At Spectrum we are fully aware that our people make the difference between average and exceptional performance in the field and the office.

We are looking to recruit focused and driven individuals both at graduate level and experienced professionals to our organisation and in return we will provide a positive working environment, continued career development and an attractive salary package based on experience.

We are continuously looking for the right people to help grow our business and welcome speculative applications throughout the year. Should we have no immediate vacancies we will keep your details on file and contact you if a suitable position becomes available.

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Position: Graduate Geophysicist/Geoscientist

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be required to perform a variety of roles within the company and the position is a mix of onshore and offshore working.

Onshore, the typical working week is 37.5 hours (with flexible hours) from our modern office in Lymington. The successful candidate should be prepared to travel and work offshore on a regular basis, typically 30-90 days per year, on a 12-hour shift pattern for 2-4 weeks at a time.

Supported by our experienced team, the successful candidate will develop their skill set to carry out the following tasks within our growing company:

  • Data acquisition, quality checking, processing, and interpretation of data from various survey systems including sub-bottom profiler, magnetometer, side scan sonar and multibeam bathymetry echosounder systems.
  • Calibration and maintenance of survey equipment.
  • Technical report writing & GIS charting.
  • Aiding with vessel equipment mobilisations.
  • Research of new technologies & techniques to keep Spectrum on the cutting edge for survey operations, data processing and data management.

Required education/experience & attributes:

  • Degree in a relevant subject such as Geophysics, Physics, Geology, Geoscience, Hydrography or similar.
  • Ability to quality check data with a keen eye for minor details.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Word.
  • Willingness to work in the offshore marine environment away from home for several weeks at a time.
  • Ability to take initiative and work unsupervised.
  • An understanding of the importance of data management.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Full, valid UK driving licence.


  • Prior industry experience working within a marine survey or related role.
  • Programming/scripting knowledge (Python, MATLAB, etc.)
  • GIS knowledge and experience with GIS software (ArcGIS/QGIS).
  • An interest in offshore survey techniques, offshore energy & infrastructure.
  • Mindset for research and development.
  • Good practical skills (e.g., using tools).

What we offer you:

  • Starting salary of £24,000, with additional competitive offshore rate.
  • For the right candidate, the ability to quickly progress in a small, dynamic company that rewards ambition and initiative.
  • An inclusive and friendly atmosphere with regular social and sporting events.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • 28 days paid annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays). Additionally, lieu days are accrued for every weekend day worked.
  • As part of a small team, you will gain experience in a wide array of tasks that you may not encounter elsewhere, such as equipment fault diagnosing and repair, research and development, and involvement in all stages of the project life cycle.
  • Flexible working hours.

Please send your CV to:

Closing date: 14/03/2024