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Principal Marine Scientist
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Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) is a fast growing, global technical consultancy whose success has been driven by a reputation for excellence amongst our client base and by the talent of our people. The Water and Environment business unit continues to win challenging and fascinating projects and has an outstanding reputation for consulting expertise, with our people being recognised specialists in their fields. We want to have a positive and enduring impact on the world.
SKM are seeking a Principal Marine Scientist to be based in Western Australia. This is a full time permanent post. The post is based within a large team of Marine Scientists which are part of a multi-disciplinary environmental team. This is a superb opportunity to join a highly successful and growing company where you are able to combine personal and professional development in a supportive and challenging environment.
The Principal Marine Scientist will be responsible for providing technical leadership and strategic advice. With a range of unique opportunities and a chance to form the future of the business, there’s plenty to keep you inspired. Whilst having a strong internal focus, your ability to service clients, manage their expectations and identify opportunities will see you become a trusted advisor. Working within a truly passionate team which has experienced unrivalled growth, this opportunity will be hard to resist.
Applicants will ideally demonstrate prior experience within a consulting environment although other relevant backgrounds will be considered.
Your fields of special competence will include some of the following areas:
n Coastal Planning and Management
n Environmental approvals processes and regulatory frameworks
n Preparation of technical environmental reviews
n Environmental and Natural Resource Accounting, including assessment of damages, habitat equivalency analysis, ecosystem services
n Assessment and management of impacts of effluents including sewerage, wastewater, aquaculture waste, dredge return water, thermal and brine discharges.
n Remediation of damaged coastal and marine habitats, especially mangroves and salt marshes, estuaries
n Water quality/nutrient cycling in coastal and marine aquatic systems and wetlands
n Coastal and marine habitat classification and mapping
n Mangrove ecosystems: biodiversity assessment, ecology, physiology and habitat restoration, impacts of disturbance, effluent discharges
n Coral reef ecosystems: ecology, management, biodiversity assessment, impacts of disturbance
n Taxonomic skills in crustacea (crabs, prawns & shrimps,), echinodermata (sea cucumbers, starfish, urchins, brittle stars) polychaeta, (marine worms), molluscs ( bivalves & gastropods), mangrove flora, seagrasses.
n Taxonomic skills in marine, estuarine and freshwater fishes, birds, and reptiles.
You will be a team player and have the ability to work unsupervised, using own initiative when required. You will require excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
In return, SKM offers an attractive package, ongoing training and development and the opportunity to work with the industry’s leading pioneers, plus the opportunities that come with working for a 6,000 strong global business.
A relocation package is also offered.
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Sinclair Knight Merz
Envirs House, Shrewsbury Business Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
+44 7584 215084
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