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Marine Engineering Geologist – British Geological Survey

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £25,702 to £31,931 Pay Band C – D (dependent on experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th July 2022
Closes: 21st August 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Marine Engineering Geologist to join the BGS Environmental Change, Adaptation & Resilience (ECAR) challenge area at our offices in Edinburgh.

As a Marine Engineering Geologist, you will participate in projects for the offshore renewables industry and provide input into BGS’s marine geohazard research.

You will be required to undertake the detailed analysis and interpretation of a variety of datasets including geotechnical and geophysical logs and borehole data, and their integration with geological interpretations. This will require you to undertake the detailed analysis and interpretation of geotechnical laboratory and in-situ testing results, effectively integrating these data with seismostratigraphic interpretations to develop scientifically robust, processed based “ground models” which can be used to inform the planning and installation of offshore infrastructure (windfarms, tidal, cables).

In addition, you will also be expected to become involved in the analysis of these datasets contributing to the 2D and 3D modelling of the subsurface and contemporary marine processes (e.g. mobile sediments) which underpins the strong research portfolios carried out by the BGS Seafloor, Coasts and Landscapes team.

You should be educated to degree level in a subject related to engineering geology/marine geoscience or have equivalent industry experience in the analysis and interpretation of Cone Penetration Test (CPT) profiles and associated derived outputs e.g. Soil Behaviour Type (SBT), and geotechnical laboratory results in relation to seismostratigraphic units.

You should also have evidence of your ability to use specialist seismic analysis software applications (e.g. Kingdom Suite, Petrel). In addition, you must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

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