Senior Coastal Processes ScientistExternal

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E-mail: careers [at]
website: Senior Coastal Processes Scientist webpage
Deadline: November 17, 2017
Registration website: Senior Coastal Processes Scientist registration page

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) is currently looking for a Senior Coastal Processes Scientist to lead and deliver coastal oceanography and geomorphology projects withing CEFAS' commercial and commercial and government portfolios.

The role will incorporate several different tasks and responsibilities. Chief amongst these will be working within a project team monitoring and interpreting the effects of, for example, new nuclear electric power stations on the coastal nearshore, including potential impacts on sediment transport, coastal configuration, flood risk and ecology. Synthesis of existing evidence, generation of new evidence and environmental impact assessment are important aspects of the post.

The successful candidate will be highly organised, have excellent communication skills (written and oral) and should have a track record of delivering on multiple projects to tight deadlines. They should be able to demonstrate their expertise in coastal geomorphology/oceanography by qualification and/or track record of peer-reviewed reports/publications to a high standard. 

Minimum Essential: 
1. Higher Degree and/or relevant experience in an appropriate coastal dynamics, coastal geomorphology/oceanography or coastal engineering discipline 
2. Strong understanding of coastal systems and coastal processes 
3. Excellent communication skills and experience of liaising with clients and stakeholders 
4. Excellent scientific and technical writing skills (reports and/or journal articles) 
5. An ability to use and/or interpret the results from coastal area numerical models 
6. Strong data analysis, interpretation and programming skills 
7. Excellent organisational and time management skills, inter-personal and communication skills 
8. Evidence of independent and team working 

9. Ability to design and conduct research to solve interdisciplinary and non-standard problems 
10. Leadership qualities 
11. Full UK/European driving licence 

Candidates are required to demonstrate their suitability for the post described above against the following five Civil Service competences: 

  • Achieving Commercial Outcomes 
  • Delivering at Pace 
  • Specialist Competence: Securing, maintaining and developing relevant technical expertise 
  • Specialist Competence: Applying scientific and technical knowledge 
  • Specialist Competence: Understanding and complying with statutory requirements and standards 

In terms of qualifications, the candidate must possess a Higher Degree and relevant experience in an appropriate coastal dynamics, geomorphology or coastal engineering discipline.