Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes
Job Vacancy: Coastal Process Scientist (Fixed Term) - Ending 31st March 2021
Post Number: P00077
Location: Channel Coastal Observatory, Southampton.
Salary: £22,546 - £31,044 per annum (salary band 5-6)
The Channel Coastal Observatory is an exciting project managed by New Forest District Council (NFDC) in partnership with the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre. With funding granted by central government, NFDC has taken the lead in a partnership with other maritime district councils and the Environment Agency to manage and organize a multi-million pound project of coastal monitoring. The southeast region of the project extends from North Kent to Portland Bill and includes the monitoring, recording, GIS and database analysis and long-term prediction of coastal processes. The outputs from the project will be the basis for the design of future coastal defences in the region and are of considerable importance to everyone in the southeast in view of rising sea levels and climate change.
We are looking for a scientifically-minded person, with experience in coastal processes, GIS or GPS or marine surveying, the capability to research problems and the ability to develop innovative solutions. Your main functions will be to conduct surveys, manage the synthesis and analysis of coastal process data within GIS and/or MatLab; prepare and maintain appropriate scientific records; perform long-term predictions based on analysed data; carry out scientific reviews of programme output and to liaise with and report to all other partners in the project.
Applicants should have an honours degree in civil engineering, oceanography, environmental science or similar, plus, ideally, a post-graduate qualification in coastal processes to MSc level. Experience, whilst desirable, is not a requirement as full training will be given.
• 23/26 days annual leave p.a.
• Local government pension scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme (free 24 hour legal, financial and personal advice for employees)
For more information or for an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Charlie Thompson on 023 8059 8467.
End of Vacancy: Monday 19th November 2018
Interview Date: Friday 7th December 2018