    Location: Hunt Valley, MD     Employment Type: 40hr FT