Senior or Principal Marine Consultant

Senior or Principal Marine Consultant 

Are you a Marine Consultant, looking for your next exciting role in the commercial sector at Senior or Principal Consultant level? If you are commercially aware, self-motivated, and organised, with excellent technical and communication skills, we would love to hear from you!

You will be responsible for delivering reports for existing marine infrastructure projects and winning new business. You will be responsible for undertaking data analysis and producing technical reports including Water Framework Directive (WFD) assessments, Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRA), Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) assessments, environmental baseline survey reporting, as well as providing consenting and planning advice to clients. In addition, you will provide support to the Head of Marine and Water Director in identifying and pursuing strategic opportunities within the renewables, oil and gas, ports and harbours, and marine engineering sectors. It’s a varied position and you’ll be integral to growing our Marine Consultancy offering, adding huge value to our Marine division as a whole. 

Suitable candidates will have strong commercial project management skills, and will also be technically competent, with an in-depth knowledge of marine ecology, legislation, and survey techniques. Outputs are expected to be high quality, on time and within budget. As with all consultancy work, you will need to be a professional with the ability to communicate effectively and to maintain positive client relationships.

This is a permanent role, ideally based out of our Guildford office (with hybrid working), but we're open to other locations for the right candidate.

You will need to : 

• have relevant and proven experience in a similar role, specifically within the commercial environmental sector
• hold a degree or postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a marine environmental discipline
• be technically competent, with an in-depth knowledge of at least one marine ecology topic, ideally benthic ecology 
• have excellent written communication skills and be able to produce meticulous and accurate technical reports
• be proficient in conducting statistical analyses in industry standard programmes including PRIMER and/or R;
• have excellent verbal communication skills; be able to communicate clearly and confidently with clients and stakeholders;
• have a proven work winning track record and experience of preparing bids and tenders, winning work and generating new business opportunities
• be financially adept with the ability to manage budgets
• be organised with proven ability to multi-task and handle several projects simultaneously
• be able to solve problems and be creative in finding solutions
• have a positive outlook and a strong desire to succeed

Ideally you will also have experience of:

• leading and motivating a team
• analysing seabed imagery  

Working at Thomson

We promote a happy, friendly workplace and are guided by the company’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. We excel at providing our people with amazing career progression and offer an extensive range of company benefits which include: 25 days annual leave, healthcare cash plan, enhanced stakeholder pension scheme, life insurance, discounted gym membership, paid professional memberships, clothing allowance, outstanding performance rewards, free parking and regular local and company social events!

One of the major advantages to working at Thomson is that our people is at the heart of everything we do. As an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT), all Thomson employees have a stake in the business and reap the reward of its success including performance-related annual bonuses. We also pride ourselves in providing market leading internal and external training opportunities which contributes to individual tailored career path ways.

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