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Seaweed Project Manager / Consultant – SAMS

Location: SAMS, Oban.

Contract Type: Open-ended

Work Pattern: Full time (37hrs per week, Monday to Friday)

Salary Range: Grade 5/6 – £29,619 – £39,745 per annum (depending on experience and qualifications)

Closing Date: 20th February 2023,  Interviews will be held by the end of February 2023.

Leading on delivery of seaweed projects and services you will work closely with an established delivery team and research colleagues to connect SAMS’ research knowledge and expertise in seaweed mariculture to commercial and regulatory sectors.

We are looking for a project manager who can coordinate The Seaweed Academy and commercial seaweed nursery activity and deliver consultancy to commercial clients, national and local government and NGOs.

The role will require project management and delivery, customer account management, quality assurance, opportunity generation and, when requested, tender preparation. You will report into and work alongside a dedicated project management team and business development colleagues.

Training and guidance will be provided, where required.


Our Ideal Candidate

Ideally you will be educated to postgraduate level in marine/environmental sciences as well as have relevant work experience as a project manager/consultant where you will have utilised your experience to carry out marine environmental consultancy duties, training delivery and project management of seaweed mariculture. Applicants must have a strong scientific background in macroalgae.

As a highly motivated self-starter with excellent communication and organisational skills, you will enjoy the challenge of working at the interface of scientific research, industrial challenges and evidence-based policymaking.

In return, we offer an attractive salary package as well as the opportunity for further professional development through mentoring, training and peer support.

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