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: Senior Geophysicist/ Geoscientist

Spectrum are looking for a Senior Geophysicist with a minimum of 5 years’ experience to join their team based in Lymington, UK.

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 carry out the following tasks within our growing company:

  • Acquisition, quality checking, processing, and interpretation of geophysical survey data from a wide variety of systems including sub-bottom profiler, magnetometer, side scan sonar and multibeam bathymetry echosounder systems.
  • Assisting with survey planning, vessel mobilisations and project management.
  • Calibration and maintenance of survey equipment.
  • Technical report writing & GIS charting.
  • Aiding with vessel equipment mobilisations.
  • Training and mentoring junior members of staff.
  • Research of new technologies & techniques to keep Spectrum on the cutting edge for survey operations, data processing and data management.

Essential experience & skills:

  • Degree in a relevant subject such as Geophysics, Physics, Geology, Geoscience, Hydrography or similar.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the offshore survey industry
  • Experience working on nearshore marine survey projects.
  • Extensive technical report writing experience.
  • Strong experience with industry software including Oasis Montaj, SonarWiz, RadExPro & Kingdom Suite.
  • Ability to quality check data with a keen eye for minor details.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent computer literacy, including a high level of competence in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Willing to work in the offshore marine environment and away from home for periods up to 4 weeks.
  • Ability to work in a team but also take initiative and work unsupervised when required.
  • High level of practical skill, including involvement in project set-up and vessel mobilisations.
  • Fluency in English, written and verbal.
  • Full, valid UK driving licence.

Desirable experience & skills:

  • Experience working on offshore renewable energy survey projects.
  • Strong programming/scripting knowledge (Python, MATLAB, etc.).
  • GIS knowledge and experience with GIS software (ArcGIS/QGIS).
  • An understanding of the importance of data management.
  • Experience and confidence in liaising with clients.
  • Offshore certification.

What we offer you:

  • Salary depending on experience, 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